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Study: Wii Tennis Is an Effective Training Tool for Surgeons

Study: Wii Tennis Is an Effective Training Tool for Surgeons | Surgical education | Scoop.it
After a month spent playing video games in addition to their usual training, 21 surgical residents performed laparoscopies with significantly improved accuracy and economy.

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Cost-effective framework for basic surgical skills training - Jiang - 2012 - ANZ Journal of Surgery - Wiley Online Library

Cost-effective framework for basic surgical skills training - Jiang - 2012 - ANZ Journal of Surgery - Wiley Online Library | Surgical education | Scoop.it
Cost-effective framework for basic surgical skills training http://t.co/hefWee3CTL
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Social media: an opportunity for health professionals to contribute to wider social debates

Social media: an opportunity for health professionals to contribute to wider social debates | Surgical education | Scoop.it
Crikey (blog)Social media: an opportunity for health professionals to contribute to ...Crikey (blog)I use social media to keep up to date with new medical discoveries, engage with ePatients, contribute to online conversations, crowdsource opinions...

 

(...) "Social media is changing the face of communication worldwide. As a surgeon I can only operate on one person at a time. Through social media my voice and reach is magnified. I use social media to keep up to date with new medical discoveries, engage with ePatients, contribute to online conversations, crowdsource opinions and participate in initiatives that aim to improve health.

 

After I finished surgical training I was surprised and pleased to see that in the last five years many more Australian medical practitioners and organisations have begun to engage with social media. Now that the scene has changed I have begun to write online once more.

I recently wrote about my contribution to the Destroy The Joint campaign, a positive and light-hearted response to misogynist comments by 2UE broadcaster Alan Jones that arose on Twitter after a tweet from Jane Caro on a Friday evening in late August.

 

Destroy The Joint was empowering, built spontaneously by strangers who joined together to condemn and confront sexist behavior, advocating for social change. The humorous campaign’s approach was aptly likened to laughing at a flasher and quickly went viral. The campaign trended on Twitter for 4 days and spawned merchandise (with proceeds going to refugees), a Facebook group, merchandise, memes, posters and an online petition. The diversity of the contributors was delightful, inspiring and surprising.

 

Why should doctors and healthcare providers be online? Dr Claire McCarthy from Boston Children’s Hospital put it best: “because that’s where the patients are”.

 

There are fears and misconceptions about social media, particularly around trolls and cyberbullying. Social media is a form of communication and it should not surprise us that some people say nasty things and behave badly. Anne Summers has documented the sexism directed towards our first female prime minster and it is certainly true that bad behaviour can be magnified by social media. Bad behaviour also occurs in our workplaces, although it should not. In these cases it is not the platform or medium that is the problem, it is the behaviour." (...)


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Rural surgical practice requires new training model, offers great opportunities | The Bulletin

Rural surgeons should be capable of providing emergency care for specialty surgical problems as well as for general surgery conditions.
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Systematic review of serious games for medical education and surgical skills training - Graafland - 2012 - British Journal of Surgery - Wiley Online Library

The application of digital games for training medical professionals is on the rise. So-calledn‘serious’ games form training tools that provide a challenging simulated environment, ideal for future
surgical training. Ultimately, serious games are directed at reducing medical error and subsequent healthcare costs. The aim was to review current serious games for training medical professionals and to evaluate the validity testing of such games.


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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, July 23, 2013 3:14 AM

serious games to train surgeons might increase attractivity of profession!

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More docs head back to school for their MBAs - FierceHealthcare

More docs head back to school for their MBAs - FierceHealthcare | Surgical education | Scoop.it
More docs head back to school for their MBAs FierceHealthcare The Boston Globe via Kaiser Health News reports that these students already have the roles of surgeons, oncologists and anesthesiologists, but they want to acquire an executive MBA as a...
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Welcome to the Faculty of Surgical Trainers - The Faculty of Surgical Trainers, FST

Welcome to the Faculty of Surgical Trainers - The Faculty of Surgical Trainers, FST | Surgical education | Scoop.it
The Faculty of Surgical Trainers, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RT @CMcIlhenny: Registration now open for Faculty of Surgical Trainers Meeting http://t.co/ULMeJtuY9b a great line up...
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