Medical Education during the Pandemic of Corona Virus: Challenges and Mitigations

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Dr. Mohamed A. M.Iesa (MAM. Iesa)


The pandemic of Coronavirus started in late winter of 2019 has disrupted the medical education severely. To reduce the transmission chain of the virus, all types of educational institutions, including medical schools, switched to online learning to different levels. Due to socioeconomic variations among nations and individuals, the pandemic imposed barriers and challenges for medical education to various extents. Personal, technical and institutional challenges are the most barriers reported by medical students around the world. However, the transition to remote learning brought some benefits to students and communities struggling with the pandemic. New innovations and experience were gained through the years of pandemic which can be helpful implement technologies into the education more than the past century.

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