A Google Spreadsheet on what all the US medical schools are doing with their medical students during COVID-19
Dr. Sachin J. Shah- Assistant Professor @UCSF Physician and researcher.curated 1300+ articles in PubMed for doctors/clinicians and medical educators:
As medical students we currently face a world of uncertainty, there is some certainty that we are all facing similar uncertainty… 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 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
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.
Level of training
Idea and example
No clinical experience
Check out general volunteering opportunities in your community
Limited clinical experience
You may have appropriate legal cover to work with children: Could offer childcare for healthcare workers
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
Local Mutual Aid Groups
Provide childcare for healthcare workers
🇬🇧🔗Read about the role here Find Jobs here
Work as a healthcare assistant
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
🇺🇸🔗Google Form Here
NEW YORK Provide childcare, pet care, grocery shopping, and other tasks on a case by case basis for
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So you’re not qualified but you want to be helpful, what are the rules?
Medical school responses: Some medical schools have cancelled exams, placements, others have chosen to retain exams. See how your medical school compares here
General Medical Council Response: Here Summary:
Medical Schools Council Guidance here
BMA Students Guidance regarding being offered the opportunity to work as a final year
Framework is currently being discussed, see link for details
Phone lines, webchat and email available, see link for details
DAUK- Doctors Association UK, also represent medical students
Join their facebook page here
If you need support you can contact them directly here
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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!
COVID-19 SPECIFIC LEARNING RESOURCES
Harvard Medical School Medical Student COVID-19 Curriculum: Overview
FreeMedTube- USMLE, Osmosis videos
GeekyMedics Free question bank
BMJ OnExamination Subscription required - 25% off with discount code: LNM2020 e.g. 3 months of access to ‘med student finals’ question bank for £14.99 ($17.24; €16.02)
PassMedicine Subscription required
Project idea: peer teaching programmes (already exist in some universities, would be great to share these)
YourAnastomosis Offers online surgical training with score-based, objective assessment of vessel sutures.
Alasdair Scott Notes Comprehensive notes: concise, logical layout. Free
Would be amazing if we could pool shared drives of resources- textbooks/ lectures/ notes- for example university societies that run revision lectures
Idea: If your lectures and classes are cancelled and you’re looking for something to do- how about setting up some peer teaching initiatives?
Resources that might be useful for students who are about to qualify and may be entering the workforce during the pandemic
Asked to See Patient FY1 Guide
Becoming a doctor: Medical Student Projects
See also: 🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/data
WHO: Database of publications updated daily
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
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
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
🔗www.laith-alexander.com - I’m a final year medical student at Cambridge documenting what’s been happening since the coronavirus crisis began, both in + outside of hospital.
We all need memes, laughter is good medicine, while not good medicine for COVID, good medicine for life.