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New national programme to collate online resources for medical students now available

Alex Drinkall, 13 August 2020
Medical Schools Council Latest-News

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with the Medical Schools Council (MSC) to develop a new, free elearning programme to support undergraduate medical education. This is the first national programme provided by elfh which collates online learning resources from across UK medical schools.

The programme was developed in response to the sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic which saw universities close their doors and deliver classes online. As a result, the MSC’s Education Committee set up a working group to coordinate the efforts of medical schools’ Heads of Teaching in delivering medical education remotely.

Developed by and for medical schools, the new elearning programme provides a database of learning resources, making it easier for staff and students to source material for different specialities. These resources have been kindly donated by staff from across UK medical schools and will be useful to students in their clinical and non-clinical years.

MSC’s Dr Katie Petty-Saphon said: “With the possibility of experiencing renewed periods of lockdown and the need to social distance, it is likely that some distance learning will be required to supplement in-person teaching sessions throughout the next academic year.

“It is heartening to see the generosity of staff from across the country who have made their resources publicly available to the benefit of medical students and staff. Our particular thanks must go to staff at Imperial College London, the University of Bristol and Health Education England for their work in making the idea of building a programme to share resources a reality.”

MSC’s elearning programme is accessible to all those with a university or NHS email address. For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, visit:

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