Challenges and adaptations of an Academic League of Clinical Medicine to the pandemic of Covid-19: an experience report




Education medical, Students medical, Education distance, Coronavirus infections, Pandemics


INTRODUCTION: The coronavirus pandemic brought socio-cultural, economic, political, and epidemiological impacts on a global scale, imposing changes in habits and routines. With the social isolation imposed by the authorities, there was a change in the offer of undergraduate courses, directly interfering in the academic routine. OBJECTIVES: To present the challenges and adaptations of an Academic League of Clinical Medicine (LACM) to the Coronavirus pandemic period in Brazil. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This article is based on analyzing an experience of extracurricular activity promoted by LACM against the backdrop of social isolation imposed by the pandemic. RESULTS: With the impossibility of clinical practice, when participating in the case discussions proposed by LACM, it is clear that the student maintains an active role in their learning process. In addition, the activities stimulated the maintenance of favorable habits for the student, such as integration with colleagues, the development of personal skills, and the maintenance of an academic routine, reducing idle time. CONCLUSION: By having technological tools, LACM not only stimulated the development of the clinical reasoning necessary for general practitioners but also positively impacted the well-being of students during the Coronavirus pandemic period in Brazil.


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Author Biography

  • Katia de Miranda Avena, Centro Universitário de Tecnologia e Ciências (UniFTC), Salvador, Brasil.
    Fisioterapeuta, Doutorado em Medicina e Saúde Humana (EBMSP/BA), Mestrado em Fisioterapia (UNITRI/MG)


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do Nascimento MCS, Passos MC, França NM de A, Avena K de M. Challenges and adaptations of an Academic League of Clinical Medicine to the pandemic of Covid-19: an experience report. Intern J Educ H [Internet]. 2022 Feb. 18 [cited 2024 Jun. 16];6:e3743. Available from:

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