Medical students are back on ward rounds – albeit virtually

The University of Newcastle has introduced live-streamed ward rounds so clinical teaching can continue during the pandemic

Ward rounds are back on for one lucky group of medical students, after their university developed telehealth for medical education by live-streaming patient rounds.

The move was the brainchild of a clinical teaching team from the University of Newcastle at John Hunter Hospital, NSW, who reported the successful trial of their technology-based teaching in the Medical Journal of Australia.

The idea came after it was recognised it could be several months before