In Summary: access to the OR is limited, elective surgical volume is down, and an opportunity to watch high-quality surgical videos is of significant value to medical students going through clerkships, residents, and anyone else who would generally benefit from in-person surgery.
Geoffrey G. Hallock, MD Plastic Surgery Consultant Sacred Heart Campus, St. Luke’s Hospital Allentown, Pennsylvania
Yoko Young Sang, MD Resident Physician General Surgery Louisiana State University Shreveport
In this case, Dr. Hallock closes the wound that was left behind following a mastectomy using a latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous local flap. This was performed during a surgical mission in Honduras with the World Surgical Foundation.
Surgical videos are a valuable resource in medical education – they help residents and students prepare for the operating room.
Dr. Scott Brown, the medical editor responsible for the creation of the Otolaryngology Section at JOMI, has published in OTO-Open an article “Development of a Surgical Video Atlas for Resident Education: 3-Year Experience“. In this article, Dr. Brown discusses his journey, selection of cases, filming processes and challenges, and adoption of the content by residents and students. Dr. Brown also discusses how surgical video atlases impact surgical training and the role they will play for ENT and other surgical residencies in the coming years.