Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine Admission
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Johns Hopkins University is a rather moderately-sized, private institution located in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, and has a combined graduate and undergraduate population of over 12,000 students. The university's School of Medicine, however, is significantly smaller, and is home to about 475 medical students. The average age of enrollment is around 23, and it is fairly rare for any of the students to enter the school directly from their undergraduate education. The school is extremely prestigious throughout the medical community, and is perhaps best known for its emphasis on case-based learning, as well as its focus on physicians and society. Aside from the basic MD degree, the school offers joint degrees in the MD/MA, the MD/MS, the MD/MPH, and the MD/PhD in the areas of biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, biological chemistry, biomedical engineering, biophysics, cell biology and anatomy, biological illustration, immunology, physiology, public health, human genetics, history of science, as well as medicine and technology.
Admission to John Hopkins University's School of Medicine is extremely competitive among the many students who apply; last year, over 5,890 students applied for admission to the school, and approximately 250 of those students were accepted. Eventually however, only about 120 of the admitted students actually enrolled for the coming semester. The admitted students had average MCAT scores of 11.0 in Biology, 12.0 in Physics, and 11.0 in Verbal, as well as an average undergraduate GPA of about a 3.8. Students are notified of their admissions status on a rolling basis, and are able to take advantage of the school's early application program if they so choose.
Graduates of the School of Medicine basically have their pick of the best residency programs in the nation; they most frequently enter the fields of either academic medicine or work in various research facilities.
Students at the School of Medicine are required to complete extensive clinical clerkships including 9 weeks of medicine, 1 week of opthamology, 9 weeks of surgery, 9 weeks of pediatrics, 4 weeks of psychiatry, 4 weeks of neurology, 6 weeks of ob/gyn, 4 weeks of emergency medicine, as well as 3 weeks of internal medicine.
"The school has an impeccable reputation, and you basically have your picks of residency programs."
"The faculty here is amazing, and they are obviously passionate about sharing their knowledge."
"The clinical clerkship programs are amazing, and they let you feel very prepared going into your residency."
"There can be some extremely competitive students here that always feel the need to prove themselves."
"The school's atmosphere can be pretty intense sometimes. It can be a real pressure cooker."
"Tuition is extremely high. Financial aid doesn't match the actual cost."
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