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

JoMI is Available through Harrassowitz

Harrassowitz LogoPer request from one of our customers, JoMI is now available through Harrassowitz (www.harrassowitz.de), a subscription agent based out of Wiesbaden in Germany.  Harrassowitz started out as an antiquarian bookseller in Leipzig in 1872 and acquired their first American customer, Harvard University, in 1882.  Harrassowitz offer full subscription services to all scholarly journals (About Harrassowitz).

JoMI Publishes Dr. Matthew Provencher, Chief of Sports Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

JoMI has just published a new video article by Dr. Matthew Provencher, Chief of Sports Medicine at the  Massachusetts General Hospital and Medical Director of the New England Patriots.

The video article covers in detail a procedure to resurface the cartilage of the knee for a patient with a condition called Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD).

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Matthew Provencher, MD
Chief, Sports Medicine Division
Massachusetts General Hospital