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According to Ruchi Thanawala M.D., M.S., Co-founder of Firefly Lab, an educational data management system (platform) for tracking medical, clinical, and procedural performance, 234,000,000 are performed every year, and the skill of a surgeon accounts for 25% of the overall outcome of the surgery.
With this in mind, we spoke with Ruchi to understand more about the work Firefly Lab is doing to bring quantitative data science into medical and surgical education.
In this episode, we cover:
- How FireFly Lab began
- The story behind the name FireFly Lab
- How advances in AI to power educational platforms, stand to change the way surgeons are trained
- How a more personalized approach to surgeons’ training, with performance tracking and feedback, can improve the overall results of their preparation
- How virtual reality can be used to enhance surgeons’ training
- What’s next for FireFly Lab
Find out more about Ruchi Thanawala here (LinkedIn) – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruchi-thanawala-2ab677219/
Find out more about Firefly Lab here (website) – https://www.fireflylab.org/
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