IML contributions in 2020
For the Institute for Medical Education the pandemic year 2020 brought particular challenges. Although we all have learned how to cope well in the meantime – many challenges remain.
The most important highlights that occupied us in 2020.
The pandemic is a chance for teaching innovation
The pandemic uncovered a pressing need to implement digital learning and teaching in higher education more broadly. Research shows that previous implementation has progressed slowly and is not always aligned with the requirements and needs of the key players.
The challenge of holding examinations during the Covid-19 pandemic
How can exams take place during the Covid-19 pandemic? As an internationally recognised competence centre, the IML has dealt with the challenges that arose suddenly.
Communication training in Corona times
When face-to-face classes at the University of Bern were discontinued in mid-March, several courses organized by the IML were also affected, including communication training with the simulated patients (SPs). Thanks to the University's video conferencing system, these were nevertheless still held.
Training of Contact Tracers
The IML helped the Cantonal Medical Office of Bern to rapidly set up an online learning programme for contact tracers.
BiSS recognised as a «Certified Skills Lab» according to the APF standard
The Association for Medical Education GMA (Committee for Practical Skills APF) awards the Bern Interprofessional Skills and Simulation Personnel Center (BiSS), including its simulation person program, accreditation as a certified skills lab.