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Korean J Fam Med. 2011 Jul;32(5):311-6. doi: 10.4082/kjfm.2011.32.5.311. Epub 2011 Jul 28.

Implementation of a Videoconferencing System between Multiple Family Medicine Departments.

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Department of Family Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.


Attending conferences is important for doctors and residents in family medicine. Nevertheless, departments of family medicine at many hospitals find it difficult to hold regular conferences. Holding joint videoconferences between Family Medicine Departments of several hospitals through a videoconferencing system could solve this problem. Therefore, Family Medicine Departments of Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, and Kangwon National University Hospital decided to hold regular joint videoconferences via a videoconferencing system. Eighty-one joint videoconferences were held from April 1 to October 29, 2010. PowerPoint slideshows were transferred to the other two locations in the same resolution as presenter's monitor. Image and voice of the speaker were transferred in real time and in acceptable quality. Joint videoconferences are feasible, satisfactory and useful for medical education, especially when individual family medicine departments are small and lack resources to hold face-to-face conferences. We expect that more family medicine departments will choose to participate in implementing similar joint videoconferencing systems in the future.


Family Medicine; Medical Education; Videoconference

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