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Potential Implications of COVID-19 for the 2020-2021 Residency Application Cycle

Educational Objective
To understand the potential implications of COVID-19 for the 2020-2021 residency application cycle
1 Credit CME

In the 2020-2021 academic year, more than 40 000 medical students and physicians will apply for residency positions in the United States. Yet due to the effects of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the experience will be distinctly different for applicants and programs than in previous years. How will the residency application process be affected by COVID-19? While the pandemic will stress the residency selection process, it will also provide the opportunity for change and systemic improvements.

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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Maya M. Hammoud, MD, MBA, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Medical School, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, L4000 Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (immaya@umich.edu).

Published Online: June 3, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.8911

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

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