Impact of Training Resident Physicians in Self-Perception of Knowledge to Face Epidemics during the COVID-19 Pandemic


  •   Jesús Reyna Figueroa

  •   Berenice Cabañas Espinosa

  •   Eva M. Luna Rivera

  •   Yamile N. Esquivel Torruco

  •   Arely A. Bejarano Juvera

  •   Kinari A. Bustamante Flores

  •   Naomi Aguilar Martínez

  •   Jessica G. Azcorra López

  •   César A. Arce Salinas


Background: Globally, training is the way to increase the knowledge to prevent COVID-19 in resident physicians.

Methods: We conducted an interventional study, not randomized, with baseline measurement and without a control group (before and after study) from April to September 2020; we evaluate the results of a training program in a group of resident physicians, on their self-perception of the ability to face an epidemiological contingency, as well as their willingness to work in these circumstances. The data were statistically evaluated with the chi-square and Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney tests. A p value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. The study was approved by the Hospital's research ethics committee.

Results: In the baseline survey, the self-perceived qualification in the management of epidemics by influenza, Ebola and COVID-19 was failing (average of 5.5, 4.5 and 3, respectively. The average of the post-training evaluation was 7.1, 6.6 and 7, respectively, being significant only for COVID-19 (p <0.05).

Conclusion: The training improved the level of knowledge of resident doctors in epidemics management, particularly COVID-19.

Keywords: COVID-19, training, resident physicians, epidemics


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How to Cite
Reyna Figueroa, J., Cabañas Espinosa, B., Luna Rivera, E. M., Esquivel Torruco, Y. N., Bejarano Juvera, A. A., Bustamante Flores, K. A., Aguilar Martínez, N., Azcorra López, J. G., & Arce Salinas, C. A. (2021). Impact of Training Resident Physicians in Self-Perception of Knowledge to Face Epidemics during the COVID-19 Pandemic: COVID-19 and medical physicians training. European Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2(3), 14–18.