Continuing Education During Uncertainty
Resources to help faculty adapt to distance education so you can keep students engaged and on track
Go the Distance With Online Learning
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, millions of students worldwide have seen their education interrupted. Academic institutions are now making necessary arrangements to move their curriculums online so that students can fulfill their educational goals. We know that there is a lot of uncertainty about how long the COVID-19 crisis will last and the impact that it will have on our community.
Also, this has become challenging for medical schools to provide preclinical and clinical training while also keeping their students, faculty, and patients safe. Therefore, many programs have temporarily suspended classes and clinical rotations and are adopting distance, online-based learning. Adapting to a distance learning environment can be challenging for your students. They may have difficulty staying engaged with lectures and assignments and are unable to see clinical patients.
How can UWorld help during this trying time? Our question bank (QBank) learning platform has thousands of questions that teach high-yield concepts. These concepts help prepare medical students not only for their USMLE Step 1 and 2 examinations but can be used as a supplement to their coursework to help prepare them for clinical practice. Our team of physicians writes and updates content daily to provide the most up-to-date practice guidelines and realistic clinical scenarios to help students master relevant content.
By using the UWorld QBank, your students can still stay actively engaged in online learning and continue developing their medical knowledge. By studying this way, students can learn information more readily and remember the scenarios for the future. Our faculty portal allows you to keep track of student progress throughout the QBank and monitor their performance. It also helps you identify any areas of weakness to help your students better prepare throughout the year for their examinations and the USMLE.
As school systems continue to pivot to distance learning, several instructors and students may find it challenging to switch to online education. That’s why we’ve put together this page on distance learning. We will be updating this page regularly with even more helpful resources.
What Is Distance Learning?
What Are Some Advantages of Distance Learning?
Learning via digital platforms means students have unlimited access to materials and resources. This unrestrained access is especially important when students need to focus on weaker subjects. Repetition gives students the practice they need to master new skills by improving speed, increasing confidence, and improving retention.
eLearning reduces significant training time and costs associated with traditional education – from commute expenses to offline lectures to money spent on printed exam prep materials.
eLearning solutions are available 24/7 for an increasingly global and remote workforce. And with stay-at-home orders currently in effect in the U.S. and other parts of the world, students get to access training on their own time, no matter where they are.
Distance Learning With UWorld
At UWorld, we’ve long bought into eLearning and believe in its positive impact on education. During this challenging time that compels students to continue learning from home, we want to be a go-to resource for you. We aim to that sustain your efforts to keep your students engaged and on the right track. Our products are already suited for distance learning as we develop them with an all-digital interface, including mobile app functionality. Below are some of our product features that align with online learning modalities.
Thousands of Practical Questions
Advanced Note-Taking Functionality
Step 1 & Step 2
Our Step 1 and Step 2 self-assessments closely replicate the experience of the actual exams to help students prepare and boost their confidence on test day. By completing these self-assessments successfully, your students will know when they are ready to take the exam.
- Similar to NBME®, each exam consists of four blocks of 40 multiple-choice questions that span multiple subjects and are distinct from the regular QBank
- The detailed explanations are accompanied by vivid illustrations and charts that are easy to understand and remember
- Know your relative ranking as compared to other users who have already taken our self-assessments
- After completing each self-assessment, receive an approximate 3-digit USMLE score based on UWorld historical data
Our Step 3 Computer-based Case Simulations (Step 3 CCS) are an integral part of the exam and are designed to evaluate your ability to diagnose, treat, and monitor simulated patients in an interactive setting. A familiarity with the interface is crucial to help you improve your score on this section of the exam.
- Review with the first and only interactive Step 3 CCS software.
- Read through 40+ classic Step 3 CCS cases that cover high-yield topics in multiple specialties
- Practice using 50+ interactive cases in an interface that closely mimic the cases you are likely to see on the actual exam
- Boost your confidence on exam day with an interface that uses free-text order entry features similar to those on the official exam
- Assess your understanding with comprehensive explanations that include tips on the recommended clinical approach, optimal scoring features, and clock management
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