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Surgical Innovation
August 2016

Using Wearable Video Technology to Build a Point-of-View Surgical Education Library

Author Affiliations
  • 1Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 2Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(8):771-772. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.0976

Surgical residency training has evolved significantly in the past decade secondary to advances in diagnostic modalities, surgical techniques, and emerging technologies. The cognitive demands for surgical residents of all specialties are escalating and historical training methods are being outpaced by the explosion in medical knowledge. In the face of work-hour restrictions and greater accountability for patient-centric value, the need for efficient surgical education has taken center stage. The old adage of “see one, do one, teach one” is ripe for a makeover as our professions must train specialists faster and better.

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