As my friends and colleagues struggle in the midst of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) deluge in many of the major metropolitan areas (eg, New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle), we are bracing for the coming wave of infections in the remainder of the country. I am a senior otolaryngology–head and neck surgery resident physician in Charleston, South Carolina. As positive cases have begun to pop up in our community, fear and uncertainty have propagated among the resident trainees in our medical system.
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Horton JD. To Be a Partner in Life—Resident Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online May 21, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0921
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