Given the ever-changing landscape and increasing importance of virtual learning alternatives, how do we best adapt surgical training programs to embrace the needs and nuances of today’s surgeons? As technology advances and generational norms evolve, the need for an innovate paradigm shift in surgical training becomes more apparent.
This paper discusses the need for procedural specialties training programs for surgical residents to adapt to the realities of:
- trainee demographics and cultural characteristics
- dramatically shifting economics
- technological advances
Specifically, recommending that training programs fully adopt the use of virtual training tools to meet trainees’ and healthcare systems’ needs.