An article from MedScape in which students are asked to give their thoughts on having their training take place throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it has had on them.
Receiving a medical school education during a pandemic has its share of complications, including modified clinical rotations, reduced hands-on experiences, routine COVID checks, limited patient interaction, and canceled procedures.
Students in med school are also training in a healthcare environment strained by staffing shortages and increased safety protocols. Still, benefits emerged, including increased opportunities to volunteer their new medical skills while helping overtaxed medical teams keep up with the rising demand for care.
Medscape Medical News asked a handful of med students who regularly blog for us to share their experiences training for a medical career during a global pandemic.