SIMBA as an alternative and/or an adjunct to pre-medical work experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Evans, Nia, Davitadze, Meri, Narendran, Arjun, Evans, Seren, Thomas, Lucretia, Blaggan, Parisha, Melson, Eka and Kempegowda, Punith (2021) SIMBA as an alternative and/or an adjunct to pre-medical work experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Future healthcare journal, 8 (1). e142-e145. ISSN 2514-6645.

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Abstract

Work experience is considered as a vital part of an application to medical school and other healthcare-related educational programmes. Gaining clinical work experience via various previously available opportunities from healthcare centres has currently become more challenging and less accessible due to the COVID-19 pandemic-related limitations and resource shortages. In order to provide experience in the healthcare field, we conducted a case study by inviting two secondary school students to participate in Simulation via Instant Messaging -Birmingham Advance (SIMBA) as moderators. Despite no previous clinical knowledge, they found it accessible and to be an excellent alternative to the more traditional types of work experience, which had become unavailable to them. We, therefore, propose SIMBA can act as an alternative and/or an adjunct to work experience for healthcare-related courses.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education
WA Patients. Primary care. Medical profession. Forensic medicine
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > Diabetes
Ambulatory Care > Endocrinology
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2021 15:14
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 15:24
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/4183

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