Updated on April 30, 2020
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.
Nonclinical teaching tools
- Pelvis anatomy tutorial using radiological images, MedEd PORTAL
- Gross Anatomy - Male & female pelvis, perineum, and genitalia. gross and cross-section anatomy
- Pelvic cavity, University of Michigan Medical School
Clinical education remotely
- Virtual clinical learning cases, Aquifer (free access until June 30, 2020)
- Virtual learning resources during COVID-19, Association of American Medical Colleges
- Culture shock: Teaching online in a pinch, Educause
Learning activities/general online tips
- Tips for creating an effective learning environment in an online course with Sharon B. Buchbinder, RN PhD
- Teaching remotely in response to COVID-19: 10 tips to improve your digital classroom by Mike Gisondi
Simulation options for remote simulation activities
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.
- Developing professionalism and professional identity through unproctored, flexible testing, Academic Medicine
Nonclinical electives conducted remotely
Health systems science
- AMA Health Systems Science Learning Series - A series of modules providing medical students with an understanding of how health care is delivered, how professionals work together, and how health systems can improve patient care.
- Telemedicine amid COVID-19, AMA community discussion
- COVID-19 Student Service Corps
- Telemedicine training in undergraduate medical education: mixed-methods review, JMIR Medical Education
- The feasibility and acceptability of administering a telemedicine objective structured clinical exam as a solution for providing equivalent education to remote and rural learners, Rural Remote Health
- The TeleOSCE: Providing simulated telemedicine training for medical students, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
- An interdisciplinary, multi-institution telehealth course for third-year medical students, Academic Medicine
- Telehealth for the internal medicine resident: A 3-year longitudinal curriculum, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
- Telemedicine: A practical guide for incorporation into your practice, American College of Physicians
- The California Telehealth Resource Center
Alternative clinical roles
- Updated interim guidance for medical students’ participation in patient care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Association of American Medical Colleges
Virtual education experiences/simulation
- The complete subjective health assessment
- Infection prevention and control practices
- Meal assistance virtual gaming simulation
- Neurological examination rehearsal virtual environment
- Quarantine surgical education
- Safe pharmacy simulation
- Vaccine practice for health professional
- Virtual healthcare experience
- Vital sign measurement across the lifespan
- Connecting at the Nexus: COVID-19 Edition. A webinar series from the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
Resources shared during an Alliance for Clinical Education chat on the pandemic’s impact on GME
General faculty development lists
- Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
- Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
- Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Well-being/mental health resources
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
- American Psychological Association
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Smartphone apps
OnlineMedEd: Providing institutional licenses of Case X at no cost for third-year medical students who have not yet taken their Step 2 or Level 2 exams. The purpose of this offer is to provide educational experiences in lieu of canceled clerkships. Licenses will expire on June 30, 2020. Licenses must be activated by the institution and will not be turned on via individual student requests. For questions, please contact [email protected]. For more information, watch the Case X video.
Lecturio: Has a special 3-months-teaching continuity package for medical schools at reduced cost, the full pre-medical, pre-clinical and clinical curricula are available and the Course Creator component can be an easy way for your instructors to upload PPT voiceovers or screencasts.
- Curated online lectures and assessments with experts from multiple institutions
- Pre-med, pre-clinical step 1 (by subject or organ system), complete clinical step 2
NextGenU: NextGenU.org 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: ScholarRx has agreed to make its Rx Bricks program available at no cost to M2 students for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. 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.