What just happened to my residency? The effects of COVID-19 on colorectal surgical training

Read more in the May 2021 issue of the journal Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

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Dr. Alexandra B. Columbus and coauthors from the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlingon, Massachusetts, wrote a Viewpoint in the May 2021 issue of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum reporting the results of their survey administered to colorectal surgery residents to ascertain the effects of the early COVID-19 pandemic on their education and job search. Results are published in the May 2021 issue of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.

Citation: Columbus, Alexandra B. M.D., M.P.H.; Breen, Elizabeth M. M.D.; Abelson, Jonathan S. M.D., M.S.; Kuhnen, Angela H. M.D.; Kleiman, David A. M.D., M.Sc.; Marcello, Peter W. M.D.; Roberts, Patricia L. M.D.; Saraidaridis, Julia T. M.D., M.M.Sc. “What Just Happened to My Residency?” The Effect of the Early Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on Colorectal Surgical Training, Diseases of the Colon & Rectum: May 2021 - Volume 64 - Issue 5 - p 504-507 doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001981

 

 

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