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Coronavirus brings new experience for future doctorsSubmitted: 03/20/2020
Zack White
Zack White
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Coronavirus brings new experience for future doctors
WAUSAU - Thousands of future doctors found out where they would spend the next few years of their medical training this week, during Match Day.

Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin's Campus Sentry, Dean Lisa Dodson, said the pandemic won't change Match Day as a whole, but it will make them ponder about what comes next.

"I think what's different mostly is the uncertainty in the medical care situation involved across the country," said Dodson.

Dodson explained that a new generation of future doctors will be entering a new phase of their career during one the biggest times in medical history.


"Residents tend to be the front lines of medical care and they'll be transitioning in the midst of what is already a pandemic and a big crisis", she said.

Dodson said it's unknown how these new age doctors will adjust.

"What we don't know is how their first weeks and months as a new physician in residency training will be effected," said Dodson.

Dodson said the Medical College of Wisconsin- Central Wisconsin campus has created a class dedicated to COVID-19 to keep students up to date.



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