CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Avicenna J Med 2022; 12(01): 041-044
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1743210

COVID-19: The Impact on Internal Medicine Resident Training

Odalys Estefania Lara Garcia
1   Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois, United States
Khalid Sawalha
2   Department of Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Mohammad Al-Akchar
3   Department of Cardiology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois, United States
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The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted the lives of physicians at all levels. The workloads and working hours have increased tremendously which affected the time spent on administrative and academic duties. The COVID-19 pandemic imposed a lot of challenges on academic institutions in term of providing quality of care to patients and maintaining the quality of education for trainee. Herein, we discuss the challenges and impact of the pandemic on residents training.


All authors take responsibility for all aspects of the reliability and freedom from bias of the data presented and their discussed interpretation.

Publication History

Article published online:
10 March 2022

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