Pandemic confirmed med school was right choice, Medscape student survey finds

Mackenzie Bean –
Friday, October 23rd, 2020

About half of medical students state the COVID-19 pandemic has actually reinforced their decision to get in medicine, a recent Medscape report discovered.

Medscape surveyed 2,619 current medical trainees in between July 14 and Sept. 8 for its annual “Medical Student Life & & Education Report 2020.”.

4 report findings:.

1. About 42 percent of trainees said COVID-19-related interruptions to their medical education will negatively affect their ability to practice medication when they enter the field.

2. Majority of students (53 percent) stated the pandemic has enhanced or highly reinforced their decision to end up being doctors.

3. Eighty-eight percent of students said it is essential to discover health inequities as part of their medical education.

4. About 51 percent of students said theyve in some cases felt burned out, while 20 percent stated they were stressed out the majority of the time, and 5 percent said they were constantly stressed out.

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