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Real-time, Remote and Recorded: Medical Student Experiences When Teaching with Smart Glasses

Purpose: To understand student experiences in learning normal vaginal delivery on a birthing simulator using Smart Glasses.

The COVID-19 pandemic generated the need for a teaching tool for enhancing remote education as well as the evaluation of medical trainees. We explored Smart Glasses as a hands-free teaching tool with instructor-led  demonstrations via Zoom.

Methods: We used a birthing simulator and Smart Glasses to livestream normal vaginal delivery. We integrated a previously published checklist to show the steps of conducting normal  vaginal delivery. Trainees asked questions in real time during the demonstration. Trainees responded to a follow-up survey about the clarity of the audio and video feeds and satisfaction with Smart Glasses as a teaching tool. Trainees then completed an error-identification exercise by viewing a Smart Glasses-recorded video which contained four errors in vaginal delivery.

45 third year medical students participated. 98% of them reported that the audio and video feeds were clear. 93% of students agreed that using Smart Glasses was an effective way to learn the proper steps to conduct a normal delivery as well as other clinical skills. 95% of the students reported being extremely satisfied or satisfied with this tool. Students could identify on average 3 out of 4 errors. Student described their experience with as “interactive” and a “most effective remote learning” tool but stated this did not “take the place of clinical-skills learning.”

Combining Smart Glasses technology and simulation can be a useful teaching strategy for clinical faculty who simultaneously deliver care to patients and teach.

Topics: CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, 2021, Student, Faculty, Clerkship Director, Residency Director, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning & Improvement, UME, Virtual Patient, Standardized Patient, Team-Based Learning, General Ob-Gyn,

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Student,Faculty,Clerkship Director,Residency Director,
Medical Knowledge,Practice-Based Learning & Improvement,
Virtual Patient,Standardized Patient,Team-Based Learning,
Clinical Focus
General Ob-Gyn,

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Aparna Sridhar, MD, MPH, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles; Juka S Kim, BS; Yue Ming Huang, EdD, MHS; Catherine Nameth, PhD

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