COVID-19

Posts regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which started in 2019/2020.

Posts highlight the changes, innovations, and adjustments made to and in medical education, graduate education, medicine, science, and research during and in light of the ongoing pandemic and often tell the personal stories of faculty, staff, medical students, graduate students, and alumni who have played and continue to play an active role on the front line of the response.

Notes from the Front Line: The ICU in Flushing, Queens

After graduating from the Larner College of Medicine last May, Hyunsoo No, M.D.’19, headed to Flushing Hospital Medical Center in New York City for a preliminary medicine rotation prior to radiation oncology residency training at Stanford. As the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York City, he found himself at the front line.
These past few weeks certainly has been unexpectedly tough. Not only with the unknowns of how to combat coronavirus and how to help our patients, but the sadness of seeing patient after patient pass and seeing their families torn apart. Read more…

Notes from the Front Line: COVID-19 in Vermont

The whole world has changed in a few short weeks; both personal life and work life have taken on a completely different feel. What used to be rote, normal, hectic, and routine has become apprehensive and earnest, but also, to a certain extent, calm and serene. The pace of life has slowed, and the focus has narrowed. It is easy to forget that there is more to life and clinical practice than COVID-19.
The whole world has changed in a few short weeks; both personal life and work life have taken on a completely different feel. What used to be rote, normal, hectic, and routine has become apprehensive and earnest, but also, to a certain extent, calm and serene. The pace of life has slowed, and the focus has narrowed. It is easy to forget that there is more to life and clinical practice than COVID-19. Read more…

We All Have a Responsibility: Responding to COVID-19

The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has affected every facet of our society. Here in Vermont, vacant gymnasiums and college campuses are being prepared to house and isolate patients from overflowing hospitals. No one is immune to SARS-CoV-2. While Governor Phil Scott is mandating all Vermonters to stay at home, certain disadvantaged groups such as elderly, disabled, houseless, undocumented, low-income, and victims of domestic violence will face the economic and physical effects more than others.
The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has affected every facet of our society. Here in Vermont, vacant gymnasiums and college campuses are being prepared to house and isolate patients from overflowing hospitals. No one is immune to SARS-CoV-2. Read more…