Podcast | Southern Medicine | September 3, 2020

Dermatology Residents’ Initial Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Drs. Yumeng (Marina) Li and Fabrizio Galimberti, who both recently graduated residency from the University of Miami discuss their article, “US Dermatology Resident Responses about the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results from a Nationwide Survey” which appears in the September 2020 issue of the Southern Medical Journal. During this podcast, they offer insight into how medical training was affected by the pandemic, the uncertainties residents faced, and what improvements can be made to better address and cope with a potential second wave of COVID-19.

Yumeng (Marina) Li, MD, MS
Yumeng (Marina) Li, MD, MS, is a dermatopathology fellow at the University of Miami. She completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University in Canada, medical school at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and pursued dermatology residency training at University of Miami.


Fabrizio Galimberti, MD, PhD
Fabrizio Galimberti, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Miami. After completing a PhD in Pharmacology, Dr. Galimberti completed his medical school training at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and dermatology residency at the University of Miami. He has a special interest in complex medical dermatology and immunobullous disorders.


They both recently graduated residency at the University of Miami in June 2020 during this pandemic.

Resources and References

  1. Pomeranz C. As residents get better at treating Covid-19, they may become worse at their own specialties. July 14, 2020. https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/14/as-residents-get-better-at-treating-covid-19-they-may-become-worse-at-their-own-specialties/
  2. Stoj VJ, Grant-Kels JM. Dermatology residents and the care of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). J Am Acad Dermatol 2020;82(6):1572–1573. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7128407/
  3. Grant-Kels JM. Invited response to the comment on “Dermatology residents and the care of COVID-19 patients”. J Am Acad Dermatol 2020;83(1):e51 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7172896/