Idle medical students review emerging COVID-19 research

Carl Boodman, Santina Lee, Jared Bullard

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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is causing wide-spread interruptions in medical education. With little warning, clinical rotations were cancelled and medical students were sent home. While pre-clinical students transitioned to online curricula, clinical students were left without discreet educational goals. Simultaneously, medical doctors were scrambling to maintain competence in the face of rapidly evolving COVID-19 information. Here, we describe an education program that integrates medical students into interdisciplinary teams to review emerging COVID-19 research that directly answers questions sent in by medical doctors.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMedical education online
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1770562
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2020


  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Curriculum/trends
  • Education, Medical/organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Pandemics/statistics & numerical data
  • Pneumonia, Viral
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Students, Medical/statistics & numerical data


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