b'FOCUSING ON MEDICALyears, explains Henn. WeveAcademy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. STUDENT EXPERIENCE also had several residents receive Fine tuning the medical studentresearch awards almost every year experience and coordinatingin recent memory.medical training in the program,Regarding mentoring, he continues, Associate Program Directorweve increased year over year. Mohit N. Gilotra, MD, AssistantThat has expanded opportunitiesIts not just theProfessor of Orthopaedics, isand access for UMSOM studentstraining our residents supported by Assistant Residencywith an interest in sports medicine Program director Joshua M.or orthopaedic surgery. receive. Its the culture Abzug, MD, Associate Professorof the program, the of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics.WHERE ACCREDITATION relationships residents UMSOM students apply forIS DUE develop with the orthopaedic residency positionsAnnual accreditation reviews as fourth years, says Henn. Wefaculty and staff, the are critical to the standing of a also manage third year rotations,residency program. For the thirdjoy they have in being visiting student rotations, andyear running, the Accreditationhere.first- and second-year programs.Council for Graduate Medical R. Frank Henn, III, MDExpanding and formalizing theEducation (ACGME) commended experiences of these students atthe program for substantial various stages of their training hascompliance with program translated into more Universityrequirements. Our fellowshipIn addition, all of the graduating of Maryland medical studentsprograms in Spine and Trauma alsoorthopaedic residents in the past successfully applying intoreceived commendations, Dr. Henntwo years obtained their top orthopaedics than ever before. notes. Thats the best you can dofellowship choices. These are Resident training also is augmentedwith the ACGME. markers of the success of the by the increased availability of on- program, says Henn.There are as many stories of campus lectures as well as medicalexcellence in this stand-outBEYOND TRAININGand scientific conferences theyprogram as there are residents. For can choose to attend. In addition,example, Michael Livesey, MD, aWhile the program boasts state-resident research and the numberfirst-year resident, earned the topof-the-art medical technology and of publications and presentationsscore in the nation on the annualfacilities, Dr. Henn believes there by residents has increasedOrthopaedic In-Training Examis something more to the growing substantially over the last severaladministered by the Americanpopularity of the program. Its not just the training our residents receive, its also the relationships they develop with the faculty and staff, and the joy they have in being here, he says. As the rise in applications shows, the programs for orthopaedic residency positions distinctions are increasingly well known among applicants. We have an incredibly well-balanced program, says Henn. There are no gaps in the experience.Dr. Henn leads a resident discussion on a patient case.Department of Orthopaedics 2019Annual Report33'