COVID-19 Preparedness for Residency Requirement Added for Fourth-Year Medicine Students

Fourth-year College of Medicine students have been informed of a new requirement to prepare them for their residencies, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All fourth-year College of Medicine students will be required to complete the COVID-19 Preparedness Curriculum, estimated to take approximately 10 hours and to be completed remotely.

Among other requirements, students must either participate in the COVID-19 Project ECHO sessions offered by NEOMED, Friday, March 27 and Wednesday, April 1, or watch the recordings, to be posted on AIMS.

Other key points from the update letter to students

Students enrolled in online Social Determinants of Health and Quality Improvement electives, research electives and career prep: Continue as currently planned.

All other students: Substitute electives will begin Monday, March 30. See letter for details.

The letter outlining the requirements is available along with other campus updates at

Students are encouraged to contact Erica Stovsky, M.D. (’07), or Joseph Zarconi, M.D. (’81), with any other questions.

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