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Title: Impact of COVID-19 on medical education: introducing homo digitalis.
Austin Authors: Gravas, Stavros;Ahmad, Mumtaz;Hernández-Porras, Andrés;Furriel, Frederico;Alvarez-Maestro, Mario;Kumar, Anant;Lee, Kyu-Sung;Azodoh, Evaristus;Mburugu, Patrick;Sanchez-Salas, Rafael;Bolton, Damien M ;Gomez, Reynaldo;Klotz, Laurence;Kulkarni, Sanjay;Tanguay, Simon;Elliott, Sean;de la Rosette, Jean
Affiliation: Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
National Hospital Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria
Chivar Specialist Hospital and Urology Centre, Abuja, Nigeria
Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad, Pakistan
HoPe Urologia, Hospital Angeles/Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico
Department of Urology, Leiria Hospital Center, Leiria, Portugal
Department of Urology, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Instituto de Investigación (IdiPAZ), Madrid, Spain
Department of Urology, Robotics and Kidney Transplantation, Max Healthcare, New Delhi, India
Department of Urology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Department of Urology, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
Department of Urology, Institute Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, France
Hospital del Trabajador, Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile
Division of Urology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
Kulkarni Reconstructive Urology Center, Pune, India
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Department of Urology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey
Issue Date: Jun-2021
Date: 2020-08-29
Publication information: World Journal of Urology 2021; 39(6): 1997-2003
Abstract: To determine how members of the Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU) are continuing their education in the time of COVID-19. A survey was disseminated amongst SIU members worldwide by email. Results were analyzed to examine the influence of age, practice region and settings on continuing medical education (CME) of the respondents. In total, 2494 respondents completed the survey. Internet searching was the most common method of CME (76%; all ps < 0.001), followed by searching journals and textbook including the online versions (62%; all ps < 0.001). Overall, 6% of the respondents reported no time/interest for CME during the pandemic. Although most urologists report using only one platform for their CME (26.6%), the majority reported using ≥ 2 platforms, with approximately 10% of the respondents using up to 5 different platforms. Urologists < 40 years old were more likely to use online literature (69%), podcasts/AV media (38%), online CME courses/webinars (40%), and social media (39%). There were regional variations in the CME modality used but no significant difference in the number of methods by region. There was no significant difference in responses between urologists in academic/public hospitals or private practice. During COVID-19, urologists have used web-based learning for their CME. Internet learning and literature were the top frequently cited learning methods. Younger urologists are more likely to use all forms of digital learning methods, while older urologists prefer fewer methods.
DOI: 10.1007/s00345-020-03417-3
ORCID: 0000-0001-7805-6651
Journal: World Journal of Urology
PubMed URL: 32860535
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: COVID-19
Medical education
Online learning
Social media
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