STUDY OBJECTIVES: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced program directors of sleep medicine fellowship programs, and other clinical training programs, to immediately transition longstanding face-to-face clinical and didactic instruction to virtual formats . The effects of this sudden transition to distance learning affect multiple aspects of training, from recruitment to patient care, scholarly activity and well-being . Clinical educators must also understand how to consider and maintain equity while implementing distance learning strategies .
METHODS: Resources were collected from multiple sites that are openly accessible to sleep medicine educators . These resources are listed by topic domain to provide guidance on how to effectively implement distance learning strategies into a clinical training program .
RESULTS: Links to helpful resources are provided for each of the following topics: Virtual Clinical Care, Didactic Delivery in a Virtual Clinical Learning Environment, Generating Scholarship via Distance Learning, Well-being in the Setting of Distance Learning, Virtual Interviews, and Equity in a Virtual Clinical Learning Environment .
CONCLUSIONS: Clinical training programs, including sleep medicine fellowships, can utilize virtual and distance learning methodologies to deliver, and even enhance, currently existing curricula . The widespread adoption of distance learning strategies opens new opportunities for educational innovation and collaboration among training programs.