Supplement: Papper Event 2021COVID-19 Impact on Resident Mental Health and Well-BeingJaconia, Giselle D. MD*; Lynch, Lisa R. MD*; Miller, Lydia K. MD*; Hines, Roberta L. MD†; Pinyavat, Teeda MD* Author Information *Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University, New York, NY †Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University, New Haven, CT Columbia University Papper Symposium, March 20, 2021, virtually hosted by Columbia University Department of Anesthesiology, New York, NY. The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. Address correspondence to: Teeda Pinyavat, MD. E-mail: [email protected]. Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology: January 2022 - Volume 34 - Issue 1 - p 122-126 doi: 10.1097/ANA.0000000000000806 Buy Metrics Abstract Columbia University’s Papper Symposium, a virtual event held on March 20, 2021, was dedicated to the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This article summarizes a lecture by Dr. Roberta Hines, Nicholas M. Greene Professor of Anesthesiology and Department Chair and Chief of Anesthesiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital titled “The impact of COVID-19 on trainees: lessons learned and unanticipated opportunities,” in addition draws from experiences at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and a focused review of the literature on the toll of the pandemic on trainee well-being and mental health. Early research has demonstrated that rates of burnout and acute stress were higher among health care providers who cared for COVID-19 patients than those who did not and that COVID-19 frontline health care providers are at high risk for common psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Trainees working on the frontlines may be at particularly high risk for these mental health disorders and are less likely to access resources available to them. Program directors and hospital graduate medical education leaders should be aware of the threats to physiological and psychological safety and take action to prevent further detrimental effects. The rates of burnout and mental health disorders among trainees are expected to rise as a result of the pandemic, making screening programs and increased access to mental health treatment an essential feature of all residency and fellowship programs. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.