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Maintaining the Educational Pipeline

Organizational guidelines and commentaries addressing the education and deployment of health care trainees during the pandemic.

(05/21/20) Pulled From Clinical Work, Medical Students Mobilize Huge Volunteer Effort
An article highlighting some of the ways in which medical students at University of Virginia have managed to contribute to patient management without directly working in the hospital settings. These activities include hosting community hotlines to triage COVID-19 symptoms and engaging with elderly patients in isolation, among others

(05/18/20) Doctors in Training Learn Hard Lessons During the Pandemic
An article discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the 130,000 medical residents in the health care workforce. The pandemic has increased their hours and added emotional stressors, bringing into question how this will impact post-COVID-19.

(05/08/20) They Had Plans To Go To Nursing School. Maryland Officials Hope Coronavirus Hasn’t Changed Their Minds.
An article discussing fears of an even greater shortage of nurses following the COVID-19 pandemic. Barriers to entry such as cost and the risk to nurses and their families are listed as potential issues further driving a shortage.

(04/27/20) The University Of Maryland School Of Nursing Offers Early-Exit Option To Students To Bolster Nursing Workforce During Pandemic
The University of Maryland School of Nursing has announced an early exit option for select students in the entry-into-practice Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) master’s program, for those expected to graduate in May 2020, in an effort to meet Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s public health surge plan for COVID-19.

(04/10/20) 8 Medical Schools Allowing Early Graduation To Boost COVID-19 Workforce
A publication listing eight medical schools that are allowing students to graduate early to join the healthcare workforce amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

(04/09/20) How To Think About COVID-19 Like an M.D.
An article that shows how Harvard medical students are creating a free curriculum to give their peers and other physicians-eye view of the pandemic.

(04/09/20) Pharmacy Students To Graduate Early In Preparation For Future COVID-19 Impact
An article about how Purdue University’s College of Pharmacy is granting early graduation to 144 students to help deal with the shortage of pharmacists during the COVID-19 pandemic.

(04/09/20) Ohio’s School Of Nursing To Allow Seniors To Graduate Early, Join Workforce In Fight Against COVID-19
An article about Ohio School of Nursing allowing early graduation for students to join the workforce to fight the pandemic.

(04/09/20) U.S. Resumes Visa Processing So IMGs Can Join COVID-19 Fight
An article about how the U.S. Department has agreed to an AMA request to resume processing visa applications at U.S. embassies and consulates to ensure that non-US citizen international medical graduates (IMGs) can enter the country and begin their residency training programs this summer to help join the fight against COVID-19.

(04/08/20) MSU Makes Available Graduating Health Care Students To Aid In COVID-19 Response
An article about how Michigan State University is making available hundreds of healthcare students, who successfully completed their program requirements, to Michigan healthcare systems to aid in the COVID-19 response.

(04/01/20) Medical Student Education In the Time of COVID-19
This article discusses how COVID-19 affects the medical preclerkship and clerkship learning environments. It also speculates about how the future of medical education may be influenced by the pandemic.

(04/01/20) AAMC Interim Guidance On Medical Students’ Participation In Direct Patient Contact Activities
This document offers guidance from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) on how medical programs should approach student participation during the COVID-19 crisis. This includes involvement with both patients who have COVID-19 and those who do not.

(03/31/20) COVID-19: Temporary Licenses Possible For Illinois Nursing Students
An article about the call for more temporary licenses for Illinois nursing students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

(03/31/20) ‘The Future Is Today’: Medical Students In The COVID-19 Pandemic
A blog that examines how medical students can provide needed help in the COVID-19 pandemic.

(03/30/20) COVID-19 Response and Resources
A list of health professional education organizations and agencies and their COVID-19 responses and resources compiled by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.

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