NOTE: This blog post contains discussion of sensitive topics regarding mental health, depression, burnout and suicide. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact a health care professional or the National Suicide Hotline, available 24/7: 1-800-273-8255. Background In March 2020, the world watched, as the COVID-19 pandemic descended on our health care systems. […]
Since the onset of the COVID pandemic, over 350 million people have been infected . Early on, it was recognized that COVID symptoms, outside the most extreme of cases, typically lasted two weeks. However, some who suffered a non-hospitalization-worthy or “mild” case of COVID found themselves plagued with symptoms spanning beyond that period. Neurological symptoms […]
There was a new vaccinator in the clinic, a first-year medical student hovering nervously in the corner of the room. “Have you done this before?” I asked. She shook her head no. All around us, noise echoed off the tiled walls and wood floor of the elementary school gymnasium, the indistinct hum of voices, scrape […]
COVID-19 took an emotional toll on medical students. Government grants, reduced interest rates and paused interest collection offered some financial relief. Why couldn’t we make those changes permanent?
During a recent panel, trainees shared their thoughts on how changes implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic can be used to improve access to careers in science and medicine going forward.
Luis Monsalve, graduate of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, gives a firsthand look into his experiences working on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trial and his new role in vaccine distribution with Jhpiego.
Like most front-line health care workers, resident Mark Lieber is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. He discusses why he’s still wearing a mask.