Sonic Foundry, Inc. has announced that the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, a Mediasite customer for nine years, has expanded its use of Mediasite Video Platform to record and manage medical student lectures, clinical grand rounds, research symposiums and faculty and staff training videos in its new state-of-the-art facility.
The University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the U.S. It is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the school has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. The Perelman School of Medicine consistently ranks among the top five in US News and World Report’s rankings of research-oriented medical schools.
The Henry Jordan Medical Education Center, among the first medical education spaces in the nation to be integrated into an active clinical and research facility, can record multiple Mediasite presentations simultaneously using Mediasite from one of three control centers on the medical school’s campus. The school captures all lectures for medical students live via Mediasite, and posts them in its Canvas learning management system for students to review on demand. The school has recorded more than 9,200 presentations – nearly 9,000 hours of content – that have been viewed over 1.1 million times.
“Mediasite’s reliability and ease of use allows us to run extensive recordings in several classrooms at once with minimal staff,” says Eric Capozzoli, project manager at the Perelman School of Medicine.
“The main reason we chose Mediasite was its ability to record back-to-back lectures. We can’t wait 2 to 4 minutes for a video to finish processing before we start another recording,” says Ray Rollins, classroom technology manager at the Perelman School of Medicine. “We chose Mediasite because we can stop a recording and start another within 60 seconds. Mediasite is easy, fast and convenient. We get comprehensive capture and video management all in one platform.”
The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics within the School of Medicine also recently added Mediasite to its conference room spaces to capture lectures and broadcast its annual international symposium.
“Top medical schools have chosen Mediasite for more than 10 years to easily illustrate technical medical information and sophisticated procedures that students can review over and over again,” says Gary Weis, Sonic Foundry CEO. “The Henry Jordan Medical Education Center is running an impressive video program with Mediasite at its heart. We look forward to helping the school advance its medical education even further, ultimately improving information retention, skill acquisition and academic performance.”