Background: Currently anatomy training and assessment is seriously disrupted in COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown . New challenges of anatomy curriculum and assessment method development are being attempted based upon resources, expertise and technical skills of educators . This study aims at creating a standard operation procedure (SOP) for conducting gross anatomy assessment, finding statistical relevance and discusses viewpoints of students reflected in feedback . Materials and methods: a retrospective cross sectional study was conducted on 250 first year students at GSVM Medical College Kanpur India . Students were briefed about SOP and were given choice to opt for either of three interview modalities of assessment tool [Viz . Telephonic Interview (GROUP T), Whatsapp©video call (GROUP W) and Zoom©meetings (GROUP Z) ] and submit subjective feedbacks to assessor regarding new assessment format . The marks obtained as response distribution were subjected to descriptive statistics . One way ANOVA was applied to test any difference in means at (P <0.05) followed by post-hoc pair wise test amongst groups corrected to Bonferroni adjusted alpha level of [P <0.0167] per test .
Results: Among 97.2% respondent ANOVA test result pointed that the types of interview pattern preferred had no significant impact on obtained score [F (2,240) = 2.80, p =.062], post-hoc test further confirmed that there was no significant difference between groups . Conclusion: the assessor and students both need to evolve and adapt to paradigm changes . Student ’ s feedback will serve to tailor the assessment tool by refining validity, consistency, reliability and interaction dynamics of assessment designs . Alternative evidence based futuristic assessment methods exploration are call of the hour.