Interns’ perceptions about the medical internship suspension during the COVID-19 quarantine

Authors

  • Leonardo Albitres-Flores Sociedad Científica Médico Estudiantil Peruana, Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Trujillo, Perú. Interno de medicina http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0077-3615
  • Yhojar A. Pisfil-Farroñay Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Señor de Sipán, Chiclayo, Perú. Interno de medicina https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8863-0327
  • Karla Guillen-Macedo Sociedad Científica Médico Estudiantil Peruana, Lima, Perú. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Andina Néstor Cáceres Velásquez, Juliaca, Perú. Interno de medicina https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7175-0904
  • Roberto Niño-Garcia Sociedad Científica Médico Estudiantil Peruana, Lima, Perú. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional de Piura, Piura, Perú. Interno de medicina https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4396-4224
  • Christoper A. Alarcon-Ruiz Universidad Científica del Sur, Lima, Perú. médico cirujano. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3907-2784

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2020.373.5729

Keywords:

Students, Medical, Pandemics, Internship and Residency, Protective, Device, Personal Protective Equipment, Education, Quarantine, COVID-19

Abstract

The objective of the study was to describe the medical interns’ (MI) perceptions about the internship suspension during the COVID-19 quarantine in Peru. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted by means of a virtual survey regarding the perception of the internship suspension, return conditions and academic activities during quarantine. A total of 353 MIs participated in the study; 54.9% agreed or totally agreed with returning to their hospital sites if biosecurity measures were guaranteed, more than 90% felt uncertain about the restart and end dates, and 85.6% participated in academic virtual classes. It is concluded that the intention to return to the hospital increases when biosecurity measures are guaranteed. Hospitals should guarantee these measures and ensure health coverage for the MIs, if their return to hospitals is intended.

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Author Biography

  • Leonardo Albitres-Flores, Sociedad Científica Médico Estudiantil Peruana, Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Trujillo, Perú. Interno de medicina

    Estudiante de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional de Trujillo

Published

2020-08-21

Issue

Section

Brief Report

How to Cite

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Albitres-Flores L, Pisfil-Farroñay YA, Guillen-Macedo K, Niño-Garcia R, Alarcon-Ruiz CA. Interns’ perceptions about the medical internship suspension during the COVID-19 quarantine. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2020 Aug. 21 [cited 2024 May 27];37(3):504-9. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/5729

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