Dr. Erkeda DeRouen is joined by Joshua Roshal. Joshua is currently a surgery resident from Brigham and Women’s Department of Surgery. He’s done 7 years in medical school and has already taken up leadership and teaching roles. He joins Dr. Erkida as he talks more about his research focus on education for medical students.
Surgical Studies Amidst the Pandemic
Surgical education is more hands-on than other medical fields due to their nature of work being on the ground for patients. Unlike other doctors from other fields, surgical experts are the key performers when patients undergo surgery. The practice calls for students to be on the field to conduct their field of expertise. At the height of the pandemic, the education on surgical studies became a speed bump for its students. While other fields got to soothingly take their studies through online platforms, surgery students were taken the opportunity to be onsite. This situation has led to many difficulties to really immerse oneself to the field of practice. Fortunately, throughout the pandemic, experts have come up with ways to potentially get the students to be more involved and innovative to how they learn.
You can connect with Joshua through his Twitter.