Our mission is to address health care disparities, improve cultural competency and access to health care for the increasingly diversified U.S. population by increasing the pipeline of medical students from gender and ethnic minority groups seeking to become orthopaedic surgeons. This is an effort to address the current paucity of female and ethnic minority orthopaedic surgeons, comprising approximately 7% and 3% of all U. S. orthopaedic surgeons, respectively.
Nth Dimensions Education Solutions is an educational non-profit organization whose goal is to provide the resources, expertise and experience through developmental programming, scholarships and grants to the aforementioned students enrolled in accredited U.S. medical schools.
Historically, of the Nth Dimensions Scholars that enter the “Match,” 50-80% become orthopaedic residents. In 2012, 9 of the 12 (75%) students applying for orthopaedic residency successfully matched in the field.
During the 2011-12 academic year, Nth Dimensions educated over 300 medical students about musculoskeletal medicine and orthopaedic surgery. We also awarded over 150 textbooks and hosted sawbones workshops for over 200 medical students and undergraduates nationwide.
EXPERIENCE & OPPORTUNITY
In conjunction with the AAOS, eighteen 2011 Orthopaedic Summer Interns (OSIs) were selected. The 2012 OSIs (see page 8) have been selected and represent institutions new to Nth Dimensions, i.e. Ohio State and the University of Miami.
OSI Scholar to Orthopaedic Resident
Congratulations to former or OSI scholar Kaya Jackson. Dr. Jackson will begin her career as a resident at Southern Illinois University. As an undergraduate of Xavier University, and a honor graduate of Meharry Medical College, Dr. Jackson is truly the epitome of success.