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August 2021 Vol. 9 No.8

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 9(8) pp. 332-348, August, 2021 

Copyright © 2021 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5218719


Original Research Article

Forced Hands: The Emergent Adjustments to the Internship Training Program of the Department of Medicine, University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital in the Face of the COVID-19 Enhanced Community Quarantine

 
 
 

Fernando Gracieux Y1, Mondino Sherry Ann2, Yasay Eric3, Co Homer4, Ong Janus5, Cruz Gene6, Octavio April7, Luzano Jonathan7, Murillo Karl7, Reyes Aldric7, Palileo Lia8

 

1Associate Professor IV; Overall Head, Learning Unit 7 (Integrated Clinical Internship in Medicine)
2Overall Resident Monitor for Learning Unit 7, Department of Medicine, UP-PGH
3Clinical Associate Professor; Consultant Monitor, Learning Unit 7 Track C
4Clinical Associate Professor; Consultant Monitor, Learning Unit 7 Track A
5Clinical Associate Professor; Consultant Monitor, Learning Unit 7 Track B
6Overall Resident Monitor, Undergraduate Committee, Department of Medicine, UP-PGH
7Resident Monitors, Learning Unit 7
8Associate Professor; Overall Head, Undergraduate Committee, Department of Medicine, UP-PGH

*Corresponding Author's E-mail: gyfernando@up.edu.ph

Received: 10 July 2021  I  Accepted: 13 August 2021  I  Published: 18 August 2021  I  Article ID: MRJMMS21074
Copyright © 2021 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

 

Abstract

 

The COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the delivery of medical education in the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital. With the onset of the lockdown and the suspension of classes, all levels of medical school education were affected. The cautious resumption of educational activities at the beginning of May, 2020 forced major adjustments in the educational strategies of the college in order to complete the requirements of the second semester. These effects where strongly felt at the level of Learning Unit 7, the clinical internship program, where students not only had to complete second semester requirements, but also prepare for graduation and the upcoming board exams as well. The loss of face-to-face interaction and direct patient contact were major setbacks in accomplishing these goals and forced the department to shift to mainly online and asynchronous teaching and learning activities. However, these were also plagued by difficulties, paramount of which was the unreliable internet infrastructure in the country that hampered the access of many interns to online materials. This paper describes the efforts of the Department of Medicine’s Learning Unit 7 committee to address the problems posed by the enhanced community quarantine period.

Keywords: Clinical Internship, COVID-19 lockdown, ECQ, Online learning

















 



 









 















































 
























 







 








 





















 









































































 










 







































 










 

 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
                         

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