Johns Hopkins University was established in 1876 after
Johns Hopkins provided 7 million dollars to establish
a university, hospital, and teaching center. The School
of Medicine opened in 1893. The main School of Medicine campus is located in eastern Baltimore.
4-year semimodern. The program includes the integration of basic sciences and clinical experiences and the
expanded use of case-based, small group learning sessions. Students have early contact with clinical
medicine by working with community-based physicians. The physician and society course spans the
4-year program and covers a wide range of topics. First
year: Integrated coverage of introductory basic sciences, neuroscience, and epidemiology. Second year:
Devoted to advanced basic sciences, clinical skills, and
start of clerkships. Third and fourth years: Required
clerkships in major clinical areas and electives.
Minority admissions: The school has an active admissions program. Other degree programs: Combined
MD-PhD programs are available in all the basic sciences
as well as in biomedical engineering, biophysics, history
of medicine, human genetics, molecular biology, epidemiology, cellular and molecular medicine. The school
also offers combined MD-MPH and MD-DSc in Public
Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent required, minimum
premedical science course requirements plus 2 semesters
of calculus or statistics and 24 semester hours of social
and behavioral sciences and humanities. Courses in biochemistry and advanced biology are recommended.
There are no residence requirements and no preference is
shown in selection of applicants, and candidates from all
sections of the country are invited to apply. Selection is
based on demonstrated academic achievement, unusual
talents, strong humanistic and leadership qualities, and
creative potential. Transfer and advanced standing:
Transfer applications are considered for the second- or
third-year class, and are accepted only into the standard
4-year curriculum. Places are rarely available.
Honors, High, Pass, Fail grades are used in required
courses and clerkships and for electives. Grades are
based on the composite judgment of responsible
instructors, and not solely upon results of examinations.At the end of each academic year, the Committee
on Student Promotions decides what actions will be
taken regarding student status. The USMLE is not used
to evaluate students for promotion or graduation.
Teaching: Most of the preclinical departments are situated in the W. Barry Wood Basic Science Building. The
Johns Hopkins Hospital (1100 beds) occupies 14 acres
of land adjacent to buildings that house the preclinical
departments. Separate buildings contain specialty clinics such as the new oncology and outpatient center. The
school is also affiliated with Bayview Medical Center
(665 beds), Good Samaritan Hospital (277 beds), and
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore (516 beds), and is associated with other institutions. Other: Research facilities
for the preclinical sciences and clinical investigation are
located in the Basic Science and Traylor Research
Buildings. The Ross Research Building contains 240
modern laboratory suites. Library: The Welch Medical
Library is located in a separate building adjacent to the
other buildings of the School of Medicine and houses
more than 354,000 volumes and 3600 periodicals.
Housing: Reed Residence Hall is available for single
students.Ahousing office assists other students in finding off-campus housing.