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Prior to beginning residency on July 1, 2020, my last in-person clinical experience was over 5 months earlier. Most of my physician-patient interaction during residency thus far is reflective of the learning I did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic simply because this is when I had my hands-on clinical training... training which was crucial to who I became as a resident. Are students missing out on the similar opportunity that myself and my fellow classmates had because they're losing this hands-on time? Will the massive increase in online learning and decrease in in-person training put these future physicians at a disadvantage, thus hindering adequate patient care? On the other hand, what are some of the benefits to this change that current clinical students will experience?