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FEM: Revista de la Fundación Educación Médica

versión On-line ISSN 2014-9840versión impresa ISSN 2014-9832


ARRIBALZAGA, Eduardo B; JACOVELLA, Patricio F; FERRANTE, M Soledad  y  ALGIERI, Rubén D. Surgery virtual teaching in the degree during the COVID-19 pandemic. FEM (Ed. impresa) [online]. 2021, vol.24, n.3, pp.125-131.  Epub 19-Jul-2021. ISSN 2014-9840.


Medical education adapts to the emergence of a CoVID-19 pandemic to ensure basic standards of training.


The characteristics of a virtual surgery teaching model and evaluate its acceptance by students by survey satisfaction.

Material and methods.

Retrospective, descriptive, cross-cutting observational design, with virtual teaching in two hospitals studying surgery between March 13-July 27, 2020. Virtually through a Zoom Platform for 2-4 hours/day, 40 days of each course with a minimum 150 hours and different daily activities were attended. Partial evaluations with Clinical Record on defined topic or virtual oral evaluation were made. Regularity with 80% presentism and approval of partial examinations. Anonymous and voluntary satisfaction survey was analyzed.


50 out of 67 students (74.6%) completed the surveys; 90% considered that the proposed learning objectives were expressly mentioned. Organization sujects ordered, systematic and accessible for 90% and provided new knowledge for 100%, with teacher training stimulating the study; 98% thinking that the concepts acquired will be useful in their professional future. Teacher-student interactivity as the outstanding virtual connectivity for 96 and 98%.

Discussion and conclusions.

Results and design of the survey showed strengths of virtual teaching given by academic quality and methodology used that allowed to incorporate knowledge; highlight face-to-face need with the teacher and the surgical patients.

Palabras clave : Medical education; Medicine pregraduate; Pandemic; Surgery; Survey satisfaction; Virtual learning.

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