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Consider registering for this webinar January 15 on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the medical school experience and student views on the future of medicine.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has heard from many frontline health care workers about the effects of the pandemic on them. But how has the pandemic impacted those who are the future of our health care system, our medical students?

On Friday, January 15, at 1:00 p.m. EST, PHR will host a discussion on how the pandemic has affected the medical school experience and students’ views on their future in medicine. Medical students from PHR’s Student Advisory Board will discuss changes in both pre-clinical education and clinical training, how the pandemic has altered medical practice, and how the shift from intense, hands-on and in-person education to virtual learning has created new opportunities for students and – perhaps – changed their own view of future practice opportunities.

The conversation will be moderated by David Dantzker, MD, treasurer of PHR’s Board of Directors, former president of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, and former chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Register here.

The panelists will be:

Michael Dorritie is a fourth-year student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, where he is pursuing an emergency medicine residency. He serves as co-chair of the PHR Student Advisory Board.

Katrin Jaradeh is a third-year medical student at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she served as a co-founder and coordinator of the UCSF Human Rights Cooperative. She serves on the PHR Student Advisory Board’s asylum and refugee outreach committee.

Veena Mehta is a third-year medical student at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She serves as the PHR Student Advisory Board’s South regional chapter mentor.

Michelle Munyikwa, PhD, is a fourth-year MD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. She is co-chair of the PHR Student Advisory Board and previously served on the board’s advocacy committee.

Please consider joining PHR next Friday. The organization encourages students to submit questions for consideration to Panelists will answer selected questions during the question and answer portion of the webinar

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These webinars are part of PHR’s ongoing series on science- and rights-based responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been made possible through the generosity of our donors. You an become a donor here.

Please visit the PHR coronavirus resource page for previous recordings. Should you be unable to attend on Friday, a recording of the discussion will be made available at this page.