Care For the Caregivers: COVID Has Transformed Academic Medicine. How Can We Support Teaching Physicians?

Clinical scientists often juggle research responsibilities, teaching and mentoring students, and caring for patients, along with their family, home and childcare responsibilities outside of work. The demands made of them only grew during the pandemic, especially for women scientists and scientists of color.

The COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (or FRCS) grant is made up of $12.1 million awarded to 22 medical schools across the United States, designed to support caregivers in the workplace.