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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.

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