Deprived of the Sea: Being a Kenyan Final-year Medical Student During the COVID-19 Outbreak


  • Innocent Wafula The University of Nairobi
  • Eunice M. Ong’era The University of Nairobi



Covid-19, Online learning, Clinical experience, Medical education, Education access


Five months after the confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 in Kenya, the cases and fatalities due to the disease is still on the rise. The effects of the disease in the developing country have been far-reaching, and closure of all learning institutions has now shifted attention to online learning. However, challenges such as inconsistent access to the internet and electricity have led to inequality in education access. As final-year medical students, online lectures have been a new exciting experience, but it also came with challenges. The halt in clinical medical education has significantly affected the learning and school calendar. Although we are almost done with our journey through medical school, we cannot proceed any further. However, we remain hopeful that a leeway shall be found, and we shall join other healthcare workers in serving our country.


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Author Biography

Eunice M. Ong’era, The University of Nairobi

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, M.B.Ch.B (Student)


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How to Cite

Wafula, I., & Ong’era, E. M. (2021). Deprived of the Sea: Being a Kenyan Final-year Medical Student During the COVID-19 Outbreak. International Journal of Medical Students, 9(1), 80–81.

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