They reflect on the future of medical education in the framework of the 87th anniversary of the UANL
Through a virtual panel, medical education teachers reviewed the challenges they have had during the COVID-19 pandemic
As part of the agenda for the 87th anniversary of the Maximum House of Studies, the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, the web panel of international stature "The future of medical education: Reflections from COVID-19" was held in the past Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
The webinar was attended by the Dr. med. Edelmiro Pérez Rodríguez, Director of the Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital “Dr. José Eleuterio González ”, and of Dr. C. Rodrigo Enrique Elizondo Omaña, Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies of the Surgeon and Midwife Degree, as moderator of the dialogues discussed.
The invited to the deliberation of ideas regarding medical education were:
- Dr. Richard L. Drake, Case Western Reserve University
- Dr. Wojciech Pawlina, Mayo Clinic
- Dr. Luis Eugenio Todd, is Rector of the UANL
- Dr. Hernán Ramírez Vela, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, UANL
The panel was divided into three phases where the current state and trends in medical education, adaptations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and changes in basic and clinical science education were first raised, in a second point questions were answered the audience connected and finally reflected on what was presented at the conference by each of the four guests.
Finally, the Dr. C. Rodrigo Enrique Elizondo Omaña, mentioned that "sometimes also, crises accelerate the inevitable, the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerated the implementation of these digital tools and caused teachers to acquire new technological skills and adapt study programs to continue with the training of doctors of excellence […] many changes in medical education that have been caused by COVID-19, and some of them will undoubtedly last for a long time, ”which closed the panel.