Role of New Media for the Young Pediatric Surgeon: Fighting Exponential Knowledge Growth with Moore's Law

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Abstract

Like all physicians, the young pediatric surgeon must deal with an ever-growing body of scientific knowledge. The overabundance of new medical information which must be digested by practicing surgeons is reaching a breaking point such that radical adaptations will be required on the part of textbook publishing companies, medical societies, and peer-reviewed journals. This article first delves into the details of the problem in its current state and then draws on the authors' experience in innovations in medical education to prepare readers for the changing landscape of medical publishing as well as to inspire further modernization of the field. Included are a variety of interim solutions to the tremendous knowledge gap encountered.

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