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To zoom or not to zoom: What trainees think about virtual grand rounds
Purpose: This study aims to compare trainee(resident/fellow)
and educator(attending physician/APP) perceptions of VGR.
Background: Today’s trainees are familiar with asynchronous and
virtual learning. Virtual grand rounds(VGR) offers opportunities for off-site
trainees to attend, as well. However, the trainee perspective of VGR is
Methods: After IRB approval, we conducted a retrospective
cohort study using data from an anonymous electronic survey sent to all ob/gyn
trainees and educators at 5 academic institutions in May 2021. Questions
included satisfaction with VGR and comparisons between VGR and in-person grand
rounds (IPGR). Regression was used to control for gender and site.
Results: The overall response rate was 51%(297/579):
45%(86/193) among trainees and 52%(208/397) among educators. Resident versus
fellow response rates were not different.
Compared to educators,
trainees were more likely to be dissatisfied with VGR(19% vs 5%, p=0.001).
When comparing VGR and IPGR, 21% of trainees reported being less likely
to attend VGR vs 6% of faculty(p< 0.001). Trainees also reported learning
less during VGR(31% vs 18%,p=0.03). Ninety-three percent were also more likely
After controlling for gender
and site, when compared to educators, trainees had 0.14-fold odds (95%CI
0.05–0.40) of being satisfied with VGR, 0.17-fold odds(95%CI 0.07–0.43) of
attending VGR, and 0.42-fold odds(95%CI 0.22–0.82) of learning more from VGR
compared to IPGR.
Discussions: Trainees were much more likely than educators to be
dissatisfied with VGR and were less likely to attend. Departments should
consider the trainee perspective when planning virtual education moving
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