Medical Students

Volunteering Opportunities, Responses from med schools/unions/ regulatory bodies , Learning Resources and Opportunities, Peer Teaching, Preparing for Work, Journal Articles, Research, Welfare Support

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๐Ÿ”—https://curriculum.covidstudentresponse.org/


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See also:

๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/doctors

Introduction

As medical students we currently face a world of uncertainty, there is some certainty that we are all facing similar uncertaintyโ€ฆ Other than that the certainty is limited. This document is being edited by Julia Simons, hopefully it becomes a useful collation of resources for medical students. Some of the topics mentioned here are covered in more detail in other parts of the handbook, when this is the case there is a link to the relevant section of the handbook.


Please add any information you think might be helpful for medical students to this document.

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Please add info under the different headings, and add headings as you think fits.


This is part of a larger document

๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/ that is for scientists, volunteers, etc.


You will be particularly interested in the Doctors section: that covers medical care protocols, clinical course of infection, treatments, research, PPE guidance

Volunteering Opportunities

How you can best help respond to the Coronavirus pandemic is highly dependent upon your level of training and where you are in the World. This section hopes to group ideas about how to help as well as specific projects in different countries.

Volunteering ideas for Med Students

๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/mutual-aid-groups 

No clinical experience

Check out general volunteering opportunities in your community


๐Ÿ”—https://www.nationalhealthsupporters.co.uk 

Limited clinical experience

You may have appropriate legal cover to work with children: Could offer childcare for healthcare workers



๐Ÿ”—https://healthship.org/login

Healthship: Student-created webapp connecting #NHSStaff with health students for voluntary childcare, grocery shopping, etc during the #COVID19 pandemic - hop aboard!


Nearly finished med school

Seek employment within a clinical setting as a healthcare assistant

Would be really helpful to have a testimony about this experience


Volunteering Opportunities by Country

Also see:

๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/techcommunities

๐Ÿ”—http://coronavirustechhandbook.com/mutual-aid-groups


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://covidmutualaid.org

Local Mutual Aid Groups


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.nationalhealthsupporters.co.uk

Provide childcare for healthcare workers


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—Read about the role here   Find Jobs here

Work as a healthcare assistant at

Some medical students will be asked to assist, for more details about this see the next section, Guidance RE responses from Medical schools/ regulatory bodies


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—Google Form Here 

NEW YORK Provide childcare, pet care, grocery shopping, and other tasks on a case by case basis for


๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Please add your country!

Response from Medical Schools and Regulatory Bodies

So youโ€™re not qualified but you want to be helpful, what are the rules?


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom

๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DRHHCOGXR5QupZHPxNdlTumbHnRld9EIsWHVxQj8Dqc/edit?usp=sharing

Medical school responses: Some medical schools have cancelled exams, placements, others have chosen to retain exams. See how your medical school compares here


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.gmc-uk.org/news/news-archive/coronavirus-information-and-advice/information-for-medical-students

General Medical Council Response: Here Summary:

  • Education: Placements and exams may be cancelled, final years must be prioritised
  • Self-isolate in line with national guidance
  • Final years can graduate if: fit to practice, meet curricula outcomes, met university regulations
  • Provisional registration will happen as usual, applications in April, starting foundation in August:
  • GMC โ€œWeโ€™re not currently planning to register final year students early. But this could change in the future. If this did happen, weโ€™d provide detailed advice and guidance to you and your medical school.โ€
  • Volunteering: Arrangements should be made locally, should not be asked to carry out the duties of a doctor


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2620/msc-covid-19-advice-for-uk-medical-schools.pdf

Medical Schools Council Guidance here

  • Electives: Advise against electives abroad, high risk. Advocate for non-patient facing electives if these are credit-bearing (e.g. necessary to gain sufficient hours under EU medical school regulations)
  • Apprenticeships: In the best interest to complete these, must be done under adequate supervision, with full training and PPE
  • F1 inductions are still the responsibility of trusts
  • For all years other than final years: OSCEs should be postponed to later in the course or cancelled, where possible online learning and examination should be offered
  • post-Finals medical students may be able to assist in clinical services, with full instruction, supervision and PPE, not beyond competencies. Should have contracts, more details pending.


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://beta.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/covid-19/your-contract/covid-19-medical-students-requested-to-work-in-the-nhs

BMA Students Guidance regarding being offered the opportunity to work as a final year

  • Voluntary decision
  • Not asked to work beyond your competencies
  • Full PPE and instruction

Framework is currently being discussed, see link for details

Phone lines, webchat and email available, see link for details


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://beta.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/covid-19/your-contract/covid-19-medical-students-requested-to-work-in-the-nhs

DAUK- Doctors Association UK, also represent medical students you can join here

Join their facebook page here

If you need support you can contact them directly here


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SDAyucaA016g4kkbUXAjCJy7dV2kACsGwjcK_zOhTdk/edit#gid=0

A Google Spreadsheet on what all the US medical schools are doing with their medical students during COVID-19


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Learning Resources and Opportunities

With cancelled placements, teaching and in some cases exams sharing learning resources will be helpful! Even better- leave comments about what you find helpful about different learning resources!


