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Demonstrating the Value of Medical Education in the Covid-19 Era


On March 11, 2020, WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. To protect and maintain the health and safety of its community, medical education institutions were required to restrict personal contact between medical educators and learners while continuing to provide high-quality education and training to the next generation of doctors. This was accomplished by shifting traditional face-to-face classrooms and in-person hospital clerkships to online or virtual formats. As society returns to normal, discussions are ongoing about the best modalities to deliver medical education post-COVID-19 – face-to-face, virtual, or both. To justify the adoption and expanded use of any instructional method, including the COVID-19 imposed virtual medical education, educators need to prove its value by demonstrating both its effectiveness and efficiency. This article describes an evidence-based evaluation framework that educators can use to measure and show the value of their education programs to key stakeholders in medical education.


(2023). Demonstrating the Value of Medical Education in the Covid-19 Era. The Journal of Academic Development and Education,

Acceptance Date Apr 1, 2023
Publication Date May 1, 2023
Journal Journal of Academic Development and Education Anatomical Sciences Special Edition
Print ISSN 2051-3593
Keywords Medical education, Evaluation, Assessment, Virtual education, COVID-19 pandemic
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