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Twelve Tips to Successfully Conducting Virtual Clinical Assessment Using Zoom™ Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Pandemic

Version 1 : Received: 12 June 2020 / Approved: 14 June 2020 / Online: 14 June 2020 (12:57:23 CEST)

How to cite: Shehata, M.H.; Prabu Kumar, A.; Arekat, M.R.; Atwa, H.; Ahmed, S.A.; Deifalla, A.H. Twelve Tips to Successfully Conducting Virtual Clinical Assessment Using Zoom™ Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Pandemic. Preprints 2020, 2020060171 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0171.v1). Shehata, M.H.; Prabu Kumar, A.; Arekat, M.R.; Atwa, H.; Ahmed, S.A.; Deifalla, A.H. Twelve Tips to Successfully Conducting Virtual Clinical Assessment Using Zoom™ Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Pandemic. Preprints 2020, 2020060171 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0171.v1).

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world of medical education, moving it years ahead of time into the future. Many concepts needed to be changed, so did the methodologies. Nevertheless, clinical assessment remained tricky. This work highlights the outcome of the work of College of Medicine and Medical Sciences at the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain in performing virtual clinical examination using Zoom™. Tips in this article are meant to help plan, implement and evaluate clinical assessments virtually.

Subject Areas

COVID-19; assessment; online; virtual; OSCE

Comments (2)

Comment 1
Received: 14 June 2020
Commenter: Hebat Allah A. Amin
The commenter has declared there is no conflict of interests.
Comment: A madter piece. Innovative hands-on experience that has proved to be applicable. Hopefully we can implement in all our Faculties.
Much appreciated
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Comment 2
Received: 18 June 2020
Commenter: Dr.Padmavathi Ramaswamy
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Comment: The topic, virtual clinical assessment presented in the article is very interesting and educational. I appreciate the insights of the authors in the area of online education. It is very clearly written, thought provoking and informative.  Article like this is timely for the current situation. The 12 steps elaborated in this article is applicable to any online educational system and contains sound practical advice. It will be useful to the readers if the authors also could point out the limitations or the areas of concern in using Zoom. The authors work is commendable in bringing such vital information to address training imperatives in the new normal.
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