Role and perception of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases trainees during the COVID-19 crisis

Kevin Bouiller*, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Muge Cevik, Katharina Last, Ivana A Antunović, Anja Šterbenc, Maria J Lopes, Aleksandra Barac, Valentijn Schweitzer, Sarah Dellière

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Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the role and perceptions of trainees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Method: An online survey was designed to provide an insight into the significance of the COVID-19 pandemic on working conditions of infectious diseases and clinical microbiology trainees.

Results: The main roles of trainees included management of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 (55%), research (53%) and diagnostic procedures (43%). The majority (82%) of trainees felt useful in managing the crisis. However, more than two-thirds felt more stressed and more tired compared with other rotations. Only 39% of the participants had access to psychological support.

Conclusion: Due to the significant impact of the pandemic on infectious diseases and clinical microbiology trainees, further research should focus on their health and welfare in the post-pandemic period.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-416
Number of pages6
JournalFuture Microbiology
Volume17
Issue number6
Early online date14 Mar 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

Keywords

  • Clinical microbiology
  • COVID-19
  • Infectious diseases
  • Medical education
  • Mental health
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Training
  • Work–life balance
  • Young scientists

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