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Comment & Response
September 8, 2020

Reconfiguring Medical Education

Author Affiliations
  • 1Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
JAMA. 2020;324(10):1006. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.10902

To the Editor Dr Emanuel’s discussion of the inevitable changes to medical education1 came at a pivotal moment. On March 11, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization.2 Medical schools scrambled to comply with university mandates to discontinue in-person classes, along with government recommendations for “social distancing.” This required the rapid deployment of virtual learning modalities to replace the existing preclinical curriculum.