A Surgical Resident’s Perspective about COVID-19 Pandemic: Unique Experience and Lessons Learnt

  • Madhuri Chaudary Surgical Postgraduate Trainee, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India
  • Prakash Kumar Sasmal All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar
Keywords: Surgery, Personal protective equipment, COVID-19, SARS-Cov-2, Pandemic, Experience, Surgical education, Resident

Abstract

Discussion Points.

  1. Experience of a surgical trainee to manage COVID-19 patients along with surgical emergencies.
  2. In spite of managing high-risk seropositive cases during non-COVID-19 times with impunity, there is always a sense of apprehension during operation in this critical time.
  3. E-learning is promoted presently with online seminars and webinars on managing COVID-19 and other non-COVID-19 diseases, which is overall a new experience during this critical time.
  4. Every nation and medical university needs to adequately increase the infrastructure to tackle the similar situation and also train their future generation of health care providers more broadly at least to manage critically ill patients during epidemics, irrespective of subspecialties.
  1. The global community should unite to fight against this invisible enemy of humanity.

Author Biographies

Madhuri Chaudary, Surgical Postgraduate Trainee, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India

The author is at present a senior postgraduate trainee of three years program in the Department of Surgery at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar which is a premier tertiary health care centre under the Central Government in eastern India. She is experienced about four years following a medical graduate and has completed formal training in managing paediatric diseases.

Prakash Kumar Sasmal, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar

Additional Professor of Surgery

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Published
2020-05-11
How to Cite
Chaudary, M., & Sasmal, P. K. (2020). A Surgical Resident’s Perspective about COVID-19 Pandemic: Unique Experience and Lessons Learnt. International Journal of Medical Students, 8(2), 156-158. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2020.546
Section
Experience