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      Twelve tips for effective crisis response in medical education institutions: Lessons learned from COVID-19


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          Medical education is facing great challenges and uncertainties amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical Education Institutions are required to build a task force team for crisis management. These should be committed to supporting a sudden online education transition, academic support, and psychological well-being of students, staff members, health care professionals, paramedics, and faculty administration.

          As the situation evolves, the task force has to monitor the challenges and provide appropriate plans, guidance, and solutions.

          Leaders in medical education have a crucial role in response to the pandemic crisis in securing a successful educational process while ensuring the mental and psychological well-being of the stakeholders.

          Herein, we provide tips that can provide a guide for medical education leaders to coordinate crisis management.

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          17 June 2020
          [1 ] Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
          [2 ] Family Medicine Department, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain; Faculty of Medicine, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt
          [3 ] Associate Director, Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research. President, Wellbeing systems, Inc, PA
          [4 ] Medical Education Department, Suez Canal University, Egypt; Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies in Saudi Arabia
          [5 ] Faculty of Medicine, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt

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          Education, Medicine

          Academic Leadership, Change Management, Educational Leadership, Leadership, Leadership Development


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