The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the delivery of medical education across the UK, with the majority of face-to-face teaching cancelled during the first wave, and medical schools consequently making varied adaptations to education delivery. To identify and share effective adaptations, we conducted a cross-sectional, online survey (COVID Med-Ed) between 20th May and 31st August 2020 which divided undergraduate teaching by GMC ‘Outcomes for Graduates.’ This was distributed to students at UK-registered medical schools. Students were asked to describe the changes in the delivery of each segment of their course, and their satisfaction with these changes.


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Tekkis, N., Rafi, D., Brown, S., Courtney, A., Kawka, M., Howell, A., McLean, K., Gardiner, M., Mavroveli, S., Hutchinson, P., Tekkis, P., Wilkinson, P., Sam, A., Savva, N., Kontovounisios, C., Singal, A., Chia, C., Chia, W., Ganesananthan, S., Ooi, S., Pengelly, S., Wellington, J., Mak, S., Subbiah Ponniah, H., Heyes, A., Aberman, I., Ahmed, T., Al-Shamaa, S., Appleton, L., Arshad, A., Awan, H., Baig, Q., Benedict, K., Berkes, S., Citeroni, N., Damani, A., de Sancha, A., Fisayo, T., Gupta, S., Haq, M., Heer, B., Jones, A., Khan, H., Kim, H., Meiyalagan, N., Miller, G., Minta, N., Mirza, L., Mohamed, F. & Ramjan, F. 2021, 'The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK medical education. A nationwide student survey', Medical Teacher. https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2021.1962835

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