The Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on US Medical Students in their Clinical Years

  • Raed Qarajeh University of Missouri Kansas City
  • Farah Tahboub The University of Jordan School of Medicine
  • Nikita Rafie University of Missouri-Kansas City school of medicine
  • Nurry Pirani University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Mary Anne Jackson University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • C. Douglas Cochran University of Missouri-Kansas City
Keywords: COVID-19, Medical Students, Pandemic, Education, Clinical years, United States, Residency

Author Biographies

Raed Qarajeh, University of Missouri Kansas City

PGY-2, Internal Medicine Resident

Farah Tahboub, The University of Jordan School of Medicine

Farah is a medical student.

Nikita Rafie, University of Missouri-Kansas City school of medicine

Nikita is a medical student.

Nurry Pirani, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Associate Dean and Chair, Council on Curriculum
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Mary Anne Jackson, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Professor, Interim Dean - University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine

C. Douglas Cochran, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director, Vice Chair - Department of Internal Medicine

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Published
2020-06-15
How to Cite
Qarajeh, R., Tahboub, F., Rafie, N., Pirani, N., Jackson, M. A., & Cochran, C. D. (2020). The Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on US Medical Students in their Clinical Years. International Journal of Medical Students, 8(2), 172-174. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2020.508
Section
Experience