The personal impact of covid-19 on traineesBMJ 2020; 371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4688 (Published 01 December 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4688
- Thomas R Fonseka, clinical fellow in urology,
- Ricky J Ellis, urology registrar and, intercollegiate research fellow
- University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby DE22 3NE, UK
While the results of the GMC national training survey have highlighted the significant disruption to training caused by the covid-19 pandemic,1 the effects on junior doctors’ wellbeing must not be overlooked.
Interruption to training can have wider social and psychological effects. Face-to-face teaching allows peers to meet and build camaraderie, sharing the day-to-day struggles of working on the front line. Peer …