The Present and Future Applications of Technology in Adapting Medical Education Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

JMIR Med Educ. 2020 Jul 17;6(2):e20190. doi: 10.2196/20190.


The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has not only been catastrophic toward patient health but has also proven to be incredibly disruptive to several industries and sectors, including medical education. However, many medical schools have employed various technological solutions in order to minimize the disruption to medical education during this unpredictable time. This viewpoint reviews the various current and potential applications of technology in order to adapt medical education amidst a global pandemic.

Keywords: COVID-19; coronavirus; medical education; medical students; online lecture; pandemic; technology; virtual reality.