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/document/d/13JfRRw1GEIKz4JCde8WcQBCHnu-7nn11P_z0dHov1eA/preview

COVID-19 SPECIFIC LEARNING RESOURCES

Harvard Medical School Medical Student COVID-19 Curriculum: Overview 


๐Ÿ”—https://ucsf.app.box.com/s/2laxq0v00zg2ope9jppsqtnv1mtxd52z

๐Ÿ—ฃ@sachinjshah

Dr. Sachin J. Shah- Assistant Professor @UCSF Physician and researcher.curated 1300+ articles in PubMed for doctors/clinicians and medical educators:


VIDEOS

๐Ÿ”—https://www.freemedtube.net

FreeMedTube- USMLE, Osmosis videos


QUESTION BANKS

๐Ÿ”—https://geekymedics.com/category/quiz/

GeekyMedics Free question bank


๐Ÿ”—https://www.onexamination.com

BMJ OnExamination Subscription required - 25% off with discount code: LNM2020 e.g. 3 months of access to โ€˜med student finalsโ€™ question bank for ยฃ14.99 ($17.24; โ‚ฌ16.02)


๐Ÿ”—https://passmedicine.com

PassMedicine Subscription required

PEER LEARNING PROJECTS

Project idea: peer teaching programmes (already exist in some universities, would be great to share these)

ONLINE HANDS-ON SURGICAL TRAINING

๐Ÿ”—https://youranastomosis.com/

YourAnastomosis Offers online surgical training with score-based, objective assessment of vessel sutures.

NOTES

๐Ÿ”—https://icsmsu.com/exec/wp-content/uploads/Medicine-2012.pdf

Alasdair Scott Notes Comprehensive notes: concise, logical layout. Free

SHARED DRIVES

Would be amazing if we could pool shared drives of resources- textbooks/ lectures/ notes- for example university societies that run revision lectures

Peer Teaching

Idea: If your lectures and classes are cancelled and youโ€™re looking for something to do- how about setting up some peer teaching initiatives?

Preparing for Work

Resources that might be useful for students who are about to qualify and may be entering the workforce during the pandemic


๐Ÿ”—https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/ATSPBooklet.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2KzzbBVUAqPKnVUTXtfVb5ug5NIiPEEvEsLs9BFiUvVD_-OYIezKx8ap8

Asked to See Patient FY1 Guide

Projects and Research Opportunities

See also:

๐Ÿ”— https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/science

๐Ÿ”— https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/data

๐Ÿ”— https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/infographics


๐Ÿ”—http://www.becomingadr.co.uk/medical-student-projects/

Becoming a doctor: Medical Student Projects


COVID-19 DATASETS 

See also:

๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/data


๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ”— https://buff.ly/2QbgVQW

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ”— https://buff.ly/338zIBO

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”— https://buff.ly/3aR8VfV

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://buff.ly/2vmszBA

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://buff.ly/388a01l

WHO: Database of publications updated daily


๐Ÿ”—https://buff.ly/38QLAtn

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) by Allen Institute for AI

>29,000 scholarly articles,  >13,000 with full text, about COVID-19 and the Coronavirus family of viruses for use by the global research community

RESEARCH PROJECTS

๐Ÿ”—http://crowdfightcovid19.org/

This is an emerging area, there is a lot of scope for research and publications.

Crowd Fight COVID-19 sign up to share you skills

Welfare and Support 

SELF-ISOLATING TIPS, TRICKS and SOLIDARITY


Idea: Could set up google hangouts/ zoom meets to check-in with other medical students


BLOGS WRITTEN BY MEDICAL STUDENTS

Add blogs for reading in solidarity 

๐Ÿ”—www.laith-alexander.com - Iโ€™m a final year medical student at Cambridge documenting whatโ€™s been happening since the Coronavirus crisis began, both in + outside of hospital.


MEME BANK

We all need memes, laughter is good medicine, while not good medicine for COVID-19, good medicine for life.



Followers Cart

๐Ÿ”—https://followerscart.com/buy-igtv-views-likes-comments/

Followers Cart offers Medical students with the discounted services. Almost all of them uses instagram and somehow try to promote their accounts. But now followers made it easy for them to promote IG mainly IGTV by providing the service with discounted prices. Simply provide the details of theirs by emailing us or by chatting un on live chat service. They are our heroes amid corona virus outbreak we need to serve them.