START Online Program
New online learning approach prepares doctors for Stanford residencies
by Tracie White
At first you just see the medical resident’s hands on the video screen and hear him muttering to himself.
“Syringe…,” he says under his breath, as he nervously opens and closes the medical supply drawers searching around for what he might need. He fills a syringe with some milky liquid, tentatively preparing an IV for his patient, looking around for help.
“Are you ready to go?” booms out the voice of the attending physician whose face suddenly fills the screen of this educational video. “The patient is a 24-year-old with a penetrating trauma to the belly. OK, stop! You’re going to use propofol on this patient?!!!”