When it comes to educating tomorrow’s medical professionals, nothing compares to video for maximizing training effectiveness and achieving student proficiency and excellence. This is readily apparent at Duke University where Mediasite is embraced as the video platform of choice across Duke School of Medicine, Duke School of Nursing and Duke Health Technology Solutions.

I had the pleasure of spending a day on campus with professionals from all three of these departments who leverage the reliability of Mediasite Video Cloud for their individual programs in addition to collaboratively sharing video resources among their schools. Here’s a glimpse at how video and Mediasite are transforming medical education at Duke.

Duke School of Medicine Embodies “From Anywhere to Anywhere” Video

The youngest of the nation’s top medical schools, Duke School of Medicine (SOM) currently ranks eighth among its peers. With the opening of its state-of-the-art health education facility in 2013, the school sought a video platform to align with its “from anywhere to anywhere” technology vision. At the core is a centralized control room equipped with Mediasite Recorders capable of capturing lectures from any of its 20 classrooms. To ensure fail-safe capture of students’ integral medical coursework, all rooms are scheduled for automated dual- or multi-source lecture capture which often includes valuable x-rays, ultrasounds and other related videos.

Each incoming class of med students is granted access to their cohort’s degree-long catalog of video content which stays with them and grows over the duration of their 4- to 5-year program until graduation. As part of a strategic collaboration with its sister school in Singapore, Duke SOM also shares course videos with students of the National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School.

Learn more about Mediasite at Duke School of Medicine with Sharon Kaiser, Educational Technology Specialist. It won an Enterprise Video Award for its use of Mediasite.

Duke School of Nursing Empowers Faculty with Options

Duke SoN Studio BDuke’s highly regarded School of Nursing (SON), ranked sixth in the US, provides its instructors the flexibility to create and capture course videos in whatever modality suits their personal teaching styles. Thomas Whitmire, Multimedia and User Services Specialist, shared the variety of ways Duke SON supports its faculty:

  • Personal capture with My Mediasite lets instructors easily record anywhere and auto-publishes lesson recordings to their Sakai courses.
  • Assisted self-recording using the school’s new Studio B offers a suite-style space to self-record content with staff support if needed.
  • Full-service video production in the school’s Studio A provides high-production quality to green screen videos, interviews and more.
  • Automated lecture capture from any of seven classrooms streamlines day-to-day course capture.

With growing faculty adoption and an expanding video library, Duke SON migrated its on-premises video storage, streaming and management to Mediasite Video Cloud. A good thing, since the first two months alone saw 25,000 student views of over 1,000 videos!

Learn about other leading schools moving to the cloud.

Physician Assistant Program Takes Video Out of the Classroom

Duke PA ProgramThe Physician Assistant (PA) profession originated at Duke in the mid-1960s. With physician assistants now well-recognized members of the healthcare team, Duke’s PA Program trains these highly sought-after professionals.

In addition to recording morning and afternoon course blocks for all PA students, Haley McCracken Schomburg, Staff Specialist, shared how video is used to enhance individual student performance outside of the classroom. In patient care rooms, Mediasite records students during their practice physical exams with standardized patients. Each student receives private video links of their practice exams for self-assessment and personal improvement.

PA Program faculty are also taking video outside the walls of the lecture hall as they pre-record lessons and flip the classroom. Recently, the program pre-recorded videos for a surgery course. This allowed first-year students to watch as they went through the course, but more importantly, served as a convenient reference and review tool as they later prepared for their relevant surgical clinical rotations.

See more innovative uses of video in healthcare.