It is amazing how technology, specifically virtual reality (VR) is stepping into unimaginable territories such as critical healthcare, playing a pivotal role in training healthcare professionals, enhancing patient care, and improving medical procedures. There was a time when surgeons were evaluated on specialized knowledge alone, while the number of operations they conducted, the success rate, the time taken for a procedure, and their demeanor in the operation room (OR) were all factors that, over time built their repute in professional circles.
The rise in the number of aged and sick patients, along with the improvement in critical care services has led to a situation where experienced surgeons are over-burdened with work, prone to committing errors, and unable to devote time to train apprentice doctors.
The long waiting list for elective surgeries, demand for operation rooms, restricted time slots, and demand for quality care have deprived student surgeons of their rightful hours of experiential learning.
Published on: 08 Nov 2023