Adverse Impact of Covid-19 on Anatomical Sciences Teachers of India and Proposed Ways to Handle This Predicament

Anat Sci Educ. 2021 Jan 6. doi: 10.1002/ase.2052. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

In a world that gradually aids the global interchange of evidence and information on medical training, various educators encounter numerous variations in curricula even though no teaching and training are as universal as medical training. We have read with interest the editorial in the Special Issue of the Anatomical Sciences Education on Anatomy and Covid-19 (Evans et al., 2020). The editors remarked on the swift action of the anatomy community in response to the urgent call from universities: "All hands on deck, we need to move everything online as quickly as possible" (Evans et al., 2020). Since this Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, similar messages were communicated to all educators in medical institutions and universities across the globe (Evans et al., 2020; Smith and Pawlina, 2021). In this letter, we comment on the current Covid-19 situation in medical education in India with particular emphasis on anatomy teaching faculty.

Keywords: Covid-19; India; digital anatomy; gross anatomy education; medical education; teaching faculty.

Publication types

  • Letter