Journal of Medical and Surgical
Research (JMSR)


Pages: 844-849DOI: 10.46327/msrjg.1.000000000000180

Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001

Assessment of Medical Education In the Time of Covid 19: Experience of Tangier Medical School In Morocco

Author: Meriem El Bahloul, Hassana Belfki, Adil Najdi, Mouhcine Madani, Mohamed Ahlat

Category: JMSR Medical Education

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Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of our management strategy for different challenges in medical education in the current COVID 19 pandemic, global students’ perceived satisfaction and to analyze the different factors that can influence the success of online education or e-learning in general. Methods: A survey using a questionnaire sent out by email to all students in our medical school. Results: A total of 265 responses were included in the present study. Regarding online learning, we had a satisfaction rate of 66.8%. statistical analysis proved a positive significant relation between overall students’ perceived satisfaction and the student level of study (p=0.00), the type, the content and the quality of learning materials (p=0.00). In addition, 69.8% of learners strongly wanted a specific e-learning platform from the faculty. This rate seems to be significantly influenced by the fact of having or not having a computer or tablet (p= 0.006). Despite the satisfaction of the most of learners, 36.2% believed that face to face learning is better than online learning, while 40.8% of them considered that the 2 types of learning are complementary. 55% of medical learners think that this teaching method could negatively impact their exam scores, indeed, there wasa strong relation between students who preferred face-to-face learning and students who believed that online learning will negatively impact their exam scores (p= 0.00). Furthermore, Students expressed a huge panic about the impact of COVID-19 on their clerkship curriculum. Conclusion: Medical education during COVID-19 pandemic is a real challenge. Its profound impact on learning and the clerkship environment may change the way how future doctors are educated.

Keywords: medical education, COVID-19, online learning, e-learning, clerkship, Morocco


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