British Columbia Medical Journal, December 2010 issue - Lights, Camera, Surgery: Take 2. A unique program brings junior medical students together with mentors to create educational videos.
bcmd2bLights, Camera, Surgery: Take 2A unique program brings junior medical students together with mentors to create educational videos.Kristin DeGirolamo,BSc(Pharm), Ida Molavi, BSc ights, Camera, Surgery is aL novel educational project out of the Office of Pediatric SurgeryEvaluation and Innovation (OPSEI)that engages medical students in film-ing surgical procedures and preparinginstructional videos. The purpose ofthis project is to create educationalvideos that medical students and resi-dents may view to learn and reviewvarious procedures. It is also a wayto build interest in surgical careers Dr Cynthia Verchere explains the surgery she is about to perform in the video Excisional Biopsy.among medical students and introducethem to the operating room. tools and getting medical students into Watch the video Mr Damian Duffy, the executive the OR came together naturally. Stu- bcmj.org Excisional Biopsydirector of OPSEI, says Lights, Cam- dents act as project managers who cre- web extra at bcmj.org.era, Surgery is a chance to “give jun- ate the storyboard and script, film theior medical students the opportunity procedures, edit, narrate, and finallyto experience surgical services first produce 5- to 7-minute instructional great learning experience and the per-hand. Most medical students haven’t videos. Once produced, these videos fect summer project for me. I reallyhad the opportunity to be in the oper- become teaching tools for future med- enjoyed being in the operating roomating room until now, so that’s our pri- ical students and residents. and learning from mentors as theymary motivation. The second is giv- Lights, Camera, Surgery provides were all very willing to teach us. I madeing the students a direct role in the a unique experience for both students some great contacts this summer.”development of surgical videos as and mentors. Dr Blair, pediatric sur- The first year for Lights, Camera,education resources.” geon at BC Children’s Hospital and Surgery—2009—involved 13 medical Lights, Camera, Surgery was cre- one of the project mentors, explains: students from UBC. The students madeated by the OPSEI team, which in- “The students know more about how 19 videos on surgical and medical top-cludes Mr Damian Duffy, Dr Geof- to produce a video and the surgical ics ranging from circumcision to exci-frey Blair, Dr John Masterson, and mentors know more about the surgical sional biopsy. The video Excisionaltwo student captains each year; Mr procedure, so it’s a symbiotic student- Biopsy won the 2009 Best SurgicalSimon Jones and Mr Tyler Fraser mentor relationship. The mentors Education Video at OPSEI Rounds.were student captains in 2009, and become better teachers, it’s fun, and it Three videos were made in con-Mr Kelvin Kwan and Mr Chris Wu captures the imaginations and enthu- junction with the BC Patient Safetyare student captains in 2010. siasm of mentors and students alike.” and Quality Council and were submit- Dr Blair previously used videos to In addition to being a valuable ted to the 2009 Golden Safety Pinteach surgical residents and says that learning tool, Lights, Camera, Surgery Competition presented at the Canadi-the idea for combining video teaching provides a unique opportunity for Continued on page 502 medical students to interact with doc-This article has been peer reviewed. tors outside of the traditional teaching VisitMs DeGirolamo and Ms Molari are Univer-sity of British Columbia medical students in environment. Ms Anu Ghuman, one of the UBC medical students on this www.gpscbc.cathe class of 2013. year’s team, says, “The project was a www.bcmj.org VOL. 52 NO. 10, DECEMBER 2010 BC MEDICAL JOURNAL 501
bcmd2b Continued from page 501 an Healthcare Safety Symposium. The videos were Needlestick Injuries: Prevention and Protocol, The Open Gowning and Gloving Technique, The Closed Gowning and Gloving Technique, and Teaching Safe Sharps Han- dling in the Operating Room. All received honorable mentions at the symposium. The Lights, Camera, Surgery project was also pre- Located in Burnaby at sented at the Western Student Medical Research Forum in Carmel, California, in January 2010 as well as the Marine Way and Byrne Road, Canadian Association of the Pediatric Surgeons Meeting you will b part of one of the ill be f f h in Saskatoon in September. This year the team consisted of nine UBC medical fastest growing students and one undergraduate science student from UBC. Lights, Camera, Surgery introduced palliative care neighbourhoods in BC. videos to the lineup of surgical and medical procedures in conjunction with the Providence Health Care Palliative Team. Various medical, surgical, and palliative care video ideas were completed during an 8-week period over sum- Join London Drugs, Canadian Drugs mer break. The palliative care videos included Topical Tire and PriceSmart Foods at Opioids for Painful or Fungating Wounds and Voluntary Withdrawal of Dialysis. The surgical videos included Marine Way Market at the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Arterial Switch Procedure, Laproscopic G Tube Placement, and Lower Mainland’s busiest Setting and Casting a Fracture. Mr Tin Jasinovic, one of the students, says, “I learned crossroad. crossroad a lot about organizational preparedness for making videos that at first seem simple but require a lot of thought before the video is completed. This was a great experience and Incentives available for one that I will definitely remember for a long time.” The video Safe Surgery Checklist by Dr Geoffrey medical professionals. Blair, Ms Kristin DeGirolamo, Ms Ida Molavi, and Mr Ian Wilson won the Golden Safety Pin Award at the Cana- Fle ible Flexible unit configurations co igurations dian Healthcare Safety Symposium in Halifax this Octo- ber. Two other videos from the 2010 project, Hands for to suit your requirements. Health and Scrubbing In, both by Ms Jennifer Yam, Mr Steven Rathgeber, and Dr Monica Langer, were also pre- sented at the symposium. Join today! There is one more year of funding from the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund at UBC remaining for the project. Plans for next year are currently in the works, with interest from other procedure-based specialties such For further information as radiology, nursing, obstetrics, and gynecology. The videos are available online on Medicol for access contact: by UBC students, faculty, and residents. Medicol can be accessed at www.med.ubc.ca/medicol/ with a campus- wide login. Claudio Ramirez Acknowledgments 604 685 8986 OPSEI is funded by BC Children’s Hospital Foundation at BC Chil- dren’s Hospital. These films were made possible through vital competitive funding from the Teaching and Learning Enhance- ment Fund at the University of British Columbia.502 BC MEDICAL JOURNAL VOL. 52 NO. 10, DECEMBER 2010 www.bcmj.org