South African medical students’ perspectives on COVID-19 and clinical training

Show simple item record Le Roux, Christine Stinson, Kathryn Dawood, Fazilah Jansen van Vuuren, Nicole Dramowski, Angela 2021-10-08T10:05:25Z 2021-10-08T10:05:25Z 2020-11
dc.description.abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted clinical training programmes for medical students globally. Continuation of clinical training is important but should be weighed against the risk of transmission of COVID- 19 infection from students to susceptible peers, healthcare workers (HCWs) and patients. Furthermore, teaching of medical students may place an additional burden on busy clinicians during the pandemic and increase utilisation of personal protective equipment (PPE).(2–5) All South African universities, including medical faculties, were forced to close when a national lockdown was implemented in March 2020. The Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (SU-FMHS) implemented a phased return to clinical training for senior students in May 2020 to ensure timely graduation; all other medical students continued the academic year via online learning. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of SU-FMHS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) students’ attitudes to and perceptions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and clinical training. en_ZA
dc.description.department Paediatrics and Child Health en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation LeRoux, C., Stinson, K., Dawood, F. et al. 2020, 'South African medical students’ perspectives on COVID-19 and clinical training', Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 227-230. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2618-0189
dc.identifier.other 10.18772/26180197.2020.v2n3a9
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Wits University Press en_ZA
dc.rights © Wits University Press en_ZA
dc.subject Medical students en_ZA
dc.subject Transmission en_ZA
dc.subject COVID-19 pandemic en_ZA
dc.subject Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) en_ZA
dc.subject Healthcare workers (HCWs) en_ZA
dc.title South African medical students’ perspectives on COVID-19 and clinical training en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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