FMSTP work during COVID-19
The Family Medicine Specialty Training Program (FMSTP) has been adjusting to the “new normal” of life with COVID-19. All of the registrars have been busy making sure their hospitals and clinics are prepared for the pandemic. Many registrars have taken leadership roles in such preparations, and in doing so put the Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC), public health, leadership, and management skills learned in the FMSTP to good use.
In order to avoid moving registrars away from their facilities during COVID-19, the FMSTP had its first full-time virtual contact session in May. The week-long session went very well considering that many of the registrars live in remote areas with limited internet access. Sessions included information about COVID-19 as well as Pediatric lectures from Family Medicine doctors in Grand Junction, CO, USA. The success of this online education demonstrates the FMSTP’s ability to be flexible and innovative in order to meet the needs of the registrars. ….more