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COVID-19 resources for medical educators


This listing is part of a series of COVID-19 articles and resources on medical education.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has curated a crowd sourced list of potential resources—both free and paid—from DR-ED, AMA community, emails and Twitter for virtual or remote learning that have been shared by medical educators in a variety of settings. The AMA has not reviewed and does not endorse any of these listings, aside from those created directly by the AMA. These are provided as a resource to help medical educators determine the best ways to teach remote learners during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Anatomy education/general

Anatomy education/pelvic

Clinical education remotely


Remote standardize simulated patients

  • Elizabeth Krajic Kachur, PhD, Medical Education Development has compiled a list of experienced standardized patients who are working online. It is organized by the age range of cases they could portray (15-75) and provides contact information, special expertise and technology access. If you need remote standardized patients, contact them directly for logistical and financial arrangements. Contact Dr. Krajic Kachur for access.

Remote exams

Nonclinical electives conducted remotely

Virtual education experiences/simulation

Interprofessional education

General faculty development lists


Away rotations

  • Lecturio: With experts from multiple institutions, Lecturio offers curated online lectures and assessments of curriculums in:
    • Pre-med
    • Pre-clinical step 1 (by subject or organ system)
    • Complete clinical step 2
  • NextGenU: is joining forces with Nurses International and others to offer public health and clinical courses for free during the traveling and gathering restrictions so that learning institutions can remain strong and students/faculty don't waste valuable academic time or get sick. Faculty/educators who don’t have online materials can use these free, online courses, and assign coursework to students that align with their learning objectives.
  • Osmosis: Osmosis has produced a repository of free material about COVID-19. The organization also has partnered with more than 100 medical and health science programs and organizations to provide their learners with flipped classroom and distance-learning resources.
  • ScholarRx: This comprehensive, online preclinical curricular resource can assist schools implementing contingency plans necessitated by the COVID-19 outbreak. In this specific case, Rx Bricks will support the infectious disease course where the school has lost access to teaching faculty due to the public health emergency. ScholarRx will provide the students with access to Rx Bricks and further assist the school with curricular implementation and mapping support.
  • WebEncounter: WebEncounter is a framework to facilitate remote video encounters for training and assessment between Standardized Patients and trainees — followed by instant feedback.