Transforming medical education in the COVID-19 pandemic
Keywords:Covid-19, Pandemie, Medical education, Online learning
This study aims to explore the transformation of medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of online education. The pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to medical education, forcing institutions to rapidly adopt online platforms to deliver course materials and maintain academic continuity. Using a mixed-methods approach, this study examines the learning preferences of medical students during the pandemic and assesses the challenges faced by educators in implementing online education. The study also investigates the effectiveness of online platform software and its impact on student learning outcomes. Data was collected through surveys and interviews with medical students and faculty members. Results indicate that while online education has been effective in maintaining academic continuity, it has also presented challenges in terms of adapting to new technology and maintaining student engagement. Furthermore, the study found that student response to the pandemic has been mixed, with some students reporting increased motivation and productivity, while others have struggled with the isolation and lack of face-to-face interaction. These findings highlight the need for ongoing evaluation and adaptation of online education in medical education, particularly in the context of a global pandemic.
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