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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1893
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 120
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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHU)
Allopathic Medical School
Baltimore
  • SDN RANKING 5
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 124 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $48,750
  • Non - Resident Tuition $48,750
  • Application Fee $90
  • AVG MCAT 517
  • AVG GPA 3.9
  • LIZZYM Score 73.7

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 733 N. Broadway, Suite G49
  • Baltimore 21205
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is an international leader in the education of physicians and clinical scientists in biomedical research and in the application of medical knowledge to patient care. In addition to its M.D. program, the School of Medicine offers Ph.D. and master's degrees, as well as a combined M.D./Ph.D. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine one of the top two medical schools in the nation.

Curriculum

The modern course of study at the School of Medicine rests on two themes: extraordinary flexibility and mastery of the basics of clinical science and practice. Rather than lectures, the emphasis is on small-group learning and interaction with classmates, faculty and patients. Students are presented with their white coats and introduction to patient care in their very first year. The blending of scientific thinking and the latest techniques of clinical practice is the pervasive theme throughout all four years. For the rest of your professional life, you'll fall back on those basic elements of medical education. So nothing is more important than the kind of solid foundation that distinguishes this curriculum.

Facilities

Facilities include the complete Hospital complex, replete with some 74 elevators connecting medical units stacked up to 15 stories high and sprawls over 22 acres. World-renowned specialty centers, mini hospitals in their own right, have risen from the site, including the Wilmer Eye Institute, the Adolf Meyer Center for Psychiatry and the Neurosciences, the Brady Urological Institute, the Clayton Heart Center, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Children's Center, the Meyerhoff Center for Digestive Diseases, and the A. McGehee Harvey Teaching Tower and Russell Nelson Patient Tower. Each major center is designed not just for diagnosis, treatment and care of patients, but to accommodate research and education to advance each field.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 98
Negatively 9
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.76 123

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.12 73

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Prospective students should be able to choose from a few different interview dates." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be nicer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Include some JHU swag like a pen or folder." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make the tour a little longer. The tour was a little rushed in order to make it back in time for th" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hm, provide softer cookies." More from this Member | Report Response

"An online interview scheduler would be helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What was a mistake you made?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of when you've worked in a team and had it go well (/poorly). Why was this the case?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you apply to Hopkins?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't do medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you weren't going into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"4th year: If you were in my place, and you had to present your case to the admissions committee what would you want to say to them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to the undergraduate institution you went to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty Interview: What would you like me to ask you? How do you feel about your current work? What are some of the problems in our education system? How does your current work relate to medicine? What clinical experiences do you have? Can you tell me about your research experience and how it plays in your future? What are some of the things that you learned or liked from performing research? Can you tell me about some of your volunteering experiences and how they relate to medicine? Could you tell me about your leadership experiences? Are there any questions that I can answer for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss your early life and how it contributed to your wanting to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your background inform the skills that you will bring to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is your mom doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty interview: why the east coast? research, specific activities on my amcas, why hopkins" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why rowing? (I had only rowed one semester my senior year so that my school could have a second boat.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this activity? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself after medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X experience..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is health care a right or a privilege? Elaborate on how to improve healthcare in America." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, in the context of how and why you are interested in medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you always known you wanted to do medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Siblings?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What languages do you speak?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think makes a good teacher?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you offer Johns Hopkins?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there a point when you knew you wanted to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ubiquitous "why medicine?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Tell me about your research. Discuss your majors." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you are doing right now." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 5 characteristics of a good physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done since college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, starting from birth." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? (Student Interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why medicine at your age?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you say is your hero?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you raised around healthcare and medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why are you here? Why Johns Hopkins?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you want to become a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why would you want to go and work in a third-world country after being heavily trained in world-class institutions such as, for example, Hopkins?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your clinical experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Three Weaknesses/Strengths" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your resesarch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else I should tell the committee? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get here from your hometown (VERY small, very far away)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your background." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (student, that interview is closed file)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think kids like you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research and clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think public policy means?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to do research during your career as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Hopkins? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero or role model, family members don't count?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"I played sports in college and my interviewer did also, so she asked me some questions about my involvement in sports. The faculty interviewer has read your file, so they really just ask you questions regarding your experiences. Casual conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you and medicine. (Which is the same as, "Why do you want to go into medicine?")" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most were related to my application specifically. The student interview was 15 min., close-file. The faculty interview was 45 min., open-file." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two major experiences that have affected your life? (Asked by student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your research (Faculty, open file)" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked me about my language abilities (since I went to Mexico, Peru, and spent a quarter in Germany)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots about my personal statement and other stuff specific to my experiences.." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like and dislike about hopkins so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a difficult situation that you have faced and how you overcame it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done any teaching?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the results of the election on Tuesday?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in X years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you to Baltimore? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you (both the student and faculty interviewer asked me this)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how is US healthcare funded" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you bring to the med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most ?s were general in nature and came straight from my AMCAS or secondary, know your app well and you should be find for the majority of ?s they will ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your high school experience" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was a time that you were a minority?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you think about the cause of condition X (a specific interest of mine)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something I can't find anywhere on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you're not accepted anywhere?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any interesting patients you've seen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you have a family already?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get into any medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to ask you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"none...pretty conversational. faculty interview was open file, student was closed file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any role models?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss your early life and how it contributed to your wanting to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I thought a single payer system would work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why rowing? (I put this as an activity, but didn't think it was particularly noteworthy.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions were pretty standard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"stuff from my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about healthcare for illegal immigrants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two things that you are most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you spoken to any doctors who told you not to become a doctor? What did they say? Why didn't you listen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare your research experience in the States to your research experience abroad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any biases?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name two of your proudest moments. What 3 words would your friends use to describe you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What possible connections do you see between singers and sleep apnea? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could do it again, what would you do differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest problem in US healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you come on the subway? That is extermely dangerous." More from this Member | Report Response

