Adapting Nephrology Training Curriculum in the Era of COVID-19

Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease

Published: February 5, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2054358120988446

Amanda Cunningham, Wayne Hung,

The COVID-19 pandemic has widespread implications not only for clinical practice but also for academic medicine and postgraduate training. The need to promote physical distancing and flexibility within our department has generated important revisions to the core curriculum for the Adult Nephrology Training Program in Vancouver, Canada. We reviewed available educational resources and objectives to develop curricular adaptations informed by staff and trainee feedback. We describe existing changes to formal training in British Columbia (BC), which will be tailored as the pandemic evolves, and anticipate them to have lasting impact on the way we structure training programs in the future. Standardization and harmonization of modified curriculum may be possible across Canada with sharing of these learnings.

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