I’m About to Graduate From Medical School, and I’m Ready to Join the Coronavirus Fight – Hartford Courant

Read article - An opinion piece by Christiaan Rees, Geisel '16, Guarini '18, in which he discusses how some medical schools are being asked to expedite the graduation of fourth-year students who would be willing to begin their residency early, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Rees reflects on his fellow classmates' response to COVID-19, and medical students' willingness to help. "I had envisioned that my final three months of medical school would be an opportunity to rejuvenate before beginning what will undoubtedly be one of the most trying years of my training," says Reese. "I had planned to travel—to drive cross-country and to hike in the Rocky Mountains. I had hoped to think a little less about science and a little more about art—to read, to watch films, to frequent the woodworking studio again. But if I am summoned, I will go without either reservation or regret."