A shift occurred in medical school education due to the novel coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic. It has been more than a year since the start of the pandemic, and many medical schools have had to adapt quickly. The medical school curriculum had to be changed in order to accommodate the risk of the virus, which has caused an interruption in clinical education for both preclinical and clinical medical students. Limited hands-on labs, remote standardized patient encounters, telemedicine education and other substitutes have been used to bridge this gap within in-person learning. This review discusses the changes in curricula that some schools have taken, and the benefits and disadvantages of these selected methods.
COVID-19, medical education, teaching
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