The pandemic through the eyes of a medical student

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Cyrus Ghaznavi, a second-year medical student and aspiring infectious disease physician, shares a personal account of what it’s like to be a medical student during the pandemic. Medical students nationally, Ghaznavi writes, are shifting from studying their textbooks to finding ways to relieve the burden on frontline physicians — without having direct contact with sick patients. “We medical students may not be able to jump in alongside them, but we will persist in supporting our mentors so that they can provide the best care they are capable of delivering,” Ghaznavi writes.