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Table 1 Hospital activity of medical students during COVID-19 outbreak

From: Covid-19 crisis impact on the next generation of physicians: a survey of 800 medical students

  4th–6th year medical students 4th year medical students 5th year medical students 6th year medical students
n % n % n % n %
Number of medical students 1205   389   398   418  
Hospital activity as medical student
 In position, on duty 946 79% 339 87% 343 86% 264 63%
 Voluntary reassignment in a COVID-19 unit 384 41% 122 36% 167 49% 95 36%
 Continuation of initial internship a 562 59% 217 64% 176 51% 169 64%
 Reassignment among students released from their initial internship 384 60% 122 71% 167 75% 95 38%
Hospital activity as nurse or nursing aid
 Voluntary reassignment in a COVID-19 unit 238 20% 91 23% 119 30% 28 7%
No hospital activity
 No voluntary reassignment - Choice for lockdown 259 21% 50 13% 55 14% 154 37%
  1. aAn important part of the activity of medical departments (Intensive care, Emergency medicine, Infectious diseases, internal medicine ...) has been reclassified as COVID-19 unit during the outbreak, and medical students of these departments have not been offered for changing their assignment
  2. Source: Official census of medical students’ position during the outbreak by the University of Paris North