Coronavirus and medical education: Getting change and turning to new education paradigm: the need for scaffolding learning in online training

Document Type: Letter to Editor


1 Department of Medical Education, Virtual Center, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran

2 Department of Foreign Languages, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran

3 Depertment of Medical Education, School of Medical Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran



Coronavirus pandemic has caused extensive changes in various fields. Education is one challenging and necessary dimension to be paid attention by policymakers and considered as a necessity. Due to changes in the methods and styles of providing medical education from face-to-face to virtual training, and due to its novelty in our country and several challenges ahead, it is necessary to take measures an effective support for better performance of students so that they can monitor their movement to achieve excellent training goals. This will be gained by supporting students’ performances and creating appropriate scaffolds for them. This article covers the needs for scaffolding, the manner and challenges and the related reasons. Also the necessity to be involved in teacher's activities is emphasized so that the quality of education at the present time may be improved.


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