Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


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.

Unique Programs

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 Health programs.


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.

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