Anesthesiologist, First University Clinic, TSMU and Assistant Professor, Faculty of General Medicine, TSMU and Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, European University, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Kutaisi University, Georgia
*Corresponding Author: Vakhtang Shoshiashvili, Anesthesiologist, First University Clinic, TSMU and Assistant Professor, Faculty of General Medicine, TSMU and Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, European University, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Kutaisi University, Georgia.
Received: May 26, 2021; Published: July , 2021
Citation: Vakhtang Shoshiashvili. “Coronavirus Disease-19 Pandemic and Undergraduate Medical Students Teaching/Learning". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.8 (2021): 31-32.
Since the beginning of 2020 coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus all aspects of life globally have been affected, including teaching/learning.
According to epidemiologic situations in most countries medical universities/colleges/schools had begun teaching/learning online. Adaptation to this situation was not easy, but already existing practice of video lectures, conferences, telemedicine, webinars, different electronic platforms come for help. Previously all of this served as an adjunct to the traditional learning process and suddenly situation was changed dramatically. Due to spread of pandemic and epidemiologic restrictions, online learning became a routine practice. Is it equal to the traditional teaching/learning process and how will this situation influence the professionalism and career of future doctors? It is difficult to answer this question. At first, preclinical education had been already practiced online in developed countries. For example, anatomy education in some universities of UK is providing with online resources using YouTube channel, Instagram and website since 2014 . This practice now is spreading worldwide, but problems stays for clinical teaching/learning, because the absence of real clinical practice is unavoidable during online process. On the other hand, due to feeling the luck of clinical practice, is rising students interests in residency, because potentially it gives the chance to get the sufficient clinical practice in future profession. Therefore, student motivations of learning must rise during COVID-19 pandemic.
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