What Is a 'Good' Surgical Video?

  • Author / Creator
    Akhrorov, Murodbek
  • Video is widely used in modern surgical education and may have advantages over other ways of learning surgery. However, less is known about the purposes and needs of surgical learners who use videos, as well as what learners consider to be the attributes of a ‘good’ surgical video. Qualitative research methods were used to answer these research questions. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine medical students, eight surgical residents, and eight surgeons. The data were analyzed using a Thematic Analysis approach. Two frameworks were developed to structure the findings. Framework 1 explained that how learners used video was not simply associated with their designation but was related to the proficiency of an individual learner on a continuum of growing surgical proficiency from ‘seeing’ to ‘doing’ to ‘perfecting’. Framework 2 identified seven key attributes that learners associated with a ‘good’ surgical video: intelligible, concise, clear, interactive, reliable, accessible, and suitable. This study showed that a surgical video created for education requires to be tailored to the level of the surgical proficiency of the intended audience. The attributes of a ‘good’ surgical video need to be considered when deciding how to record, edit, and disseminate video-based educational materials in order to advance their value.

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    Fall 2020
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    Master of Science
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