Webinars and Continuing Medical Education: Pros, Cons, and Controversies

Authors: Rodrigo Martín Torres, MD, Víctor Reviglio, MD, Iván Basanta, MD, Divya Srikumaran, MD


One of the most important effects of the crisis caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at a global level
was on education and its delivery, mainly of the face-to-face type.1,2 The pandemic posed challenges and necessitated changes to the previously used system and created opportunities for growth and innovation. At the university level, institutions acted rapidly to implement teaching and learning through digital platforms, a resource that has been used by academic institutions.3,4 Furthermore, digital interaction has increased almost exponentially in the last decade in medicine and academics, with technology applied to patient care such as through telemedicine.3

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