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Being Human in the ICU

“I don’t think of all the misery, but all the beauty that remains.” – Anne Frank As a fellow in the intensive care unit (ICU), sometimes it’s hard to see the beauty through the misery. The misery of my patients, their families, the nurses, fellow trainees and...

Supporting Trainees During COVID-19 Pandemic: A New York Perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has posed an unprecedented challenge to training programs such as deployment of trainees to unfamiliar units, safety and well-being concerns, and strains on existing educational frameworks. Based on my first-hand frontline experience as Fellowship Director of a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine training program in New York, here-in I share vital lessons learned during the peak of the pandemic. I hope that my approach during the anticipatory surge-planning phase and proactive management of trainees during the peak of the pandemic will provide useful guidance to others.