An overview of the experiences with deployment of undergraduate medical students in a Dutch university center during the COVID-19 pandemic is provided from organisational and educational perspectives. Medical students' and specialists' experiences during the first peak of COVID-19 underscore the preliminary suggestion that students can be given more enhanced (yet supervised) responsibility for patient care early in their practicums.

(c) 2020 Published by Elsevier Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Critical Care
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Undergraduate
  • Medical education
  • Medical students
  • Competency

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