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.

BriefingWire.com, 1/14/2015 – Boston, Massachusetts – The Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI, jomi.com) 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