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3 - The International and Scientific Conference of Alnahrain College of Medicine and Colleges of Medicine in Iraq confronting COVID-19 Pandemic (ISMC-2022)
  • ISSN: 1999-7086
  • EISSN: 1999-7094

Abstract

During the pandemic of COVID 19, several colleges throughout the world either delayed or canceled their activities to minimize the risk of virus transmission. However, these measures had high medical and social impacts on both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The aim of the current study was to measure the attitude of medical students at 5th and 6th study levels for e-learning and clinical training during the pandemic. A cross-sectional study was done from May to June 2021. A multistage sampling technique was used to collect the sample. A self-administered questionnaire was developed through reviewing the literature and was modified to be useful for the local culture. The total number of participants was 417 from different Iraqi universities, females consisted 56.6% of them, and the mean age was 23.94 ± 1.06. The results revealed that 55% of the participants generally agreed with the opinion that combined learning was a collaborative system, which provided a facility of learning through communication skills. About half of the Iraqi medical students stated that “their medical education and training had been significantly disrupted during the pandemic”; 39% of them approved the statement “in comparison to period prior COVID-19 pandemic, my medical performance in final clinical exam was decline”. The pandemic status had a considerable negative effect on medical training, motivation, and intellectual abilities of Iraqi medical students at final study levels. However, online teaching provided a new opportunity of learning for medical students.

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