Can Gamification Play a Role in Otolaryngology Education?

Can Gamification Play a Role in Otolaryngology Education?

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The medical education community hasn’t fully embraced gamification — point systems, leaderboards, social interaction — in teaching residents. But the potential for better user engagement could be worth pursuing.

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