Value of JoMI
JoMI enables anyone to review videos of cases performed by high-volume surgeons at top medical centers.
Primary Contexts of Relevance
Virtual Shadowing Teaching Experience
- Medical Students (3rd and 4th year)
- Pre-medical Education
A Bridge to High-Volume Surgeons
- Resident Training
- Preparation for Trauma Cases
- Access in Rural Areas
- Cross-Continental Knowledge Transfer
- Preparation for Rare Procedures
- Adoption of Novel Procedures
Who Uses JoMI and Why?
1. Attending Physicians
Stay on the Edge: Stay up-to-date on the latest
surgical procedures and open the door for collaboration.
Adopt Latest Advances: Adopt the best practices
with a bird's eye view of specific cases or techniques without
the cost of travel.
Prepare for Rare Procedures: Example: Cloacal
Exstrophy (JoMI’s article on this condition is coming out this
fall) happens 1 in 250,000.4
Improve Pre-Op Preparation: Reduce pressure and
increase skill in the OR by virtually “scrubbing-in” during
Lower Risk due to Inexperience: Mitigate the
risks of substandard patient care and outcomes resulting from
unfamiliarity (low-volume cases, trauma), low technical proficiency,
and geographic isolation. Video education has shown success in
instructing residents in surgical procedures; in one instance
test scores increased by 300% after an instructional video and
Continuing Education: Stay up-to-date with the
newest surgical techniques and a diverse range of cases from
cataract extraction to ACL reconstruction.
3. Medical Students
High Quality Didactic Experience: JoMI articles
are filmed to provide optimal viewing angles with
narration/teaching by operating surgeons to put you in their shoes.
Anchor Knowledge: Apply medical information
from the classroom to relevant surgical procedures showcasing
the most up-to-date procedures performed at some of the best
hospitals in the country. JoMI enhances clinical experiences,
an emphasis on which has been shown to increase the medical
preparedness of beginning physicians by 10% and reduce stress
during the transition from medical school.1,2
Prepare for Rotations: Prepare for surgical
rotations with full-length procedures and accurate information
knowing that JoMI articles are peer-reviewed. Learn the steps
of anastomosis before stepping into the hospital by watching
JoMI’s “Microsurgical Technique for 1mm Vessel End to End Anastomosis.”
Unique Study: Engage in a unique method of learning.
4. Pre-medical Students
Optimized Shadowing: Complement physician
shadowing with a better view of the surgical procedure,
comprehensive teaching by surgeons, and the ability to control
its pace. Gain a valuable understanding that allows you to ask
Anchor Knowledge: Utilize articles such
as “Right Hemithyroidectomy”
and “Total Knee Arthroplasty”
as a means to test and improve understanding of medical terminology and anatomy.
Increase Exposure: Explore surgery specialities
with the perfect vantage point.
5. Nurses, Physician Assistants, & respective students
Flexible Pre-Op Preparation: Prepare for cases
on your own time.
Improve Post-Op Care: Much of the staff involved
in postoperative care does not have an in-depth understanding
of the surgical procedures that their patients have undergone.
JoMI affords these specialists an ability to develop that
understanding to optimize postoperative care.
Facilitated Transitions: Ease the transition
of coming into a surgical specialty.
Role Clarity: Students can start to understand
roles and expectations from real cases in real time.
Reduce Anxiety / Improve Recovery: JoMI articles
afford patients an ability to better understand the procedures
they will undergo, thereby reducing their level of anxiety prior
to an operation. It has been shown that there is a correlation
between anxiety and postoperative recovery.5
- “Easing the transition from student to doctor: How can medical
schools help prepare their graduates for starting work?”
Cave, Judith, Woolf, Katherine, et al. Medical Teacher. Web. 22 May 2015.
- “The transition from medical student to junior doctor: today’s
experiences for Tomorrow’s Doctors.” Brennan, Nicola, Corrigan,
Oonagh, Allard, John, et al. NCBI. May 2010.
- “Video Skills Curricula and Simulation: A Synergistic Way to
Teach 2-Layered, Hand Sewn Small Bowel Anastomosis.” Rowse PG,
RK Ruparel, et al. NCBI. 19 May 2015.
- “Anxiety and Postoperative Recovery in Ambulatory Surgery
Patients.” Parris, W., Denise, M., Jamison, R., Maxson, W. NCBI.
Mar-Apr 1988. 61-64. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2148590/>