Maximizing the Value of Asynchronous Learning in Pre-clerkship Medical Education

Phorum Sheth, Anita Samuel, Eulho Jung, Jacob Collen

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Asynchronous learning has taken on new significance in the era of COVID-19 social distancing. The learning curve for students and faculty members to adapt to the new distance learning environment has been a dynamic experience. In this article we review some of our experiences with asynchronous curriculum in the pre-clerkship curriculum at the Uniformed Services University. We review student and faculty perceptions of virtual, asynchronous curriculum as well as tangible solutions for implementing asynchronous curriculum and pitfalls to be aware of. Advances in asynchronous learning have revolutionized medical education, but a healthy perspective is necessary for faculty and students to maximize the benefits of remote learning while maintaining student-teacher engagement.
Original languageAmerican English
JournaleLearn Magazine
StatePublished - May 2023


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