Fat Knowledge wrote about a surgeon who plays video games to improve his surgery and has even authored a study that’s shown that surgeons who game tend to operate faster with fewer errors than non-gamers.
That’s one way to do it.
Another is to do 100 surgeries a day like the ophthalmologists at Aravind. A resident from the States visiting Aravind told me that he studied under one of the top ophthalmologists in the U.S., but that guy would only be about average at Aravind.
If the doctors would have indulged me, I would have loved to make a Matrix-themed film about the superstars of Aravind. It would be called:
What is The HMOtrix?
Its the lie we tell ourselves about quality health care and how much it should cost.
Take the blue DVD and forget you ever heard of The HMOtrix, or take the red DVD and find out how deep the lie goes.
Though there would be no shortage of talent to cast in The HMOtrix, Dr. Usha Kim would have to be “The One”. She once performed 155 surgeries in a single day! A visiting faculty surgeon from Mass Eye and Ear said that she’s “the best surgeon I’ve seen in my 40 year career” and that she operates with “zero wasted motion”. The most amazing part is that not only has Usha not been alive as long as that guy had been practicing, but cataracts aren’t even her main field– she’s Chief of Orbit & Oculoplasty and does cataract surgeries “for fun”!
I can definitely picture Dr. Usha laughing over a video game, but I don’t think she’d do it under the pretext of becoming a better surgeon. Besides, how much better can her surgery get?