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February 20, 2020

Innovating Surgical Education Using Video in the Otolaryngology Operating Room

Author Affiliations
  • 1Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(4):321-322. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4862

Academic surgery, grounded in innovative teaching and technology, is positioned to adopt video technology in the operating room for surgical education. In the last decade, digital video technology has become cheaper, commercially available, and aligned with the medicolegal climate that drives a steep learning curve. Reduced resident work hours and ever-widening requirements for competency in areas of patient safety, billing, and systems-based practice reduce time in the operating room. In short, safe and efficient training is feasible and critical.

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