Summary:

An article from India Today discussing how the pandemic brought a pause to the routine learning schedule, highlighting the need for the medical education sector to adapt to the need for new learning environments.

Article:

Over the period of last year, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to serious implications in almost all aspects related to human life. The worldwide pandemic has also had a huge impact on the educational system as a whole, and in particular, medical education to a great extent.

Even though the pandemic has led to significant disruption in almost all the sectors, however, in context to the medical education sector, the pandemic has acted as a catalyst for change wherein it has led to the much-needed transformation of medical education that had been brewing since the past decade.

Around the world, people have now realised the growing importance of physician workforce for 21st century and the need for educators to develop medical professionals.

As it is well-known fact that medical education is merely not about classroom learning and instead much of the syllabus and learnings are based on the amount of clinical exposure that a student receives. However, during these unprecedented times, working in close proximity with the patients and rotating between the departments and the hospitals can make the emerging doctors as potential vectors for Covid-19.

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