CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep 2021; 10(01): e25-e29
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1722708
Case Report: Cardiac

Continuing Education through COVID-19 Crisis in the United Kingdom: A Swiss Trainee Abroad

Alicja Zientara
1  Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Brompton and Harefield National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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The work has been awarded in July 2020 with the “Special Swiss Young Cardiac Surgeon Award 2020” by the Swiss Society of Cardiac Surgery (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Herz- und thorakale Gefässchirurgie [SGHC-SSCC]) and reflects a personal perspective from a Swiss trainee experiencing the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic during her fellowship in London.

Publication History

Received: 07 November 2020

Accepted: 13 November 2020

Publication Date:
19 March 2021 (online)

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