The Modification of the Education System in a Medical Faculty in Iran During the COVID-19 Outbreak
International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine,
Vol. 11 No. 1 (2021),
23 January 2021
Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had an important effect on medical education. Universities around the world responded to the crisis by announcing the immediate closure and substituted the in-person sessions with online ones.
Methods: Iran University of Medical Sciences designed a platform for medical students. To maintain the social distance, only onethird of students living in the dormitory were present at the dormitory in this condition. Some training courses were divided into two parts and each group was supposed to participate in given courses in-person for 15 days. The crash courses were trained on all days of the week. Then, the first group left the dormitories and was replaced with the second group, and they used dormitories for 15 days after being disinfected. Besides, for the best use of time, students who could not present in these 15-day training courses took part in virtual training programs.
Results: It is depopulate the educational sessions at hospitals and classes in educational sectors. Besides, using the virtual classroom software given by the university, students can take part in virtual training programs.
Conclusion: Using this platform, the number of trainees, as well as the gathering of students at dormitories, was reduced.
- Education system
- Medical students
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