Interview with John Prescott, chief academic officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges, the organisation that coordinates medical student placements in the US.
The Association of American Medical Colleges is the group that helps medical schools coordinate, among other things, 81,000 students currently doing clinical rotations in hospitals. The training is required and its parameters are very specific.
Yet, in some situations, hospitals and med schools might ask the students to temporarily leave.
To hear more about why and how this could happen during the COVID-19 outbreak, we spoke with John Prescott, an emergency room doctor and the chief academic officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation......