Pilot Study Evaluating the Impact of Otology Surgery Videos on Otolaryngology Resident Education.
OBJECTIVES: Use of videos as educational tools is not a novel concept; however, there is a paucity of high-quality video resources available to otolaryngology trainees. We hypothesized that residents would deem surgical-videos using a multimedia-style format more valuable as preparatory tools. Aims of this study: 1) develop portfolio of otology/neurotology videos overviewing key steps, anatomy, and pearls by a senior surgeon; 2) have residents rate the effectiveness of the videos as a preoperative tool.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study.
METHODS: A video-library of procedures at (https://www.youtube.com/user/cisurgeon) was formatted via time-stamping to coincide expert level narration with closed captioning, critical procedural steps, relevant instrumentation, radiographic pictures, orientation cues, and anatomical highlights. Otolaryngology trainees of postgraduate years 2 through 5 (n = 13) watched a minimum of three videos and completed an assessment addressing: current resource identification/usefulness comparison, self-efficacy, impact on preparation time, and prioritization of resources.
RESULTS: The videos rated as highly useful compared with current resources (p = 0.002) and capable of promoting self-efficacy. Residents reported moderate-high prioritization of our multi-media formatted resource (scores >6) among their current preoperative regimen.
Published In/Presented At
Poon, C., Stevens, S. M., Golub, J. S., Pensak, M. L., & Samy, R. N. (2017). Pilot Study Evaluating the Impact of Otology Surgery Videos on Otolaryngology Resident Education. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 38(3), 423–428. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000001303
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery