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Role of Technology in Medical Education: SWOC Analysis

Shruti Jha

Keywords : COVID-19, Medical education, Technology

Citation Information : Jha S. Role of Technology in Medical Education: SWOC Analysis. 2022; 5 (1):19-21.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03131

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-04-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abstract

The traditional methods of medical education were dependent and restricted on the mainstays of printed textbooks, chalkboards, photographic projection-based classroom lectures, and cadaver dissection laboratories. Due to revolutionary changes in the medical curriculum of undergraduate and postgraduate training, there is a rapid transformation from knowledge-based to competency-based education patterns. In a very precise way, utilization of the modern teaching aids has led to optimization of medical students’ engagement by acclimatization to the dynamic and exhaustive medical curriculum in the best way possible even in the unprecedented times of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). In conclusion, gradual and systematic digitalization of learning of medical students should be synchronized with the traditional didactic lectures to have maximum compliance with the current model of medical education. However, this could be only possible when both the learner and the faculty are competent enough to utilize modern teaching and learning aids of technology to get the best outcomes from the process of teaching, learning, and assessment.


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