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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 38-41

Nephrology teaching during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Professor, Department of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Dipankar Bhowmik
Department of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jrnm.jrnm_18_20

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The rapid spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to pandemic proportions since March 2020 has placed enormous pressure on health-care workers worldwide. India was placed on a nationwide lockdown from March to May 2020 and is gradually opening up with regard to travel and businesses. India is the third worst-hit country in the world after the United States and Brazil with 2.1 million documented cases. Coronavirus 2 infection is commonly associated with acute kidney injury in severe cases. The rapid spread of coronavirus has strained and stretched our health-care system, in particular, nephrology service to previously unknown dimensions. This has affected the normal routine of clinical training and necessitated a change in the approach to medical education. Apart from the training perspective, the stress on account of changes in clinical rotation, fear of contracting COVID-19, and uncertainty about the future course of disease and job prospects affects mental health of residents. This brief review explores the impact of such curtailed clinical activities and teaching and the possible approaches to nephrology teaching during the pandemic.


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