Logistical considerations for establishing reliable surgical telementoring programs: a report of the SAGES Project 6 Logistics Working Group
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Surgical telementoring programs (STMPs) as educational tools have consistently demonstrated success in the training of surgeons in a variety of surgical disciplines. The goal of an STMP is to train and educate practicing surgeons by improving or remediating surgical skills or assisting in the safe adoption of new procedures. STMPs may even have a role in assisting with recertification. In 2015, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) launched the SAGES Telementoring Initiative at the Project 6 Summit. Herein, we provide a report on the SAGES Project 6 Logistics working group and lay out a plan for the recommended logistical framework to carry out an STMP.
KeywordsTelementoring Project 6 Summit www.TelementOR.com Logistics
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Diego R. Camacho, Christopher M. Schlachta, Oscar Serrano, and Ninh T. Nguyen have no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose.
- 10.Augestad KM, Han H, Paige J, Ponsky T, Schlachta CM, Mellinger J (2017) Educational implications for surgical telementoring: a current review with recommendations for future practice, policy, and research. A SAGES Project 6 Education Working Group Report. Surg Endosc 31:3836–3846CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar