How pediatric resident's life has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ital J Pediatr. 2020 Oct 16;46(1):156. doi: 10.1186/s13052-020-00920-6.


Since the World Health Organization declared Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) a global pandemic, a few articles were published on the working experience of pediatric residents, especially from the most exposed countries worldwide. Pediatric residents continue to be essential pillars in managing and treating pediatric diseases and are currently fundamental health care providers for every ill patient, including children and adolescents with COVID-19. Although severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection is changing everyone's life, this previously unknown disease can represent a training tool and a hard challenge for pediatric residents to improve their skills and take part in an ongoing process of knowledge.

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic; Children; Medical education; Psychophysical wellbeing; Residents; SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus*
  • Child
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Coronavirus Infections / psychology
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / psychology
  • Quality of Life*

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2