Advancing Surgical Education: The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Surgical Training

David T. Guerrero, Malke Asaad, Aashish Rajesh, Abbas Hassan, Charles E. Butler

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The technology of artificial intelligence (AI) has made significant in-roads into the field of medicine over the last decade. With surgery being a discipline where repetition is the key to mastery, the scope of AI presents enormous potential for resident education through the analysis of technique and delivery of structured feedback for performance improvement. In an era marred by a raging pandemic that has decreased exposure and opportunity, AI offers an attractive solution towards improving operating room efficiency, safe patient care in the hands of supervised residents and can ultimately culminate in reduced health care costs. Through this article, we elucidate the current adoption of the artificial intelligence technology and its prospects for advancing surgical education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2023


  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • simulation
  • surgical education
  • virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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