WeBSurg: An Innovative Educational Web Site in Minimally Invasive Surgery—Principles and Results

Mutter, Didier; Vix, Michel; Dallemagne, Bernard; Perretta, Silvana; Leroy, Joël; Marescaux, Jacques
March 2011
Surgical Innovation;Mar2011, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p8
Academic Journal
Internet has dramatically changed clinical practice and information sharing among the surgical community and has revolutionized the access to surgical education. High-speed Internet broadcasting allows display of high-quality high-definition full-screen videos. Herein, Internet access to surgical procedures plays a major role in continuing medical education (CME). The WeBSurg Web site is a virtual surgical university dedicated to post-graduate education in minimally invasive surgery. Its results measured through its members, number of visitors coming from 213 different countries, as well as the amount of data transmitted through the provider LimeLight, confirm that WeBSurg appears as the first Web site in surgical CME. The Internet offers a tailored education for all levels of surgical expertise as well as for all types of Internet access. This represents a global multimedia solution at the cutting edge of technology and surgical evolution, which responds to the modern ethos of “always, anywhere, anytime.”


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