Box 1. Advantages and disadvantages of virtual placement
Advantages Disadvantages
·       Increase opportunities for students and hosts to participate ·        Create and reinforce inequities in under-resourced settings
·       Favours “head” learning ·        Harder to create opportunities for “heart” and “hands” learning
·       Can be used in combination with physical placement to enhance learning ·        Cannot replicate a physical experience
·       Minimises physical risk ·        “Zoom fatigue”
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