Journal article

Use of YouTube as a Resource for Surgical Education-Clarity or Confusion

Matthew Farag, Damien Bolton, Nathan Lawrentschuk

European Urology Focus | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020


CONTEXT: The use of video in surgical education and training is an innovative means to teach and expose learners to surgical procedures. The accessibility of YouTube provides a favourable platform for educational content; however, the current lack of peer review may mean that content is lacking or inaccurate. OBJECTIVE: We reviewed articles that examined the quality of videos describing surgical procedures, and especially those found on the sharing platform "YouTube". In particular, studies investigating videos for their benefit to surgical trainees were included. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A literature review was performed to determine the educational quality of surgical videos found on YouTube...

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