COVID-19 learning gap affects medical schools

The COVID-19 learning gap has impacted medical students who completed studies during the pandemic, reports Adam Pyle for the Toronto Star. Pyle writes that the real-world experience offered in the last two years of medical school is formative for students, but that those trained during the pandemic have missed out in the breadth of their experience due to delayed and cancelled procedures and the use of telemedicine over in-person visits. The author describes how this has led to students missing out on building examination skills, interacting with patients, and delivering sensitive news in person, and notes that educators and graduates have expressed concern about if new doctors are ready for their work. Toronto Star Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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