The COVID-19 pandemic has disturbed medical training. Haematology registrars were surveyed using SurveyMonkey. Eighty-nine out of 269 (24.9%) responded. Reported stressors included concerns about transmitting the infection, disruption of leave, inferior patient outcomes, survivors’ guilt and interruption of career progression. Only 31.2% felt ready to progress to the next training stage. Reported causes of lack of training were disruption of clinics and training days and utilisation of telephone consultations. Several stressors negatively impacted haematology registrars’ well-being, training and progression. More emphasis on psychological support, outpatient clinic work and e-learning is needed.
- COVID 19
- haematology training
- postgraduate medical education