The objective of the study was to describe the medical interns’ (MI) perceptions about the internship suspension during the COVID-19 quarantine in Peru. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted by means of a virtual survey regarding the perception of the internship suspension, return conditions and academic activities during quarantine. A total of 353 MIs participated in the study; 54.9% agreed or totally agreed with returning to their hospital sites if biosecurity measures were guaranteed, more than 90% felt uncertain about the restart and end dates, and 85.6% participated in academic virtual classes. It is concluded that the intention to return to the hospital increases when biosecurity measures are guaran-teed. Hospitals should guarantee these measures and ensure health coverage for the MIs, if their return to hospitals is intended.
|Translated title of the contribution||Interns' perceptions about the medical internship suspension during the covid-19 quarantine|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica|
|State||Published - 1 Jul 2020|