Use of podcasts as educational tool in a residency program in general surgery in the time of COVID-19 pandemic

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Enrique J. Petracchi
Bernabé M. Quesada
Luciano Coiz
Pablo A. Merchán del Hierro
Magalí Muthular
Matías D. Mojsiejczuk
José R. Varela
María C. du Plessis
Julieta A. Zaiacometti
Carlos Canullán

Abstract

Background: COVID-19 pandemic altered the training of residents in surgery, reducing their opportunities to learn. Reading and analyzing scientific paper via podcasts could be an option to mitigate such problem.
Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate residents in surgery acceptance of the use of podcasts as a new educational tool.
Material and methods: We conducted a longitudinal, analytical and exploratory study between May and December 2020. Each week, a resident was in charge of reading, analyzing and preparing a recorded presentation in the format of a podcast of an article selected by a staff physician. The residents’ experience was assessed by means of a Likert-type questionnaire designed by the investigators.
Results: A total of 37 podcasts were recorded with a total number of plays of 2091. All the residents reported that this tool encouraged the academic peer discussion, 88% responded that it generated research questions and 43% agreed that listening to the podcasts served as inspiration to perform a bibliographic search.
Conclusion: Reading and analyzing scientific papers via podcasts is well accepted and could be an additional tool for learning in atypical times.

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Petracchi, E. J., Quesada, B. M., Coiz, L., Merchán del Hierro, P. A., Muthular, M., Mojsiejczuk, M. D., Varela, J. R., du Plessis, M. C., Zaiacometti, J. A., & Canullán, C. (2022). Use of podcasts as educational tool in a residency program in general surgery in the time of COVID-19 pandemic . Revista Argentina De Cirugía, 114(1), 36–43. https://doi.org/10.25132/raac.v114.n1.1650
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