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* 1. As labs around the world shut down in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, science disruption is an unfortunate consequence leading to delayed progress in research and insights into combating disease.

The goal of the survey is to assess how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the research and clinical training among junior physician-scientists thus far.

The social distancing and isolation measures required in many countries likely have strong impacts on the laboratory activities, hospital practice and scientific advancements of junior trainees. The degree and specificities of this pandemic’s impact is for now mostly unknown. One might hypothesize that educational sessions, clinical rotations, experimental work and examinations might be postponed as long as the pandemic measures are underway. In order to identify these potential problems and to the early identification of common challenges in this population, the present survey aims at identifying potential problems that may require advocacy/education/outreach.

This is a survey on behalf of the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) and the European MD PhD Association (EMPA). This Survey is intended to be distributed to physician-scientist trainees, residents, fellows and junior faculty.

Through the survey, we seek to identify those challenges/problems that physician-scientists are facing. The results of the survey may proof very useful for institutional structures responsible for training of a diverse academic medical faculty. Any significant results will potentially be published in a peer reviewed journal.

This survey is completely anonymous and voluntary. No personally-identifying information will be linked to your survey responses. There is no harm or risk associated with taking the survey.

To protect the survey-taker, the account in which responses are stored is password-protected and can only be accessed by the researchers.

The survey includes about 20 closed-ended questions that will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the following research coordinators of this study: Yale School of Medicine research coordinator of this study: Jennifer M Kwan, MD PhD jennifer.kwan@ physicianscientists.org or the Weill Cornell Medicine research coordinator, Evan Noch MD PhD, evan.noch@physicianscientists. org. European research coordinator and delegate: André Alexandre Dos Santos Rocha MD, University of Geneva, Andre.DosSantosRocha@ unige.ch.

*Agreement of Subject, I have read the above information and understand the terms of my participation. I agree to participate in this study.

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