Postgraduate training in community medicine in India in the era of COVID-19: challenges and remedies

Vinu Cherian, Joel Philip


The recent months have witnessed an unprecedented disruption in the processes and methods of training post-graduate students.1 The residents who are currently enrolled in post-graduate programs must be equipped with the necessary know-how to become competent specialists in the future. Therefore, the challenges facing these programs in India need to be identified and the necessary remedial measures must be swiftly put in place. In this article, we attempt to identify the most pertinent challenges facing the post-graduate students in community medicine, from their perspective, and also provide individually tailored recommendations to overcome them.


COVID-19, Postgraduate training, Community medicine

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