Reflection on Telemedicine Competencies in Spanish Medicine Degrees After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021 May 27;281:957-962. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210320.


The pandemic suffered in 2020 following the appearance of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has marked a radical change in the way in which the basic pillars of international, and more specifically Spanish, society are understood. The existing social and economic model has had to adapt abruptly and urgently to the reality of what has happened. The impact that these changes will have after the pandemic is still unclear, but it may be surmised that many of them are here to stay. The use of information and communication technologies has been critical in the pandemic scenario and also in the health environment, where factors like telemedicine have come to play a key role for society. This work presents an initial analysis of how degrees in Medicine train students for telematic work with patients and provides a series of reflections based on the pandemic which may serve as a point of departure for future studies.

PMID:34042815 | DOI:10.3233/SHTI210320