A Foundational Science Department's Transition to an Online Community

Med Sci Educ. 2020 Sep 9;1-3. doi: 10.1007/s40670-020-01077-x. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

Like many medical school department's around the world, we needed to pivot, almost instantly to an online community. As a large and diverse foundational science department, grounded in a culture of collegiality and collaboration, we faced a host of challenges beyond immediate remote teaching. Of paramount concern to departmental leadership was-how do we maintain our culture while working remotely?

Keywords: Communication; Medical Education; Online learning; Remote teaching; Technology.