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  • clinical anaplastology TRAINING PROGRAM

    The Anaplastology Clinic offers a training program for individuals interested in gaining educational and clinical training exposure in the field of clinical anaplastology. Clinical anaplastology is defined by the Board for Certification in Clinical Anaplastology (BCCA) as the art and science of providing custom made facial, ocular, and non-weight bearing somatic prostheses. For more information on prosthetic rehabilitation, click here.

    The clinical anaplastologist is a non-physician health care professional that provides care based on a physician's referral and clinical assessment to support, modify, replace, protect or restore an anatomical structure. The clinical anaplastologist collaborates with physicians and patients to provide services such as: treatment planning, custom prosthetics, surgical guides, and custom implants. Training is provided in these areas, as well as in the areas of: clinical assessment, treatment planning, implementation of treatment plan, device delivery, patient education, follow up care, and ethical & professional standards.

    The curriculum of the Johns Hopkins Training Program in Clinical Anaplastology is based on validated research conducted on behalf of the BCCA that establishes competencies required for the provision of safe and effective clinical anaplastology care to patients. Upon successful completion, trainees are provided a Certificate from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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    PROGRAM information

    Trainees go through a curriculum that explores the various competencies required of the clinical anaplastologist. Pre-clinical coursework covers such areas as CPR training, HIPAA privacy practices, and infection control procedures. A foundation of artistic and anatomical study, followed by exposure to the various materials and methods used, provide the basis for later clinical work. Trainees are provided with supervised clinical training during the entirety of their study.

    :: Juan R. García, Associate Professor, Clinic Director

    :: Gary P. Lees, Associate Professor, Chairman
    :: Corinne Sandone, Director, Associate Professor
    :: Timothy H. Phelps, Associate Professor, Assistant Director
    :: Norman Barker, Associate Professor
    :: Howard C. Bartner, Associate Professor
    :: David A. Rini, Associate Professor
    :: Ian Suk, Associate Professor
    :: Anne R. Altemus, Assistant Professor
    :: Donald F. Bliss, Assistant Professor
    :: Jennifer E. Fairman, Assistant Professor
    :: Miguel A. Schön, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
    :: Carolyn V. Jones, Instructor
    :: Joseph M. Dieter, Jr., Lecturer
    :: Catherine E. Weaver, Lecturer

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    LOCATION & housing

    The Anaplastology Clinic is a unit of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. It is located on the East Baltimore Campus of the University, one mile from the Inner Harbor, near the head of the Chesapeake Bay.

    A continuously running shuttle bus connects the East Baltimore medical campus with the University's liberal arts campus, twenty minutes away on North Charles St. and also with the Peabody Institute Conservatory of Music, another school of the University. A subway system connects the medical center with downtown and several suburban communities.

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    HOUSING :: On-Campus
    On Campus housing id available through the residential dormatory, Reed Hall. Visit theOffice of On-Campus Housing, (410) 955-3836. You may also see for more information.

    HOUSING :: Off-Campus
    Residence listings near The Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus are available from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Office of Off-Campus Housing, (410) 955-3836. You may also see for more information.

    The Denton A. Cooley Center, adjacent to Reed Hall, includes a full-size gymnasium, indoor running track, four racquetball courts, two squash courts, weight room, exercise areas, locker rooms with sauna in each, and a Jacuzzi. Membership is $24/month or $72/three months for trainees. An outdoor swimming pool is also available for a fee for trainees (at the Hopkins Employee rate).

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    tuition & FEES

    Tuition is arranged on an individual basis depending on the course of study. Trainees are individually responsible for their transportation and room and board expenses. Trainees are required to pay a Materials Fee of upon appointment to cover the costs of materials which will be provided for use in projects. Trainees are also required to purchase a University-required medical insurance policy.

    Financial assistance is not available for the Clinical Anaplastology Training Program. Individuals are responsible for assuming the full cost of the tuition, materials fee, medical insurance, transportation, room and board expenses. Trainees are eligible to make use of the Johns Hopkins Shuttle Bus to and from the Medical School Campus.

    The length of training is arranged on an individual basis. Trainees typically begin their duties in the Summer each year, ending in the Spring of the following year.

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    application guidelines :: EDUCATIONAL PREREQUISITES

    Interested applicants are encouraged to review the following Trainee Position Description. Applicants are required to meet the following minimum requirements:

    Trainee is required to have completed a Baccalaureate degree (B.A., B.S., B.F.A). Trainee should demonstrate high academic standing in all coursework.

    Science coursework requirements are in each of the following areas: Vertebrate Anatomy (with dissection), Vertebrate Physiology, Organ Histology, and Inorganic and/or General Chemistry (for Science Majors).

    Art coursework with an accompanying portfolio of artwork is required demonstrating artistic ability in the following areas: General Drawing, Figure or Portrait Drawing, Figure or Portrait Sculpture, Color Media (demonstrating accomplished use of watercolor, opaque paint media and colored pencil. Subject matter should include examples of portraiture, landscape and still life rendered in a representational manner demonstrating the ability to match colors accurately and to create form and space with color).

    Additional coursework in English Composition is also required.

    Recommended additional coursework includes: Digital Media (Drawing, illustration, painting, 3D modeling, 3D animation, multimedia presentations), Art History, and Photography.

    Preference is given to individuals with a formal degree in medical illustration interested in further training in anaplastology.

    Preferred skills include: previous exposure in the following areas is preferred: CPR certification, dental laboratory materials/techniques, and other anaplastology related knowledge and skills (prosthetic sculpting, moldmaking, impression taking, and casting). Although previous exposure to these are preferred, they will be covered as part of the training program.

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    application PROCEDURES

    All interested candidates are required to submit an Applicant Profile with an accompanying Portfolio by January 15th.

    IMPORTANT DATES: Portfolio & Applicant Profile - January 15th Notification - April 15th

    Correspondence should be addressed to:
    Juan R. García, Clinic Director
    Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    1830 East Monument Street, Suite 7000
    Baltimore, Maryland 21287-2100
    Telephone: 410-955-8215

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    portfolio GUIDELINES

    A portfolio may be submitted throughout the year in digital format on a CD-R along with an Applicant Profile. Please submit images as both a PowerPoint presentation and as individual JPEG (.jpg) files on a CD-R. The image size for the individual JPEG files should be 7.5 inches high by 10 inches wide at 300 dpi (pixels per inch). Identify each JPEG file by number and last name or initials (01Smith.jpg).

    Note: The Admissions Committee is interested in viewing artistic details and subtleties of your artwork. Therefore, you may wish to include additional detail JPEG files of selected images to enhance your portfolio (01Smith+d.jpg). All images should be composed appropriately and in focus, as this will be judged as part of the evaluation process.


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    contact INFORMATION

    To learn more about facial prosthetic cases, please click and visit the Facial Prosthetics Clinic.

    Correspondence should be addressed to:
    Juan R. García, Clinic Director
    Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    1830 East Monument Street, Suite 7000
    Baltimore, Maryland 21287-2100
    Telephone: 410-955-8215

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    1830 East Monument Street, Suite 7000
    Baltimore, Maryland 21287
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