The COVID-19 pandemic has upended all areas of society, including medical residency education. Residency programs were forced to change almost overnight this spring, presenting new challenges as teaching went online and some aspects, like electives and clinics, were halted at many institutions. But there were bright spots and technology advances that residency programs may continue to embrace long after the pandemic.
While challenging, moving residency conferences to platforms like Zoom allowed for more participation and flexibility. “Zoom is very convenient; you can log in from anywhere,” said Sylvia Wu, MD, a third-year internal medicine resident at Donald and Barbara Zucker