Training in Orthopaedic Team Science Program

The explosion of new knowledge in genomics, cell biology and biomedical engineering technology is ripe for translation into new orthopaedic applications for improving the diagnosis and management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. We propose a new paradigm for training musculoskeletal scientists in an academic setting—a concept that is modeled after the proven, team science approach used by pharmaceutical companies.

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Trainees, Projects and Publications

Since its inception in 2015, the TOTS program has had several training teams. These teams and their projects reflect the trainees’ diverse scientific interests.

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery

With a didactic curriculum for basic and clinical sciences, our residency program offers our residents with opportunities leaders in their field to gain the knowledge they need to become future leaders in orthopaedics.


Applying to the TOTS Program

The T32 Training Program in Orthopaedic Surgery supports one orthopaedic resident each year and one postdoctoral fellow trainee for two years. Only orthopaedic residents within the Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Residency Program are eligible. Postdoctoral fellows whose research relates to the research area of focus proposed by the orthopaedic resident are eligible for this award.

Application Eligibility & Deadlines

  • This program is funded by NIAMS. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens, U.S. noncitizen nationals, and individuals with permanent residence status. Citizenship and permanent residency requirements must be met at the time of trainee appointment.
  • Applications are accepted beginning July 1 of each year. Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 1 of each year.

Contact Us

If you are interested in applying to the program, or if you have any questions, please contact us:

Program Director
Lynne C. Jones, Ph.D.
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
A663 Bayview Medical Campus
[email protected]


T32 Executive Committee