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INTRODUCTION: There is paucity of data around the support that medical students have been provided with, need to be provided with, and would like to be provided with during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study sought to explore the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on medical students and establish the support they require. METHODS: A prospective, observational, multicentre study was conducted in 2020. All medical students and interim foundation year 1 doctors were eligible to participate. RESULTS: Six hundred forty individuals participated from 32 medical schools. Participants reported a drop in their mood following the onset of the pandemic (p 

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Journal article


Med Sci Educ

Publication Date





1621 - 1637


COVID-19, Coronavirus, Medical education, Medical students, Mental health, Prospective study