There has been much debate about how healthcare delivery will return to a ‘new norm’ after the COVID-19 pandemic, however due to healthcare delivery’s  inextricable link with the delivery of medical education, then medical  educationalists must take part in that debate. The disruption to clinical teaching caused by COVID-19 has mainly focused on how best to replace student clinical experiences with creative developments leading to online alternatives at best constructively aligned to face-to-face teaching. However, there has been much less consideration of the impact on postgraduate specialty training and career  development. The article by Song et al. in this issue of the Journal addresses that by exploring the impact of COVID-19 on internal medicine training (IMT) in areas beyond the immediate disruption to training schedules and assessments as listed in Box 1.


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Scott, M. & Malik, I. 2021, 'Challenges to the UK medical education during the Covid-19 pandemic', Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 51(2), pp. 118-119. https://doi.org/10.4997/JRCPE.2021.202

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