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allowing for improved work-life integration
for physicians and a better experience and
outcome for physician families. "
Physician families will likely remember
2020 as a year of challenges - but also a
year during which the nation's health care
community MET those challenges head on,
with compassion and care.
Donna Baver Rovito and Angelic Rodgers, PhD,
serve as editor and associate editor of Physician
Family Magazine.This piece was originally
published in the Winter 2021 edition of
Physician Family Magazine.
RESOURCES

1. https://www.aamc.org/news-insights/press-releases/
enrollment-us-medical-schools
2. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/
fullarticle/2770075

The assistant director of an obstetrics if we continued this. Also, we learned that
and gynecology program offered significant our PPE was proving to be safe while seeing
insight. " Initially, due to concern for PPE these patients. "
shortage, we only allowed one resident per
surgery; typically, we would have more than
The pandemic has also impacted another
one so that the upper-level could teach the important step in physician training - inlower-level skills. Also, because of shutting terviewing for medical school, residency,
down ORs and decreased clinic volume, we fellowship and employment, says Sarah Gan
placed our residents onto two teams and in Lexington, KY: " My husband interviewed
only one team worked each week. This was for fellowship this fall. While it was nice to
partially because of decreased volume, but not spend money on flights and hotels and
also to cohort our groups should people fall ill food, we really wish we could have traveled
with COVID-19 or need to be quarantined. to where he interviewed to meet people and
We resumed normal schedules and volumes explore/get a feel for the town. In the end
in the summer/early fall, but have again we still matched to his top choice but our
started to see decreases in the ORs, which 'feelings' about the people and place were
again decreases the surgical volume and severely limited. "
training our residents are getting. Luckily,
we are a high surgical volume residency and
Two Canadian physician spouses and
should not have any issues with graduating members of the AMA Alliance, Hayley
numbers, but I predict our graduating seniors Harlock and Julie Petrera, noted a rare
will have lower numbers than would have silver lining for their own families: " From
been anticipated in non-COVID-19 years. the onset of medical school, family time
We are able to double scrub surgical cases together always seems to be scare. The
now because PPE is not as much a concern. pandemic has resulted in many innovations
At the beginning of the pandemic, residents and efficiencies that have replaced traditional
were not allowed to see COVID-19 positive time-consuming practices. Examples include
patients to limit the number of providers remote patient consults, online teaching for
being exposed. This was short lived as medical students and residents, as well as
COVID-19 numbers rose and we realized Zoom meetings with colleagues near and
our residents would lose significant numbers far. The result has been reduced travel time,
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