Background and importance The Pharmacy Service is committed to resident training. The residency programme in the Hospital Pharmacy Service covers all areas of the training programme. The high hospital demand and the weekly updates of the pharmaceutical protocols made it necessary to dedicate almost the entire working day to the hospital pharmacy residents.
Aim and objectives To evaluate the impact of the SARS-CoV pandemic on the training period of resident pharmacist interns.
Material and methods A survey was conducted among all hospital pharmacy residents in Spain. It was carried out by the Teaching and Hospital Pharmacy units. The survey was anonymous, voluntary and disinterested. Data collected: place of residence, year of training, hospital level, resident supervision, internal and external rotations missed, emotional impact and sick leave.
Results The survey was completed by 122 hospital pharmacy residents. The completion period was from 15 March to 15 April 2021. The geographic distribution of the residents was: Andalusia (48.3%), Madrid (11.7%), Catalonia (10%), Valencia (8.3%), Murcia (8.3%), Castilla y León (3%), Galicia (3%), Asturias (1.7%), Cantabria (1.7%) and the Basque Country (1.7%). The year of residence of the respondents was: 4th year (56.7%), 2nd year (18.3%), 1st year (13.3%) and 3rd year (11.7%). With respect to supervision and concern for the work: 65.6% felt adequately supervised, while 27.9% said they were deficient in the process. Regarding rotations in other services and/or hospitals: 50.8% stated that they had missed some type of rotation, of which 13.1% were irrecoverable. 63.9% recognized that the pandemic has had some emotional impact on their lives, while 34.4% stated that it has had a great impact. Of the residents, 50.81% said they had been on sick leave due to SARS-CoV.
Conclusion and relevance Pharmacy services met the demand of the hospital and associated residences with increased activity. Despite the situation, residency in a crucial stage of professional training, therefore changes must be faced in order to find the best way to meet the goals.
Conflict of interest No conflict of interest