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  1. Using a video conference to teach clinical clerks in a one-week cardiothoracic clerkship.

    Article - En anglais


    Students report that their operat-ing room experience during specialty clerkships has been less than satisfactory.

    To deal with this and other problems in a 1-week cardiothoracic clerkship, a video conference system was introduced.


    Three teaching strategies were used :

    • a seminar dealing with the disease process and a description of the operative procedure ;

    • bedside pre-operative assessment of the patient, with a tutor ;

    • and a live video conference of the operation.

    The tutor observed the live video presentation with the students, initiating interaction with the operating surgeon and facilitating questions and discussion.

    Video quality was maintained by one camera connected to the headlight of the surgeon and another placed above the operative field.


    Both students and staff expressed a high degree of satisfaction in debriefing sessions and on a standard faculty evaluation form.


    This innovation in surgery specialty teaching contributes to the acquisition of educational objectives in the operating room and in a cardiothoracic clerkship.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Formation professionnelle, Spécialité médicale, Chirurgie, Coeur, Poumon, Assistance technique, Vidéoconférence, Chirurgien, Evaluation performance, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational training, Medical specialty, Surgery, Heart, Lung, Technical assistance, Videoconference, Surgeon, Performance evaluation, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0297654

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 15/07/1997.