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    Perspective of Online medical education
    • Shreya Garg, Final year medical student Lady hardinge medical college

    Dear editor,

    As Martha and Henry discussed the conditions of medical students in the United Kingdom, medical students in my country also faced a similar situation (https://pmj.bmj.com/content/97/1146/209). In March 2020, hospitals in Delhi started getting covid patients, all with international travel history. It was no sooner that the contagious virus had its hold over the national capital. We, as medical students, were posted in different medical specialties during our second, third and fourth years. Our clinical postings were canceled, and soon nationwide lockdown was declared.

    In this never-experienced situation, our college started with online medical education. In the beginning, studying medicine virtually seemed impossible. What the eye doesn’t see, the mind doesn’t know, and vice versa. Gradually with time, online lectures became part of life. They were held on various platforms like Microsoft teams, google meets, and zoom. We could easily log in and not worry about running to lecture theatres.

    The pandemic had a substantial negative impact on our clinical skills. We could not take history and examine live patients. We, as medical students, will have to live with this guilt forever.

    The pandemic here in India saw exams getting postponed and graduations getting delayed. The neet pg exam that produces approximately 50000 and more postgraduate doctors in the country got postponed. We saw...

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