The Coronavirus Emergency has severely affected Italian Healthcare National System. This event made it necessary to adopt extraordinary containment measures and to allocate extraordinary resources in Italian hospitals. In many centers routinely elective surgical activity has been decreased or even completely abolished. We believe that this exceptional condition is being consequently having a significant impact on surgical training programs.
Purpose of this investigation, organized by the Italian Polispecialistic Society of Young Surgeons (S.P.I.G.C.), is to establish the impact of COVID-19 emergency in the work and training activities of Italian surgical residents. There will be collected the residents' impressions by completing a survey on this topic.
Behavioral: COVID-surgRES questionaire
The questionaire gives a multidimensional assessment of residents' impression with regard to impact of COVID emergency on Italian specialist training programs
- Residents in the following surgical specialities: cardiothoracic surgery, colon and
rectal surgery, general surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, gynecologic oncology,
neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopaedic
surgery, otorhinolaryngology, pediatric surgery, plastic and maxillofacial surgery,
urology, and vascular surgery
- Undergratuated and postgraduated students
- Consultants in surgical areas