Medical and gastroenterological education during the COVID-19 outbreak

Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Aug;17(8):447-449. doi: 10.1038/s41575-020-0323-7.


The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 has undeniably affected modalities of medical and gastroenterology training in all endemic areas. Indeed, the adoption of various distance-learning techniques has been mandatory to facilitate education and enhance skills such as problem-solving, self-directed learning, open communication and also holistic non-cognitive attributes such as adaptability and collaboration.

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Education, Distance*
  • Education, Medical, Graduate / trends*
  • Gastroenterology / education*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • United States / epidemiology