What is it about?

We address the issue of continuing the teaching of UG medical students during the pandemic-induced lockdown. Pedagogical innovations involving technology and simulation based teaching (Online lectures, video case vignettes, virtual simulators, webcasting, online chat-rooms) need to be brought to the forefront. Since the medical educators have been pushed inevitably to rely on technology-based learning, they should not only embrace it but also develop and evaluate its sustainability and application in preclinical and clinical setting. Meanwhile, the students, whose medical education is stuck in this pandemic time, should realize that there is no better teacher than a first-hand experience, and they are eyewitnesses to the making of history

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Why is it important?

Closure of schools and universities has made education uncertain at all levels. Medical education is no exception. In this pandemic, the need for uninterrupted generation of future doctors is felt more than ever in our living memory. Continuity of medical education is thus imperative.


As we were looking to re-establish UG medical teaching, not much published guidance was available, so we collated the available information and our experience in this narrative review.

Dr Devendra Mishra
Maulana Azad Medical College

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This page is a summary of: Medical Education Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Indian Pediatrics, May 2020, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s13312-020-1894-7.
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