The Rookie Doctors Who Chose Trial By Fire

When COVID-19 hit, some med students were given the option to graduate early to join the fight.
Knowing that their entry into the profession would be less comfort and healing and more war zone, they nicknamed their cohorts “Coalition Forces” and “Covid Army.”
Forced to see patients as “masses of contagion,” the pandemic sucked these newcomers dry of bedside rapport.
For a generation of doctors trained on a foundation of cultivating trust and relationships, “they spent much of their time helping their patients determine how they wanted to die.”
The New York Times

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