First Accredited Continuing Medical Education Course Filmed in VR

Newswise (12/03/18)

A virtual reality (VR)-based continuing medical education accredited course in gastrointestinal surgery developed by Cedars-Sinai and the GIBLIB media platform is now available for streaming to surgeons and medical professionals. GIBLIB uses 4K and 360-degree VR to mimic operating room settings, with surgeon points-of-view and other angles to highlight support from the surgical team. Essential GI Surgeries course participants observe procedures on a VR headset, experiencing an immersive, panoramic view of the environment, including multiple angles, digital overlays such as patient imaging, and feeds from laparoscopic and robotic cameras. "Virtual reality allows viewers to be fully immersed in the operating room without having to travel across the world for specialized training," says Cedars-Sinai's Miguel Burch, MD. "This efficient, innovative technology provides an online, backstage pass for trainees anywhere." Every video in the course is filmed by GIBLIB, with precise edits to emphasize the most important aspects of each procedure. The course is designed to scale observational learning for doctors via digital innovation.

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