Role and perception of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases trainees during the COVID-19 crisis
Bouiller, K., Peiffer-Smadja, N., Cevik, M., Last, K., Antunović, I. A., Šterbenc, A., Lopes, M. J., Barac, A., Schweitzer, V., Dellière, S
Les auteurs ont évalué le rôle et les perceptions des internes en maladies infectieuses et microbiologie pendant la pandémie de COVID-19. Les internes ont répondu à un questionnaire en ligne sur leurs conditions de travail.
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.
Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; clinical microbiology; infectious diseases; medical education; mental health; training; work–life balance; young scientists.