Curriculum changes for COVID-19 pandemic
Throughout the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about changes to everyday life through social distancing and various other safety measures. For students at McGovern Medical School, social distance measures have brought about wholesale changes to the curriculum designed to prepare them to become physicians.
“In response to the current crisis, we’ve had to make some changes in order to protect the health of our students, faculty, and staff, but at the same time we need to continue their programs, so they can stay on schedule and graduate on time,” said Len Cleary, PhD, associate dean for educational programs and professor of neurobiology and anatomy. “The major changes we’ve made are to take a lot of the didactic classroom activities and conduct them over the internet so students can stay on track, but they can remain safely in their homes.”
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