Massive open online courses, Khan Academy, Udacity, Coursera, open-access journals . . . high-quality information and education are increasingly accessible and democratic. When one considers the high demand and profound need for greater sources of surgical education, especially in low- and middle-income countries, Goldstein et al1 present a compelling study that suggests that many existing e-learning tools might similarly be “opened up” to enhance surgical education where scholastic resources are strained.
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