2014 Rank #3
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Location: Baltimore, MD
Current Enrollment: 482
Curriculum: The Genes to Society curriculum at Johns Hopkins pairs academic work with parallel clinical experiences. Students begin a Longitudinal Clerkship during their first year for 12 months, in which they visit a home clinic for one four-hour session each week to practice their basic clinical skills. Before graduation, all students are required to complete their Scholarly Concentration, an independent project focusing on areas such as Basic Science, History of Medicine, or Public Health.
Clinical Training: Students complete five 9-week core clerkships, as well as advanced clerkships in critical care and chronic disease and disability, during their third and fourth years. They will also have time to complete elective rotations and work on independent research projects. All fourth year students enroll in a capstone course to help them transition into life as a resident and clinician.
Student Support: Students have the opportunity to develop a mentoring relationship with practicing physicians during their early Longitudinal Clerkship, and with a faculty member through their Scholarly Concentration project. The Student Assistance Programs offers support groups and counseling throughout the year.