Response to COVID-19 pandemic: Beyond medical education in Brazil

J Card Surg. 2020 Jun;35(6):1176. doi: 10.1111/jocs.14648.


We received a response to our Editorial from a group in Brazil that raised valuable concerns about the struggles in transforming medical education in low-income countries. Here, we address the concerns they raised that reinforce the global need for a "Coalition for Medical Education."

Keywords: medical education.

MeSH terms

  • Brazil
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Curriculum
  • Education, Medical, Graduate / organization & administration*
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate / organization & administration*
  • Educational Measurement
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pandemics / statistics & numerical data*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Poverty