The day has come where Twitter is used effectively as a learning tool in medecine. Memorial Hermann, an institution based in Houston, Texas is currently broadcasting updates and answering questions during a brain surgery that’s going underway right now. You can check out their Twitter account here.
As a sample of what they’ve been talking, I took the following screenshots:
They’ve also tweeted a few pictures live from the operating room, as well as a brief video of the brain while they operated on it.
I think this is great. While I am familiar with some of the terms they’re throwing around, I think this a great educational opportunity for medical students, current MDs, and knowledge enthusiasts. I hope they do this again some other time as well because it sure is interesting.
Life imitates art.. 🙂 I watched a similar story/episode of this on an old series of Grey’s Anatomy! LOL. Glad it came true.
Yeah I was told about that episode. I think they got the idea from them :p