Being an Italian Medical Student During the COVID-19 Outbreak


  • Nicolo G. Biavardi Università Vita Salute San Raffaele



Covid-19, Qurantine education, E-learning, Italy, Milan, University lockdown, SARS-CoV-2 Italy, Lockdown


Many students around the world have been wondering how their life will change since the very first outbreak of Covid-19. In my experience article I have tried to give a flavor of how has the academic world changed in quarantine. Difficulties and opportunities have been analyzed. Questions regarding the validity of e-learning have been posed. In an arduous period as the one we are experiencing, having an idea of what life could be in worst case scenario could be helpful.


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Author Biography

Nicolo G. Biavardi, Università Vita Salute San Raffaele

Medical student


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How to Cite

Biavardi, N. G. (2020). Being an Italian Medical Student During the COVID-19 Outbreak. International Journal of Medical Students, 8(1), 49–50.