COVID-19: Emerging Challenges for Students in Medicine and Schools in the United States

  • Shrinit Babel Judy Genshaft Honors College University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
  • Surbhi Jain Suncoast Advanced Surgery, Springhill, FL, USA
  • Lindsey Conger Indiana University-Bloomington https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0572-9429
Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic

Abstract

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world everywhere, including the lives of high schoolers in America. The sudden sharp rise in coronavirus cases forced the closure of schools in Mid-March to curb the further spread of the virus. Several end-of-the-year celebrations, school activities, and examinations were canceled. At the same time, the cancellations gave a chance for the youth to adapt to uncertain situations and learn a
different perspective of life. Living in Florida, a state that battles hurricanes for almost half a year, school closures have become the norm: it is not rare for students to be reminded to keep their textbooks and notes home for a week or two. Prepared from past closures due to hurricanes, the school district board already had a virtual school platform, and the principal instructed all students to shift to Zoom and alternative eLearning. However, when the coronavirus pandemic led to the indefinite closure of high schools across the country, this
was something new, different, and unexpected that school communities had to face.

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Author Biographies

Shrinit Babel, Judy Genshaft Honors College University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA

Rising Freshman,

Judy Genshaft Honors College University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.

Surbhi Jain, Suncoast Advanced Surgery, Springhill, FL, USA

Neurosurgeon, 

Suncoast Advanced Surgery, Springhill, FL, USA, and

Adjunct Faculty,

Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN, USA.

Lindsey Conger, Indiana University-Bloomington

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism

Indiana University-Bloomington

Independent college and medical school admission counselor at Moon Prep

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Published
2020-06-02
How to Cite
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Babel S, Jain S, Conger L. COVID-19: Emerging Challenges for Students in Medicine and Schools in the United States. J Lumbini Med Coll [Internet]. 2Jun.2020 [cited 9Jul.2020];8(1):3 pages. Available from: https://jlmc.edu.np/index.php/JLMC/article/view/359
Section
Perspective