Global Scientific Output on Medical Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Julio E. Postigo-Zumarán, Michael Lincold Trujillo Pajuelo, William Eduardo Mory Chiparra, Freddy Antonio Ochoa Tataje, Dennis Arias-Chávez

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The objective of the present study is to characterize the global scientific production on medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic in seven scientific databases from January 2020 to April 2021. We worked with a universe of 248 articles of which bibliometric indicators were analyzed using Publish or Perish software v. 7.19 and the same analytical software for the chosen databases. The results indicate an average of 39.5 citations. 27.95, 0.87 and 17.90 citations per year, citations per article and citations per author respectively. Among the most cited articles in the Scopus and Microsoft academic databases, Maintaining High-Quality Multidisciplinary Scholarship Programs in Pain Medicine stands out: Part I: Innovations in Education, Research, Candidate Selection Process, Wellness, and Implementation from ACGME during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article is also the second most cited article in the Web of Science database. These results show that the production of scientific articles on educational medicine in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic has not had a significant development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-669
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Early Childhood Special Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • Bibliometrics
  • COVID-19
  • Medical Education
  • Scientific Production


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