"they were all just standard questions to get to know you/your personality, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had been able to shape the direction of the Gates Foundation's efforts, what would I have advised? (not out of the blue -- I lived in a developing country)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very straightforward questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest factor restricting healthcare access in this country (hint: not lack of insurance)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing stands out as especially out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, a lot of questions specific to my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you suggest I should look for in an interviewee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research, or, if you haven't done any research, would you be interested in research, or do you hate what you think is research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the uproar from the Deaf Community on cochlear implants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly unusual... both interviews were very conversational. Student: what do you like to do for fun? Faculty: your recommenders have said a lot of very positive things about you. What would YOU say is the most important thing about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain anthropology to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all really run of the mill. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem medicine faces in the near future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is my passion" More from this Member | Report Response

"Detailed questions about my academic but non-science interests. (Other interviewers haven't really asked about these.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you competitive? She told me she is." More from this Member | Report Response

"What one EC shaped you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly stands out" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really out of the ordinary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you approach stroke patients in the ER? How do you decide which patients to talk to first? (Faculty Interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of "science"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me to explain an essay I had written in college." More from this Member | Report Response

"General Qs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who, living or dead, would you consider to be your hero?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think needs to be done to solve the current state of healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why Johns Hopkins?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't know why they are killing us when we are only trying to help them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty standard conversation. They asked me about what I've been doing since I graduated three years ago and were very interested in my travels." More from this Member | Report Response

"who is your idol, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard stuff. The faculty interviewer had very pointed questions about my file and the student interview is closed file and was much more general." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the one thing in your file that you are most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three weaknesses/strengths." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think sociology prepares you for a medical career? (I am a soc and bio double major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were terribly interesting, and they were predictable." More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't remember any question as particularly interesting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't remember all the questions I was asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you pronounce "Vejle"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the pros and cons about our program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really that interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite artist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to happen in the 2004 presidential election?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. The faculty interview is open-file, and the student interview is closed-file, so be able to adapt to both." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary was inquired. Interview with faculty was open and interview with student was closed. " More from this Member | Report Response

""I see it that you are here on your dollar and your time. We can do this any way you want to. I can ask you questions, you can ask me questions. How do you want to proceed?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Emergency Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What question should I ask you so that you will not regret not being able to say something interesting about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Totally low stress questions. Nothing particularly interesting or particularly difficult. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had 5 years and a technician, what direction would you take your current research project?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What for you would mean success in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a cardiologist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. they just want to know you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were really unique. The interviewers were just trying to get to know you. Standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a hero of yours. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your health policy experience fit into your practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None too interesting--most of the questions were very straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last book you have read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really special. pretty typical stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is someone you look up to, or a hero? Don't choose anyone from your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"did you find anything negative about hopkins so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my early educational background." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting at all. Everything off of my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your friends would describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the result of your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should i tell the admissions committee about you" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 15-minute student interview was just a closed-file., get-to-know-you thing. The faculty interview was open file and my faculty interviewer and I had more of a conversation. There really were no "interesting" or tough questions. The faculty MD who interviewed me was amazing-a really neat woman." More from this Member | Report Response

"As a non-science major, why do you think you did so well on the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions related to my personal statement and secondary. I was asked to explain why I chose a particular college activity as most important in my secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"what percentage of scientific paradigms are on solid ground" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In the faculty interview all I was asked was "What do you want to know about Johns Hopkins?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really... watching everyone try to stand out in front of the fourth years was entertaining/ineteresting though." More from this Member | Report Response

"MD/PhD: "Do you think MRI is going to further encroach on the other imaging modalities? (i.e. PET, SPECT, CT, ultrasound) MD: How does your engineering background help or hurt you in studying medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty generic interview questions, a lot of "Tell me about this experience" type things." More from this Member | Report Response

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Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"It is incredible that most of the subjects are being taught by the researchers and physicians who help pioneer the subjects (e.g. Vogelstein)" | Report Response

"All of the people-- the students, the professors and the administration is enthusiastic, genuine and friendly, making it a great place to learn medicine. The community is strong and supportive and there is a lot going on (both academically and otherwise) that makes it an exciting place to be. Everyone here is passionate about medicine and doctoring." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"This school lacks a coherent IT department. There is only one person on staff who knows how to make functional software. It feels like I am going to medical school in early 2000 rather than 2010." | Report Response

"Things are always the most organized. On the large scale, Hopkins is somewhat decentralized, leading to a fair amount of bureaucratic work to get things done." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Please do not pay attention to the rumors regarding the school being "cut throat" or snobby. I have loved my time here and have not found that to be true at all." | Report Response

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