Surgical education through video broadcasting

J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Sep;25(5):1619-21. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000001143.


Surgical training is facing new obstacles. As advancements in medicine are made, surgeons are expected to know more and to be able to perform more procedures. In the western world, increasing restrictions on residency work hours are adding a new hurdle to surgical training. In low-resource settings, a low attending-to-resident ratio results in limited operative experience for residents. Advances in telemedicine may offer new methods for surgical training. In this article, the authors share their unique experience using live video broadcasting of surgery for educational purposes at a comprehensive cleft care center in Guwahati, India.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cleft Lip / surgery*
  • Education, Medical, Graduate / methods*
  • Humans
  • India
  • Internship and Residency
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / education*
  • Telemedicine / methods*
  • Video Recording*