Medical Students at the Frontline: Student experiences from around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic

MEdIC presents

Medical Students at the Frontline

Student experiences from around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday 26 May 1300 GMT


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In August 2020, MEdIC (Medical Education Innovation and Research Centre, Imperial College London) launched a first of its kind Global Creative Competition to bring together our global community of medical students to submit their creative responses to COVID-19. We wanted to provide a platform for medical students around the world to unite and reflect on their personal and professional experiences during the pandemic. In addition to submitting creative pieces students submitted short reflections on their experiences, and this gave us valuable insight into their experiences.

The competition received over 600 entries from 52 different countries and from this platform we have developed connections with a number of the students. Inspired by their powerful creative responses, we are hosting a panel discussion with 6 students from around the world, sharing their experience of studying medicine during COVID-19 in many diverse and challenging contexts. The panel discussion will take place on Wednesday 26 May 1300 GMT for 1 hour. This will be streamed through Zoom and participants will be able to ask the panel questions via the chat function.

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The panel will consist of the below:

Dr Sonia Kumar Director of Undergraduate Primary Care Education and Medical Education Innovation and Research Centre (MEdIC)

Nour Houbby Year 5 Medical Student, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Akelekeh Ndah Medical Student, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon

Reuben Tee Year 3 Medical Student, University of Melbourne, Australia

Lloyd Anicier Barba Year 3 Medical Student, Far Eastern University, Philippines

Gökdeniz Aksit Year 3 Medical Student, University of Bologna, Italy

Museera Irshad Khan Year 5 Medical Student, Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia

For further details or to ask the panel a question in advance, please contact Tom Durley