Welcome to the 2020 Medical Graduates project

Welcome to the blog for a research project looking at the experience of ‘the class of COVID’: new medical graduates who are starting work in the UK during the COVID-19 crisis.

The project is being led by Newcastle University School of Medical Education, with colleagues from Exeter University, Plymouth University and Queen’s University Belfast. The project is supported by the GMC, Medical Schools Council and other stakeholders, and will explore with questionnaires and interviews how starting practice at this unprecedented time affects new doctors.

In this blog we will provide updates on data collection, the background to the study, and other news on the project.

If you are a new graduate from a UK medical school, starting work now in FiY1, or in August in F1, you can sign up to take part in the project here: https://newcastle.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/medical-graduates-covid-intro

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