Doctors are turning to YouTube to learn how to do surgical procedures (3)

11 December, 2019

I really appreciate my colleague from Nigeria's comments [Joseph Ana: I work at a teaching hospital and YouTube presents a free resource for our students, who can't afford memberships to organizations that keep libraries of surgical teaching videos. Well advertised free resources are an option. An open source forum like YouTube will never be closed. But what if someone challenged YouTube to form a board of experts and "verify" content? Just like you can be a verified Twitter user, maybe an EdYouTube classification needs to arise with a verified checkmark to assure quality.

Just thinking aloud. I very much enjoy reading this forum and sharing with our colleagues at AMPATH.

Julie Thorne, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

AMPATH-- Reproductive Health

Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Visiting Lecturer, School of Medicine, Moi University


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HIFA profile: Julie Thorne is an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at AMPATH-RH, Moi University, Kenya and University of Toronto and has a professional interest in family planning, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, complex contraception, abortion care and access to services, human centred design, and in health systems change. Email address: jgthorne AT