COVID-19: Challenges and solutions for the future of UK dermatology undergraduate curriculum delivery

Clin Exp Dermatol. 2020 Jul 19;10.1111/ced.14386. doi: 10.1111/ced.14386. Online ahead of print.


The COVID-19 pandemic has left dermatology practice in disarray globally. Patient-facing services have been compromised for patients and clinicians alike. The implications of such disruption for dermatology undergraduate education are unknown. Numerous undergraduate programmes have faced disruption, with teaching postponed or featuring reformatted, ad-hoc delivery. Following the pandemic, it is anticipated UK medical education will face a 'new normal', with a much greater emphasis on technology-enhanced learning1. This presents a challenge to dermatology educators as we reflect upon our undergraduate curriculum delivery in an uncertain climate.

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