Benefit of an action camera in endoscopy education for medical students under COVID-19.

Benefit of an action camera in endoscopy education for medical students under COVID-19.

Publication date: Sep 22, 2023

Endoscopy is an important form of clinical gastroenterology education because it gives students the opportunity to learn about diagnosis procedures and even treatment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical students were observed from outside the endoscopy room due to the risk of airborne infection. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of combining endoscopy education with doctor’s-eye-view videos of the procedure obtained using live-action cameras (GoPro(R)). From February to May 2021, endoscopists wore GoPro Hero8 cameras on their heads to display a doctor’s-eye view video outside the room. The efficacy of the GoPro videos in combination with endoscopic monitoring was evaluated by 15 participating medical students. The participants rated the efficacy on a 5-point scale and commented on the positive and negative points. A total of 78. 6% of participants evaluated the GoPro as good; 57. 2% answered that it increased their understanding, with 71. 4% stating that it increased their understanding of procedures in particular. A total of 85. 7% of the students answered that their interest in endoscopy had increased, and 85. 7% evaluated the benefit of the GoPro videos as good. In addition, 64. 3% answered that the method was effective in preventing COVID-19 infection. Education using GoPro videos enabled students to feel as if they were conducting the endoscopy themselves and enabled them to concentrate on learning. Practical endoscopic education using a GoPro is an effective educational tool that not only increases understanding of endoscopic practice but also stimulates students’ interest and awareness of their future as doctors.

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Concepts Keywords
Conducting COVID-19
Doctors Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
Gastroenterology GoPro
Videos Live- action camera
Medical education


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