Elective / Apprenticeship
The Johns Hopkins Hospital is one of the premier teaching institutions in this country. Sinai Hospital has a long-standing history of academic affiliation with Hopkins: The internal medicine residency at Sinai is fully integrated with Hopkins, medical students and fellows in various specialties rotate at Sinai throughout the year, and until the academic year 2005 up to 10 surgical residents from the Johns Hopkins general surgery residency program rotated full time at Sinai Hospital as one of the integrated training sites. The core general surgery faculty as well as faculty in various other specialties at Sinai all hold faculty appointments at Hopkins and are involved in collaborative research efforts.
As part of the Sinai Surgery program, residents will attend Grand Rounds, and the animal operatory lab at Hopkins on a monthly basis.
Two strategic rotations at Hopkins have been designed to complement the training of Sinai Surgery residents: As PGY III the resident will join the solid organ transplant team, under the direction or Dr. Robert Montgomery. This rotation will expose the Sinai resident to the science and clinical practice of pancreas, kidney and liver transplantation at a high-volume academic center. The Sinai resident is an integrated member of the transplant team and will participate in a variety of basic science and clinical educational conferences and lectures. As PGY IV the Sinai surgical resident will spend six weeks on the plastic/head and neck surgery service at Hopkins. The chief, Dr. Paul Manson, is one of the fathers of plastic surgery and has created one of the busiest and most comprehensive divisions in the country. Services span the fields of trauma and oncologic reconstructive surgery, pediatric (including craniofacial deformities), burn and cosmetic plastic surgery. The Sinai resident will be an integrated member of the team and interact with Hopkins residents and fellows in plastic surgery. The comprehensive array of core curriculum and other educational activities provides for a great experience.
The chair at Hopkins, Dr. Julie Freischlag, and the division chiefs and faculty are fully committed to provide an outstanding educational experience for our residents.