Surgical Video and JoMI in the World of Flipped-Classroom Education

BlogPicFinal1The flipped-classroom model is making waves in medical school education. In the past two years, the medical schools of Stanford, Duke, UCSF, University of Washington and University of Michigan have been working together to develop a revolutionary flipped classroom course in immunology and microbiology. Rather than learning from textbooks and lectures, students are to study these topics outside of class through specially designed video case studies. In the classroom, students will practice clinical decision-making as a team, even during the first two years of medical school.

A flipped classroom is so called because it inverts the traditional classroom structure of in-class lectures and out-of-class problem solving. The model requires students to watch video lectures in preparation for class so that class time can be used for personal interactions with teachers and other students. While such an arrangement may seem feasible for non-surgical higher medical education, as in the cases of immunology and microbiology, we might ask if, why, and how the flipped-classroom model is appropriate for surgical education.

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JoMI used in Haiti for Surgical Education (HAAOT 2015, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)

conf picJoMI’s surgical videos took a trip to Haiti. The Haitian Annual Assembly of Orthopaedic Trauma (HAAOT) is a three-day program held annually in Port-au-Prince and is the only organized orthopaedic continuing medical education course in the country.

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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