Live-Streaming Surgery for Medical Student Education - Educational Solutions in Neurosurgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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OBJECTIVE: The COVID-19 pandemic significantly altered medical student education. The ability for students to be a part of the operating room team was highly restricted. Technology can be used to ensure ongoing surgical education during this time of limited in-person educational opportunities.

DESIGN: We have developed an innovative solution of securely live-streaming surgery with real-time communication between the surgeon and students to allow for ongoing education during the pandemic.

RESULTS: We successfully live-streamed multiple different types of neurosurgical operations utilizing multiple video sources. This method uses inexpensive, universal equipment that can be implemented at any institution to enable virtual education of medical students and other learners.

CONCLUSIONS: This technology has facilitated education during this challenging time. This technological set-up for live-streaming surgery has the potential of improving medical and graduate medical education in the future.

Media Type:

Electronic Article

Year of Publication:

2021

Contained In:

Journal of surgical education - Vol. 78, No. 1 (2021), p. 99-103

Language:

English

Contributors:

Jack, Megan M
Gattozzi, Domenico A
Camarata, Paul J
Shah, Kushal J

Urls:

Volltext

Keywords:

COVID-19
Education, Medical
Educational Technology
Humans
Journal Article
Live-stream surgery
Medical student education
Models, Educational
Neurosurgery
Pandemics
SARS-CoV-2
Surgical education
Videoconferencing
Virtual education

Notes:

Date Completed 15.01.2021

Date Revised 15.01.2021

published: Print-Electronic

Citation Status MEDLINE

Copyright: From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Physical Description:

Online-Ressource

doi:

10.1016/j.jsurg.2020.07.005

PMID:

32747320

PPN (Catalogue-ID):

NLM314154744