When the nation was hit by the global pandemic, many sectors were severely affected which included the education sectors. Students were ought to start with their online classes rather than their usual face to face classes. This step was taken to minimize the interaction between people which happened to be the major cause of the spread of the virus. Throughout these years, there were many waves of the virus that took away many lives and because of that reason studies remained remote for a very long time. This has definitely caused a huge loss for students who needs to constantly put their studies in practice. Students who are practicing medicine particularly feel as if they are missing out on so many different aspects of their studies. Students studying in MBBS university in Malaysia are required to practice their studies frequently. As a matter of fact, most of their lessons are hands-on based. Hence they feel as if they are missing out so much in terms of studies.
Studies that proves inadequacy of of hands on practice for medical students post pandemic
There were several studies done based on this matter to really ensure if students are affected by it. Students were gathered and few questions were asked to them regarding the effectiveness of MBBS studies during the pandemic. Many of the students were physically not involved in any sort of experiments and research. Things were even worse for students who are practicing their clinicals and posting. They were not allowed in-person contact with patients and most of the students also mentioned that they were not involved in the clinical rotations. This has created a sort of sense of uncertainty towards students as they feel they are missing out on so many parts in their journey of studying MBBS. There was a time when the daily number of Covid-19 cases surpassed 40,00 in Malaysia making things even harder for MBBS students. Students were left with no choice but to figure most of the things on their own in online studies. This situation has severely affected their stress levels as students were extremely burnt out in preparing for their studies online.
MBBS studies post pandemic
It has become such a relief for both students and lecturers that the pandemic phase is slowly ending and things are starting to become normal now. Students are allowed to join physical class and can participate in all the lab and face to face practices for education purposes. MBBS studies in Malaysia have also improvised so much altering things to fit the post pandemic era. Physical classes are now open for students but with restrictions, students are starting to get more hands-on experience and are able to do all the research and lab practices that come under the course outline itself. With things slowly recovering students are also able to participate in the clinical rounds much more often under their clinic practice.
So to you students out there aspiring to become doctors one day, don’t let this pandemic dull your enthusiasm in becoming one. The world is healing and the MBBS studies have certainly become better. All you have to do is research the institution that you want to study and do consider the pros and cons before actually choosing it. Now go out there on a mission of saving lives !