The School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Attendance at a fully accredited institution. If exclusively studied outside the U.S., academic course work must be supplemented by 1 > yr. course work at an accredited U.S. university; bachelor’s (B.A. or B.S.) degree prior to matriculation. Fulfillment of the 7 prerequisites (refer to www.hopkinsmedicine.org/admissions for complete listing of all admissions requirements.) MCAT required.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. James L. Weiss
Application fee $80
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted July 1 (Begins)
October 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 3
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due N/A
Early decision plan offered No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.85
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 11.7 MCAT composite score
12.2 biological
12.1 physical sciences
10.7 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology humanities
organic chemistry behavioral science
inorganic (general) chemistry calculus
physics social sciences
biochemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D.
Combined college/M.D. program offered No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
geriatrics women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Very frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 5.8:1 – High
Full-time faculty 2,634
Part-time faculty 1,317
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 238
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 31
Full-time faculty in clinical program 2,396
Part-time faculty in clinical program 1,286

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $586.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 1,162
Principal investigators (PIs) 781
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 1,791

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Johns Hopkins Hospital St. Agnes Healthcare
Johns Hopkins at Bayview Medical Center
Sinai Hospital Inc

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
New curriculum implemented in 2009: Yr1 clin skills; Yr1-2 longitudinal clerkship;emphasis on human variability/complex interaction of biology/systems in terms of disease; behavioral/social sci taught in intersession wks.Clin curriculum includes 7 core & 3 advanced clerkships, intensive care & chronic care rotations; prominent use of simulations in Y2 transitional & Yr4 capstone courses.

Medical School Ranking

#2 Best Research
#21 Best Primary Care

(6) Ranking by Specialties

#3 in AIDS
#2 in Drug and alcohol abuse
#2 in Geriatrics
#2 in Internal medicine
#4 in Pediatrics
#3 in Women’s Health

Research Ranking Scores

Score 84
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 4.7
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $586.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $222.70

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 70
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.8
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 37.8% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.85
MCAT composite score 11.7
Acceptance rate 6.3% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 5.8:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 455

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 455
In-state students 23.3%
Minority students 47.7%
Underrepresented minority students 16.0%
International students 3.1%
Non-traditional students 48.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Terra Jones
Financial aid phone (410) 955-1324

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $42,600
Required fees $1,475
Room and board $18,258
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $108,421

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 84%
Students receiving loans 79%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 62%
Students receiving work study 13%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
internal medicine pediatrics
neurological surgery psychiatry
neurology radiology – diagnostic
ophthalmology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 37.8% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 43.1%