How Med Students Can Stay Safe From CoronavirusMarch 23, 2020 |
by Ilana Kowarski
Medical school is demanding regardless of the circumstances, but now is an especially challenging time to be studying medicine. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has sparked public fear, and it’s understandable for a medical student to feel anxiety – especially if he or she is in clinical rotations and interacting with patients.
The best course of action for med students to take, some experts say, is to strictly follow safety protocols and make an effort to “keep calm and carry on,” as a popular British saying goes.
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, some medical schools have canceled clinical rotations or shifted medical students away from emergency rooms and intensive care units.