From West Point to East Baltimore

From West Point to East Baltimore

Posted by  | Care Providers, Patient Care

By Dr. James Ficke I have been an orthopaedic surgeon for more than two decades, but I’m also a retired U.S. Army colonel. It was my 30-year career in military medicine that instilled a passion for studying outcomes related to limb loss, limb salvage and lower-extremity trauma—conditions I saw in Mosul that I now treat(...)

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Look Homeward to Fix China’s Broken Health System

Look Homeward to Fix China’s Broken Health System

Posted by  | Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Patient Care

Health care is at a flashpoint in China, where being seen by a general practitioner is three times more difficult than the international standard, according to the World Health Organization. Lines snake around hospitals in China’s urban centers, while few to no treatment centers exist in rural areas. China desperately needs innovative solutions to open(...)

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‘This Opportunity Means Everything’

‘This Opportunity Means Everything’

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Medical Education, Research

Last week Charlie wrote about the recent reception for this year’s recipients of the Paul S. Lietman Johns Hopkins Medicine International Scholarship. JHI started offering this need-based scholarship eight years ago to international students pursuing their education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In this post, you can read what the financial assistance(...)

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Carrying on a Name and a Legacy

Carrying on a Name and a Legacy

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Medical Education, Middle East, Research

I recently spent an evening talking with inspiring medical students who have come to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from all around the world. I also had the chance to pay honor to the late Dr. Paul Lietman, a true visionary and dear friend. Eight years ago, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) created(...)

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Learning at the Birthplace of Modern U.S. Academic Medicine

Learning at the Birthplace of Modern U.S. Academic Medicine

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Collaboration, Latin America, Medical Education

More than 125 years ago, Johns Hopkins physicians ushered in a new era of medical education in the United States by incorporating bedside teaching, laboratory research and medical residencies as part of instruction. Today we share this foundational philosophy of training and education with likeminded global affiliates such as the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios(...)

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