COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; coronavirus infections; pandemics; preparatory response; internships and residency; graduate medical education; occupational health; obstetrics; gynecology; distance education; telemedicine; disease outbreaks/prevention & control


Interprofessional Education | Medicine and Health Sciences | Obstetrics and Gynecology


Background: The impact of COVID-19 on residency training nationwide has been substantial, and adapting to this unprecedented event has proven challenging for program directors throughout the United States. Here, the authors presented their initial experiences with restructuring an obstetrics and gynecology residency program during the pandemic. The authors outlined their strategies to maximize resident safety and address clinical care in outpatient and inpatient settings, resident education curriculum, resident wellness and consider the ethical dilemmas of health care providers during a pandemic.

Conclusion: With perspectives from other residency programs, the authors hope this review will serve as an initial building block for developing an effective strategic response for programs to implement during a disaster.