UC Davis Health physicians who served on the frontlines in New York during one of the first waves of COVID-19 have been educating their colleagues about the realities of treating COVID-19 positive patients and working in a surge environment. Their experience is now available as an on-demand continuing medical education course, Clinical Experience Treating COVID-19 in New York City.
These six UC Davis Health physicians worked alongside other providers at Queen’s Elmhurst Hospital treating critically ill patients in one of the hardest-hit regions of the United States:
- Eric Gross, MD
- Nick Sawyer, MD, MBA
- Matt Greer, MD
- David Shatz, MD
- Alex Schmalz, MD, MPH
- Conor McWade, MD, MPH
As cases of COVID-19 continue to circulate in the community, sharing this first-hand experience with the UC Davis Health community is critically important. “Our hope is that this presentation can convey the seriousness and very real danger the novel coronavirus continues to pose to the health and wellbeing of our fellow citizens across the nation and in our local community,” said Dr. Nick Sawyer. “We would also like to emphasize the very real consequences frontline healthcare workers are likely to face if we’re not adequately prepared for a surge of COVID-19 patients.”
Through this online educational opportunity, learners will gain critical knowledge of working in a surge environment and response strategies to a global pandemic. The course is available to UC Davis Health professionals within the UC Learning Center. It is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.