Clinical Skills Abilities Development During COVID-19 Pandemic in Mexico City
Keywords:COVID-19, Pandemic, Medical education, Clinical skills, Physician-Patient relationship
Medical formation includes the development of several skills including clinical ones. Medical students have to learn how to build a healthy doctor – patient relationship in order to provide the best diagnosis, treatment and quality of attention. COVID-19 provide a new challenge for all students in Mexico to learn skills that traditionally have been learned in person and not through a computer.
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