A trial of 11 video-conferenced teaching sessions for residents in pediatric cardiology was performed by the 7 training programs in Canada in order to share expertise in specialized areas, to expose trainees to educational telemedicine, and to acquaint residents with other programs and personnel. Topics included cardiac pathology, arrhythmias, magnetic resonance imaging, fetal physiology, pulmonary hypertension, and cardiomyopathy. The sessions were evaluated by 93 residents by questionnaire for content and technology. Session content was highly rated. Videoconference picture quality was highly rated, but sound quality and visual aids were rated as neutral or unsatisfactory by a significant minority,related to problems with several early sessions, subsequently corrected. 60% of respondents rated the videoconferences as good as live presentations. Presenters were generally satisfied although they required some adjustments to videoconferencing. The average cost per session was $700 Canadian. Videoconferencing of resident educational sessions was generally well accepted by most presenters and residents, and the trial has formed the basis for a national network. Adequate organizational time, and careful attention to audiovisual needs, are most important. Videoconference guidelines are suggested for presenters based on this experience.