Telemedicine Volunteering Experience as a Medical Student During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2021.831

Keywords:

Telemedicine, Education, Medical, Volunteers, COVID-19, Students, Medical

Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has strongly affected Brazil and many universities canceled in-person classes for an indefinite period. Many Brazilian medical students enrolled themselves as volunteers in telemedicine services across the country. This text will share the authors’ experience in telemedicine and their insights into the topic as volunteer medical students in Brazil.

Author Biography

Tulio L. Correa, Federal University of Pelotas

Tulio Correa is currently a fourth-year medical student of the six-year program at Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil.

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Published

2021-01-21

How to Cite

Loyola Correa, T., & Guelli, M. S. T. C. (2021). Telemedicine Volunteering Experience as a Medical Student During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil. International Journal of Medical Students, 9(1), 71–72. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2021.831

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Experience