Medical students' testing clinical skills at risk

published 05.06.2020 00:43

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Tariq further said: “Our foremost challenge so far has been conducting examinations,” adding that there were two possible models, the first being setting supplementary examinations online with a viva and the second being to gather 30 to 40 students on campus and arrange examinations while maintaining distance.

Staff and teachers had been trained to conduct online classes following the guidelines proclaimed by HEC, by holding lectures at the pharmacy and public health institutes, but teaching the students clinical skills online was extremely difficult as practical demonstration is the pre-requisite of this field.

In a webinar, titled as ‘Public Universities’ Response to the Pandemic,’ arranged by Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU), this complicated issue was discussed to seek solution for it .

The medical students’ testing clinical skills and practical training are at risk with educational institutes closed due to the pandemic Corona virus, the training and testing of budding doctors’ clinical skills has become a major challenge for medical universities.

“How will we be able to judge a students’ calibre for entry into a medical college without an entry test?”