AMA Issues Principles for Protecting Medical Students during COVID-19

An accomplished professional in the healthcare industry, Peter “Pete” Killcommons has served as CEO of Medweb since 1992 and oversees its medical and philanthropic divisions. Throughout his career, Peter Killcommons has also been a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), which has announced guidelines for protecting medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to AMA guidelines, students need to engage in direct care with patients during the pandemic through thoughtful planning and reasonable accommodations. Alongside thorough and ongoing COVID-19 testing protocols, the organization also asks that students receive proper personal protective equipment training and oversight. Furthermore, the guidelines suggest that medical facilities provide additional support for students, as they also face the added uncertainty of their education during the pandemic.

Outside of patient care, the guidelines cover topics related to assessing and training medical students and how these can be adapted in the current climate. The full guidelines are available at https://www.ama-assn.org.