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April 2014

Opening the Doors to Surgical Education in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Author Affiliations
  • 1Operation Giving Back, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA Surg. 2014;149(4):347. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4838

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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