Jasmine Bauknight, MD


Jasmine Bauknight, MD
Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon
Shore Physicians Group
Somers Point, NJ

How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?
I have enjoyed being involved with the AAOS and have benefited from its many resources during my training and career. ResStudy was invaluable in helping me prepare for the in-training exams and for part I of the board exam. The AAOS part I board review course gave me a comprehensive review as well. I have utilized the career center and read the monthly issue of JAAOS. I have attended the annual conference and specialty day and benefitted from the fantastic presentations, networking, and professional development offered.


As a Candidate Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
I print out AAOS info packets [from orthoinfo.org] for the most common conditions I treat and give them to patients to help them understand their diagnoses. I appreciate that there is an online resource that I can share with them that has information I trust about their diagnosis in accessible language. The resources I use most for my own enrichment are journals, technique guides, and technique videos, which are all particularly useful early in my career.


What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
Log a point for every patient who feels better after you treat them so that when you are feeling frustrated by a difficult procedure or a patient's progress, you can look at it and remember how many patients you've helped, that you are making a difference in a lot of peoples' lives, and that you are good at what you do. From an exceptional mentor to many, Bonnie Simpson-Mason - keep your own surgical and outpatient case log, and to learn about coding and billing as much as possible from your coding and billing team. Be intentional with your success.   


What’s your go-to productivity trick?
Templates, dot phrases, personal shorthand, and doing things in the same order every time. 


What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
I am making a habit of being a mentor and have been getting involved with several programs, to support medical students and residents in their educational and professional journey.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
I enjoy archery, kayaking, karaoke, playing guitar and piano, volunteering at the animal shelter, Latin dancing, and playing Brazilian percussion in a samba band.  


Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I speak four languages, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish. My favorite instrument to play is pandeiro.