How Has Your Work Changed During the Pandemic?

May 07, 2020

Healthcare workers around the world have shared their stories of practicing outside of their specialties to help their colleagues care for COVID-19 patients.

A vascular surgeon in Wuhan, China, an endocrinologist in France, a cardiothoracic surgeon working as an ICU nurse in the United Kingdom, and a neurology resident taking shifts in a New York City emergency department are just a few of the many healthcare workers who have stepped into new roles during the pandemic.

"We have volunteers from all specialties, including dermatology, psychiatry, ophthalmology, and of course from all areas of the country," the neurology resident told Medscape Medical News. "No matter what their previous roles were — attending, RN, resident — everyone is ready to contribute in whatever way is necessary."

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