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
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Doody’s Collection Development Monthly, the renowned reviewer of healthcare information, has published a great review of JoMI in their August newsletter by UCSF Library’s education and information consultant for medicine, Evans Whitaker, MD, MLIS.
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The Library of Congress has issued JoMI an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) number: ISSN 2373-6003.
What does this mean? We are now officially a serial, and not the sort you eat.
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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).
Matthew Provencher, MD
Chief, Sports Medicine Division
Massachusetts General Hospital