A New Reality: Experiences from Canadian Clerkship Medical Students during COVID-19

  • Jeffrey Leong University of British Columbia
  • Gurkaran S. Sarohia University of British Columbia
Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Medical Education, Medical Student, Canada

Abstract

Medical students across the globe are being impacted by COVID-19. We are Canadian third year medical students who offer our experience as to how COVID-19 has impacted our medical training. We offer insight as to what medical students are doing despite being away from clinical duties. Questions regarding medical student responsibility during COVID-19 are raised. Our lived experience during this time will be beneficial to learn how the role of medical students during a pandemic evolve over time.

Author Biographies

Jeffrey Leong, University of British Columbia

Medical student

Gurkaran S. Sarohia, University of British Columbia

Medical Student

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Published
2020-04-30
How to Cite
Leong, J., & Sarohia, G. S. (2020). A New Reality: Experiences from Canadian Clerkship Medical Students during COVID-19. International Journal of Medical Students, 8(1), 68-69. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2020.516
Section
Experience