Considering the Use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Medical Education

  • Azzra Mangalji UBC
  • Vishwathsen Karthikeyan


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a form of e-learning that currently allow people to learn about a wide variety of topics remotely from experts. They may serve as a way to augment the current delivery of medical education. Specifically, MOOCs have a role in supplementing curricular content, enhancing preparedness for clinical medical practice, and guiding personal interests to assist in specialty decision making for students in the foundational years of medical school. We will be exploring the benefits of learning with MOOCs, their limitations, and their potential implementation into medical curricula.