All posts by Nikita Bernstein

JOMI Partners with InciSioN

JOMI is partnering with InciSioN (

InciSioN is a nonprofit organization representing over 5000 students, trainees, and early career physicians around the world, who are passionate about Global Surgery. We work towards the common goal of access to safe, timely and affordable surgical healthcare for all. Our work rests on three pillars of Advocacy, Education, and Research.

Value of JOMI in a Pandemic

We have published a page outlining the value that JOMI brings to various users in context of a pandemic:

In Summary: access to the OR is limited, elective surgical volume is down, and an opportunity to watch high-quality surgical videos is of significant value to medical students going through clerkships, residents, and anyone else who would generally benefit from in-person surgery.

Why are JOMI Video-Articles So Long?

On occasion, we get an inquiry along the lines of “Why are JOMI’s video-articles so long? Why don’t you make shorter videos? That would be so helpful!”

Short videos are tremendously helpful. Eventually, we may begin offering shorter content alongside the long-form articles. However, the goal of JOMI is not to do quick reviews, but to offer long-form virtual shadowing experiences. JOMI is a unique resource offering a deeper educational experience.

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PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
Massachusetts General Hospital
Richard Hodin, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

After visiting an endocrinologist who diagnosed her with aldosteronism, the patient takes a CT scan that reveals a 8mm nodule in the left adrenal gland. Dr. Hodin performs a laparoscopic adrenalectomy to remove it.

PREPRINT RELEASE: DCR and Nasolacrimal System (Cadaver)

DCR and Nasolacrimal System (Cadaver)
Duke University Medical Center
Matthew D Ellison MD
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Ellison leads the residents at Duke University in performing a dacryocystorhinostomy
while identifying the relevant nasolacrimal anatomy. Use of picture-in-picture offers our viewers insight into how the lower canaliculus probe is managed with endoscopic assistance.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Parotid Dissection (Cadaver)

Parotid Dissection (Cadaver)
Duke University Medical Center
Ramon M Esclamado MD, MS
Professor, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Esclamado instructs a cadaver lab at Duke University Hospital to assist resident training on a standard parotid dissection. The approach should be adjusted depending on tumor malignancy, as Dr. Esclamado explains.