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COVID-19: Tips for Teaching in a Pandemic

March 25, 2020
Empty hospital ward

Clinical Education—without the Clinic

When COVID-19 was officially designated a pandemic, educational experiences based in the clinical setting were suspended, indefinitely.

With social distancing and stay at home requirements in place, we are being challenged to expand our capabilities in order to meet the continuing education needs of our health professions learners—at all levels.

Resources for Remote Teaching

Whether you ordinarily teach in a clinic, classroom or at the desk-side, BERST Teaching Academy is ready to assist with a curated catalog of online resources to help you move your teaching sessions and your content online.

Each tool, tip, and resource has been vetted by BERST Curriculum Design Specialist, Angela Sweeney, MEd, MA.

Topics include:

  • Considerations for transitioning to virtual teaching
  • Clinical education resources
  • Virtual classrooms
  • Presentation tools

Keeping Up with the Pace of Information

Many old faithful journals are stepping up by publishing articles quickly online (like JAMANetwork and NEJM).

A comprehensive guide of COVID-19 information and resources for healthcare professionals is curated and constantly updated by Baystate's Health Science Library & Knowledge Services.

And BERST is publishing useful tips weekly on their new Notes from BERST page.

Any off-road adventure is hard, but it creates paths that never existed before.