Digital Professionalism in Patient Care: A Case-Based Survey of Surgery Faculty and Trainees

Robert Naples, Ainhoa Costas-Chavarri, Daniel W Golden, Elizabeth Gmitter, Judith C French, Jeremy M Lipman
Submitted: September, 2020

This study presents opinions of faculty, residents, and medical students to inform policy on the appropriate use of digital devices in the patient care setting. A survey was administered from September 2018 to October 2018 to faculty and residents within the general surgery department at a large academic medical center and all fourth-year medical students at an affiliated university. The survey included direct statements and case-based scenarios on similar themes to triangulate responses. Digital devices are used by faculty and train