International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 8, Issue 5 (2021)

The covid-19 disease with its impact on medical education


Sunkad MA, Prakash MALUR, Amrita Mohan, Ashok Pangi, Javali SB

Background: We all over the world are gripped with a peculiar disease the Covid 19. It is a brand-new disease. We do not know much about it. It started in the wet markets of Wuhan city, Hubei province in Peoples Republic of China. To begin with no one imagined it could spread to the entire world, thought of as an innocuous illness and self-limiting. But soon some developed pneumonia and died. The pace of illness swelled up in view of its newness and very little knowledge to handle it. The Chinese travellers from Wuhan city set up this illness wherever they settled and that is how Covid 19 disease took its foot in all the continents to become a pandemic. The situation in European countries like Italy, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland were alarming. Sensing the grave danger to human lives most of the leaders opted for “Lock Down, Stay indoors”That is how all the schools, colleges, factories, work places, transport, railways, airways, markets and business houses were shut. Only essential services like banking, vegetables, fruits, grocery, milk dairy products and medicines were permitted. This also meant government took the responsibility of providing Covid care to the infected. Our medical college was to close and hostel emptied, but some brave students stood with us. Methods: This is descriptive study of all the events happening in the medical college campus to bring about how one full year is gone by for medical students in our institution. They are all fact, facts and joined together to form paragraphs to describe events observed. Results: First 2 months all colleges and hostels closed. No medical instruction and no clinical rotations possible. The next nine months spent with online medical instruction for students. The regulators of medical education do not approve online medical education. The sponsoring agency does not support the students. Now the colleges are open, face to face classes started, clinical rotations resumed. One academic year is lost for most students. Some brave students stood with us and had continued their studies. Conclusion: The Covid 19 disease has impacted medical education. However, a guarded educational environment can be a wonderful experience.
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