Rationale, aims and objectives: This study aimed to determine the
residents’ perspectives on clinical practice during the pandemic of
coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Methods: A cross-sectional survey
was carried out online among medical residents in our hospital. The
survey covered basic information, condition of clinical practice, and
perspectives related to the COVID-19. Results: total 174 (26.8%)
residents responded and completed the survey. Nearly half of the
residents (51.7%) expressed willingness of going to the frontline to
fight against the virus and 62.3% of the residents showed good morale.
Online courses were delivered to 87.9% of the residents with
satisfaction at 89.7%. Approximate one third of the residents concerned
the impact of the epidemic on graduation (34.0%) and taking up an
occupation (32.8 %). Majorities (79.3%) determined to be a doctor
after the pandemic. Notablely 40.2% of the residents thought they were
underpaid. 21.8% of the residents reported to be unfairly treated in
clinical practice. Overall no statistical differences were revealed
between internal medicine and surgery residents, and between those
married and singles, regarding the perceptions related to the COVID-19.
Conclusion: Administrators should take cognizance of perspective of the
residents and formulate corresponding strategies to reassure trainees’
safety and continuous training, address the residents’ concerns and get
prepared for the second wave of COVID-19.