ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Erciyes Medical Journal Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Medical Education and Future Trends [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2022; 44(4): 355-359 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2022.69260

Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Medical Education and Future Trends

Zeliha Kocak Tufan
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Türkiye

The coronavirus 2019 pandemic has been a harsh reminder of the immense importance of the healthcare system. Daily life was severely disrupted and widespread effects remain ongoing. War and other circumstances can also lead to sudden disrup-tion and increased demand on medical professionals while creating significant additional challenges. Medical students are an important part of the healthcare delivery structure, and this should be recognized by both the students and the healthcare system, including medical schools. Training should include a broad range of exposure, from contact with patients and families to laboratory work and research techniques, and more in order to provide a comprehensive view and adequate preparation. Medical education has evolved greatly over time and will continue to develop according to needs and conditions. There are numerous influences, both internal and external. The medical community faces many challenges, but provides a vital service. Several portents indicate the need to adapt in order to adequately prepare for the future.

Keywords: Education, epidemiology, medical, pandemic, virtual.

Zeliha Kocak Tufan. Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Medical Education and Future Trends. Erciyes Med J. 2022; 44(4): 355-359

Corresponding Author: Zeliha Kocak Tufan, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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