The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust doctors – both just qualified and experienced – into extraordinary circumstances.
In this article, we speak to two hospital doctors currently working in hospitals in the UK about what it’s been like to treat patients with the virus, and working in unprecedented conditions.
Dr Bogdan Chiva Giurca, a junior doctor who worked on a COVID-19 ward in April at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, talks to the College of Medicine about coping with the intensity of a health crisis in the early stages of his career – and the ‘mixed messages’ about PPE during those early weeks of the crisis.
He also discusses the launch of a new campaign, Pre-Medicus, which is helping support and encourage the next generation of doctors via a series of online lectures and events during lockdown.
We also hear from Dr Scott Rice, in conversation with College of Medicine Vice President Dr Harry Brunjes. Watch both videos below:
DR BOGDAN CHIVA GIURCA
DR SCOTT RICE, SPEAKING TO THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE VICE PRESIDENT, DR HARRY BRUNJES
Dr Scott Rice is a Consultant Interventional Radiologist who normally works at both Northwick Park Hospital in London and University College London.
In recent weeks, however, he’s been working full-time on an intensive care unit at Northwick Park Hospital.
Below, he talks frankly about his experiences during ‘unprecedented’ times and how his days have been upturned.