How medical students can respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Letters
  • Tuesday, 21 Apr 2020

Screen capture of the Facebook page of the Malaysian medical student initiative Students Against Covid-19 that disseminates up-to-date and correct facts on the disease.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, many educational institutions worldwide have suspended physical classes to maintain social distancing. Many medical schools have also followed suit and temporarily stopped classes and clinical rotations for their medical students.

Several European governments have been seeking help from graduating medical students to join forces with their healthcare workers on the front lines. Italy, the European country that originally was the hardest hit until its number of cases was surpassed by Spain, has fast-tracked at least 10,000 medical students to join their future colleagues in healthcare in combating Covid-19.

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