Medical education, the COVID-19 pandemic, and infection prevention: there has never been a better time.
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a huge challenge for healthcare systems worldwide and has significantly altered medical education . This change has resulted in an increase in online medical education and a greater emphasis on infection prevention and control (IPC) measures on campus and at home, to prevent acquisition by students themselves, and transmission to teaching staff, friends, and family. Some students who volunteered to assist hospitals in managing the pandemic gained valuable experience and appreciation of the importance of IPC in the healthcare setting, as well as in their day-to-day lives . However, now is the time to ask, are we confident that our medical students are competent in IPC?
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Published CitationCheng C, O'Donnell S, Humphreys H. Medical education, the COVID-19 pandemic, and infection prevention: there has never been a better time. J Hosp Infect. 2021 ;119:187-188.
Publication Date27 November 2021
- Clinical Microbiology
- Beaumont Hospital
- Undergraduate Research
- Accepted Version (Postprint)