Logistical considerations for establishing reliable surgical telementoring programs: a report of the SAGES Project 6 Logistics Working Group

Diego Camacho, Christopher M. Schlachta, Oscar K. Serrano, Ninh T. Nguyen

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Surgical telementoring programs (STMPs) as educational tools have consistently demonstrated success in the training of surgeons in a variety of surgical disciplines. The goal of an STMP is to train and educate practicing surgeons by improving or remediating surgical skills or assisting in the safe adoption of new procedures. STMPs may even have a role in assisting with recertification. In 2015, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) launched the SAGES Telementoring Initiative at the Project 6 Summit. Herein, we provide a report on the SAGES Project 6 Logistics working group and lay out a plan for the recommended logistical framework to carry out an STMP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Mar 30 2018



  • Logistics
  • Project 6 Summit
  • Telementoring
  • www.TelementOR.com

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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