Response to the Letter to the Editor Regarding "Survey among Medical Students during COVID-19 Lockdown: The Online Class Dilemma"

Keywords: Reply to letter to the editor, Survey among medical students, COVID19 survey, Online classes, E-learning

Abstract

We thank the editor for allowing us to respond to the comments by Akshara et al. The authors concur with us on unpreparedness and goes on to highlight how female doctors are over-worked during the pandemic. In this response, we also discuss why providing free data will not bring about significant change in students’ perception of online classes. We then advise how students can learn basic examination skills during the pandemic. Finally, we express our views on government and universities and finish with a recommendation that would help future doctors in times like the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Author Biographies

Andrew Thomas, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, India.

MBBS student.

Final year medical student of Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, Trivandrum, India. He is also a recipient of Short-Term Studentship 2019 by ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research), Best paper award at NATCON 2019, Government medical college, Trivandrum.

Mohan. T Shenoy, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, Trivandrum, India.

MBBS, MD, DM. Consultant Endocrinologist, Department of Endocrinology. 

Kottacherry T. Shenoy, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, Trivandrum, India.

MBBS MD DM, Gastroenterology, Head of Department, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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Published
2020-12-14
How to Cite
Thomas, A., Shenoy, M. T., & Shenoy, K. T. (2020). Response to the Letter to the Editor Regarding "Survey among Medical Students during COVID-19 Lockdown: The Online Class Dilemma". International Journal of Medical Students, 8(3), 316-317. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2020.868
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Letter to the Editor