A UCLA study shows that surgical residents who received anonymous feedback from their peers through a social networking site showed greater improvement in their robotic surgery skills than those who received no such feedback.

The study, published in the early online edition of Annals of Surgery, is the first to examine the use of social networking to facilitate peer review of surgical procedure videos, said senior author Jim Hu, M.D., director of robotic and minimally invasive surgery in the urology department at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

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