Table 3 Trainees’ perception of potential implementations for ophthalmology training.

From: Reshaping ophthalmology training after COVID-19 pandemic

Question Residents n (%) Fellows n (%)
Please, suggest the ideal ratio trainer/trainees in outpatient clinic:   
 1:4 45 (10.87) 9 (10)
 1:3 79 (19.08) 25 (27.78)
 1:2 159 (38.41) 33 (36.67)
 1:1 115 (27.78) 18 (20)
 2:1 9 (2.17) 2 (2.22)
Do you believe that telementoring could be effective to improve your clinical skills?   
 Yes 186 (44.93) 43 (47.78)
 No 62 (14.97) 17 (18.89)
 Not sure 164 (39.61) 27 (30)
Do you believe that virtual clinic and telemedicine may help you to retain and/or improve your clinical skills?   
 Yes 267 (64.49) 52 (57.78)
 No 146 (35.26) 36 (40)
The increase of web-based teaching sessions including case-presentations could be helpful to your clinical training?   
 Yes 380 (91.78) 82 (91.11)
 No 31 (7.48) 5 (5.56)
Please, suggest the ideal ratio trainer/trainees in the operating room:   
 1:4 5 (1.21) 1 (1.11)
 1:3 13 (3.14) 0 (0)
 1:2 63 (15.21) 17 (18.89)
 1:1 323 (78.02) 69 (76.67)
 2:1 5 (1.21) 0 (0)
Do you believe that telementoring could be effective to improve your surgical skills?   
 Yes 113 (25.45) 24 (26.67)
 No 149 (35.99) 37 (41.11)
 Not sure 153 (36.95) 25 (27.78)
Do you believe that a simulator training may help you to retain and/or improve your surgical skills?   
 Yes 367 (88.65) 71 (78.89)
 No 47 (11.35) 17 (18.89)
The increase of web-based teaching sessions including live discussion of edited surgical videos could be helpful to your surgical training?   
 Yes 353 (85.26) 79 (87.78)
 No 59 (14.25) 9 (10)
Can the web-based teaching sessions entirely replace the traditional lecturing?   
 Yes 70 (16.91) 19 (21.11)
 Only partially 236 (57.01) 51 (56.67)
 No 108 (26.08) 19 (21.11)
What do you think about an extension of your training program?   
 Pointless 90 (21.73) 12 (13.33)
 Reasonable 127 (30.67) 45 (50)
 Necessary 91 (21.98) 17 (18.89)
 Not sure 106 (25.6) 15 (16.67)