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Table 2 Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the specialist training program and work situation for residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology (N=162)

From: Challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic on the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program: a mixed-methods Swedish survey in the COPE Staff cohort study

   N=162 %
Will your residency be extended? Yes 11 7
No 120 74
Do not know/want to answer 31 19
Effect on specialist training programa OB-GYN clinical rotations were cancelled/postponed 33 20
Non-OB-GYN clinical rotations were cancelled/postponed 32 20
Mandatory OB-GYN courses were cancelled/postponed 62 38
Mandatory non-OB-GYN courses were cancelled/postponed 67 42
Planned clinical supervision was cancelled/postponed 34 21
Other educational activities were cancelled/postponed (journal clubs, team practices, meetings, interventions) 127 78
My education has not been affected by the pandemic 9 6
Effect on surgical training? I have performed less surgeries than before the pandemic 113 70
No difference 38 24
I have performed more surgeries than before the pandemic 1 1
Do not know/Do not want to answer/No opinion 10 6
Worked from home? Yes 142 88
No 20 12
Transferred to another healthcare institution, and if so, which department? Yesa Internal medicine 20 12
Infectious diseases 13 8
Anesthesia and intensive care medicine 11 7
Other (COVID-19 ward, laboratory services, emergency dept) 12 7
No 118 73
Performed clinical assignments normally performed by other professions (nurse, mid-wife or assistant nurse)? Yes 20 12
No 139 86
No response 3 2
Worked at a COVID-19 ward? Yes 49 30
No 113 70
Worked extra clinical hours? Yes 111 69
No 44 27
Do not know/do not want to answer 7 4
Effect on research activity? I have done less research than before the pandemic 10 25
No difference 19 48
I have done more research than before the pandemic 6 15
Do not know/Do not want to answer/No opinion 5 13
Support from the home healthcare institution to improve specialist training?a Non-OB-GYN clinical rotations have been prioritized 82 51
OB-GYN clinical rotations have been prioritized 73 45
Surgical training has been prioritized 33 20
No changes 54 33
Other 17 11
Are you worried that the pandemic will have a negative effect on the quality of your specialist training? Yes 112 69
No 38 24
Do not know/Do not want to answer/No opinion 12 7
Are you worried that your residency will be extended? Yes 46 28
No 104 64
Do not know/Do not want to answer/No opinion 12 7
Have you, due to the pandemic, considered changing your profession? No 137 85
Yes 23 14
Do not know/Do not want to answer/No opinion 2 1
  1. a Possible to select more than one option