is an important arm of the Johns Hopkins Orthopaedics at Good Samaritan Hospital mission. As
the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution is a teaching facility,
it is natural that we are interested in how we can better educate
medical students and residents. With this in mind, we are
actively involved in: organizing continuing medical education
(CME) courses sponsored by the University, participating in instructional
courses offered by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,
and in presentations to local and national meetings. In addition,
guest surgeons visit our facility routinely to observe our clinical
and surgical activities. Additionally, we believe that medical
education of physicians is a life-long process.
is important that a patient take an active role in his or her
own medical care. A patient is better equipped to do this by understanding
what is involved in the decision to have surgery, the procedure
itself, and post-operative rehabilitation. This process begins
at the first clinic visit.
After obtaining a patient's medical history, conducting a physical
examination, and performing required x-rays and tests, the surgeon
discusses the various treatment options with the patient. Once
a final decision is reached, a patient may watch a videotape of
information relating to their disease or surgery. After watching
the videotape, the patient meets again with the surgeon to address
any questions that may have been raised. Before the surgery,
each patient is asked to attend a class at the hospital which
covers what to expect following surgery.
Furthermore, each patient is encouraged to ask the surgeons and
staff any questions concerning their orthopaedic health care.
students and University students (both undergraduate and graduate)
interested in learning more about orthopaedic surgery are involved
in several areas of interest of the faculty within this Division.
Students are encouraged to participate in both clinical and basic
science research projects. They are also invited to observe the
practice of orthopaedic medicine by attending various surgical
cases in the operating room and days in the clinic. Many of our
students have been accepted at many of the major orthopaedic programs
throughout the world.
and Fellow Education
Hopkins Orthopaedics at Good Samaritan Hospital is a division of
the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. As such,
residents rotate through the division on a regular basis. Each
resident is actively involved in the medical care of every patient
who comes to Good Samaritan Hospital. In addition, they are strongly
encouraged to participate in research studies. During their second
year of residency, each resident engages in orthopaedic research
during a 2 month rotation. They may participate in basic science
or clinical projects.
addition, we have a fellowship program for orthopaedic surgeons.
This fellowship offers a one-year, in-depth experience in surgery
of the arthritic patient with opportunities for basic research
in the field of arthritis and arthritis surgery. There are two
fellows in this position per year. In addition, we have one laboratory
fellowship position whose postdoctoral research focus is on the
study of biocompatibility of implant materials.