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The Effect of COVID-19 in Selecting Otolaryngology as a Specialty
  • Beatrice Go BS
Beatrice Go BS
University of Pennsylvania
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Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 has undoubtedly impacted the healthcare system while causing lasting and profound implications for medical education. Senior medical students seeking exposure to the field of otolaryngology now find themselves in the challenging position of obtaining the experiences to make an informed decision on a future specialty. Virtual electives using comprehensive online material, discussion, and videos as well as the advent of telemedicine may be potential solutions to increase exposure to otolaryngology. While incorporating opportunities for authentic patient interactions is still a challenge, it is crucial that the academic otolaryngology community prioritize seeking solutions for interested medical students