Everyday Technology in Medical Education: Touch Surgery Cuts Deal with Johnson & Johnson

“See one, do one, teach one” is a largely repudiated teaching philosophy in medicine that has thankfully nearly been phased out by novel teaching techniques. Many of these new techniques are mediated by technology. According to the AAMC, simulation-based learning is central in training today’s health professionals. One drawback to all this technology, however, is the cost. For example, the da Vinci Surgical System can cost anywhere from $3,000-6,000, and other tech is even more expensive. A trend toward training apps developed for affordable, everyday devices may be a way to avoid these high prices. The new surgery-training app Touch Surgery is just one example. New tools such as this one are designed to produce better-trained physicians more affordably and effectively. 

Read more about the app: Surgery Training App Touch Surgery Cuts Deal with Johnson & Johnson

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