Life Long Learning Preferences of General Surgeons After Covid-19 : Hybrid ModelGenel Cerrahların Covid-19 Sonrasında Yaşam Boyu Öğrenme Tercihleri : Hibrit Model

Ekici M. F., Yıldırım A. C., Zeren S.

Journal of Biotechnology and Strategic Health Research, vol.6, no.3, pp.213-219, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Aim: For a surgeon during his professional career; Increasing their knowledge and experience, improving their professional skills and sharing their knowledge and experience is a necessity rather than a choice. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed new choices in the concept of lifelong learning, with virtual meetings scheduled by surgeons using videoconferencing applications over the internet. In this study, we evaluated the compliance of general surgeons to webinars during the COVID-19 outbreak and their future training expectations with a questionnaire. Design: A questionnaire of 20 questions was prepared. The questionnaire was administered questions without aiming to obtain the personal information of the participants. . This survey was announced on the social media application Twitter. Survey questions were answered by 108 participants. Results: In the survey participated by surgeons, we concluded that short-term presentations, edited surgery videos and question-answer activities will be preferred more, and webinars held in the evening will be preferred more than those planned at the weekend. During the pandemic, it was determined that surgeons preferred free webinars and attended more national and international meetings compared to the pre-pandemic period. Respondents stated that they would prefer hybrid meetings in the future. Results: Considering the results of our social media-mediated survey: there is an intense participation in online seminars by surgeons. We also concluded that in the near future, surgeons will prefer hybrid training models rather than face-to-face training to improve and update themselves.