In mid-March, COVID-19 upended the traditional Yale School of Medicine (YSM) curriculum for MD students. Didactic coursework and clinical skills training had to be rapidly converted to an online format, and clinical rotations and most sub-internships (sub-Is) were suspended in the space of a few days. Decisions quickly had to be made to ensure that during the clinical suspensions students would have meaningful and robust curricular and volunteer activities available, and that they could continue to earn credit toward graduation.
Against this backdrop, students were eager to play a valuable role as the health care field, and society more broadly, confronted this global pandemic.
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