Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Letter to Editor Volume 4 Issue 9

Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health of Medical Students: Incite to Post-pandemic Response by Medical Educator

Dolapo Babalola*

College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Dolapo Babalola, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Received: July 08, 2020; Published: August 26, 2020

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Keywords: Medical Student; Mental Health; Pandemic; COVID-19; Psychosocial

The pandemic caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 has halted the education and clinical exposure of trainee medical doctors in medical education institutes as soon as the spread of the infection proofed uncontrollable in the country or region that homes the medical school. Lockdown and reduction of social contact, a needed measure imposed on medical students just like on other undergraduate academic students, regular citizens, and other facet of the socio-economic system [1]. And this is understandable due to the high infectious rate of the novel coronavirus, the need to safeguard the lives of medical students, and the need to keep medically unripe medical students off the frontline COVID-19 treatment risk, among many other reasons.

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Citation

Citation: Dolapo Babalola. “Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health of Medical Students: Incite to Post-pandemic Response by Medical Educator". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.9 (2020): 60-61.




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