John Scollay

Department of General Surgery, Ninewells Hospital, United Kingdom


  • Research Article   
    A Novel Remote Induction Programme for New Junior Doctors during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Author(s): Sean Lobo*, Mostafa Khalil, Wen Ling Choong and John Scollay

    Introduction: Starting a new job as a junior doctor is often challenging. In addition, doctors who have recently commenced employment have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This has affected them in multitude of detrimental ways, including reduced clinical exposure for final year medical students, as well as, hampering the traditional face to face clinical induction. Methods: To help foundation doctors who were starting work during the pandemic, we developed an additional trainee led and facilitated remote induction programme. This consisted of a series of online sessions, covering areas such as prescribing, management of the acutely unwell patient and effective organisation/prioritisation. We utilized a number of different techniques, including virtual simulations to ensure engagement and interactivity. Prior to the commencement of the programme, we measured the confi.. Read More»

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