PREPRINTS RELEASE: LISS Plating, Part 2 of Whipple for Carcinoma

PrePrintAprilThe following new pre-prints are now online:

LISS Plating of a Distal Femoral Fracture
Michael Weaver, MD
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Whipple Procedure for Carcinoma of the Pancreas (Part 2)
Martin Goodman, MD
Dept of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
(Part 1 is available here)

These come after the recent pre-prints, which include: Continue reading PREPRINTS RELEASE: LISS Plating, Part 2 of Whipple for Carcinoma

Testimonial by a UC Davis Plastic Surgery Resident: Dr. Nirav Patel

NiravPatel“As a UC Davis Plastic Surgery resident, we often learn about new aesthetic and reconstructive procedures and the best ways to learn are with visual resources. Standard anatomy atlases and surgical textbooks are useful, but in the end do not provide that application to the OR short of direct, one-on-one instruction from a board-certified surgeon. The Journal of Medical Insight fills a void in our compendium of resources.”

Nirav B. Patel, MD, MS, JD
PGY-4, UC Davis Plastic Surgery

Testimonial by a Medical Student from Virginia Tech: Yu-Wei Wayne Chang

Yu-Wei“I’m a medical student who is going into general surgery. I love the format of the videos and the narrative you receive from respected surgeons in their fields. It feels like you are in the OR watching every step but with multiple angles to give you the best view of the procedure.”

Yu-Wei Wayne Chang
Medical Student at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Testimonial: Michael Nasr, MD, Research Fellow, Medical Editor

Michael Nasr MDAs an aspiring orthopedic surgeon; my intention in this post is to share a bit about my experiences as a medical student and to articulate the role that JoMI plays in my advancement.

Orthopedics is a challenging field to enter – its growth matched by its competitive nature. One is always looking for an edge. In order to show dedication and interest in the operating room, the most useful asset for a medical student is to come prepared – to know the case, the anatomy, and even the particulars of the different surgeons. Having the opportunity to scrub-in is additionally advantageous to display competence at a level where little is expected. As a student, I would look to my library, colleagues, and online forums to find resources to invest my time preparing efficiently. Continue reading Testimonial: Michael Nasr, MD, Research Fellow, Medical Editor

Testimonial by a Medical Student: Serving the Needs of Medical Students

JOMI blog photo“If you’re a medical student like me, choosing a specialty is a hard thing to do. This is especially true for surgical specialties where it’s hard to quickly see what different surgeries are like without spending at least a 2-week block shadowing. So I went to Google to search for a video of a surgery I was interested in: cervical laminoplasty. The problem is that the results were terrible. Some were low quality animations, and others weren’t able to give me the information I was looking for as a medical student. This problem illustrates that need for a service like JoMI, where I can reliably find high quality and high yield videos  and information about many different surgeries all in one place (case in point: cervical laminoplasty with Dr. Louis Jenis).”

Eric Schwaber, MD/MBA Candidate at Tufts University School of Medicine.

JoMI Announces Collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital

Lillimoe_Whipple_StillMassachusetts General Hospital Partners With JoMI To Film And Publish Top Surgeries For Online Medical Journal., 1/14/2015 – Boston, Massachusetts – The Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI, announced today a collaboration with the Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the number one ranked hospital in New England and number two in the Nation, to publish their top surgeries and provide an online virtual operating theater experience where surgeons and students globally learn from leading surgeons at MGH. Continue reading JoMI Announces Collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital

Diatribe on Medical Education

RCYxH I am a medical student, and I do not attend lectures. Given the sheer volume of information medical students are expected to learn (or memorize for examination purposes), attending a lecture can be very inefficient. Obviously, not all students share my habits, but anecdotal evidence (of my peers in medical programs across North America) suggests that a significant proportion of students (if given the option) do not attend lectures in person. Most students read the instructor’s slides (to become familiar with the learning objectives, again for examination purposes), and listen to audio or video recordings of the lectures (often at 2x normal playback speed) in the weeks leading up to an exam. Continue reading Diatribe on Medical Education