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Listed below is a summary of courses of study at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Click on titles for more information. If you'd rather, you can also explore the school's web site at www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/.

Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Our goal is to train residents who are sought after by the leading academic anesthesiology programs for their faculty and by the top clinical practices.

Art as Applied to Medicine

The Department of Art as Applied to Medicine is a leader in the field of visual communication for science and health care. Built on a strong foundation of scientific knowledge, artistic technique, and clear visual communication, the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine has maintained the highest standards while embracing new medical, scientific, and communication technologies.

Audiology

The Johns Hopkins Division of Audiology (also known as Hopkins Hearing) provides a comprehensive approach to hearing health care services for patients of all ages.

Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology

The Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Graduate Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine offers graduate training in virtually all aspects of the biological sciences.

Biological Chemistry

The department is committed to teaching medical, graduate and post-doctoral students to be life-long independent learners and thinkers and to instill in them the enthusiastic drive to acheive any goal their imagination can conceive.

Biomedical Engineering

Degrees offered: BA, BS, MSE, PhD

Biophysical Chemistry

In the department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, fundamental principles from physics, chemistry and biology are applied to gain molecular and structural insights into the mechanisms and mechanics of medically relevant biological processes.

Cardiology

Consistently ranked among the top hospitals in U.S.News and World Report’s ranking of American hospitals, Johns Hopkins cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, interventional radiologists, and vascular surgeons work together to ensure patients receive the most comprehensive care possible.

Cell Biology

Members of the Department of Cell Biology are participating in a virtual revolution in cell and developmental biology. Advances in molecular biology, microscopy, and computing are making it possible to obtain high-resolution molecular structures and to record three-dimensional time-lapse video images of proteins in living cells and embryos.

Cellular and Molecular Medicine

The Graduate Training Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine prepares scientists for laboratory research at the cellular and molecular level with a direct impact on the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human diseases.

Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Physiology is an integrative science, bringing together diverse disciplines in an effort to understand the functioning of living organisms.

Clinical Immunology

The mission of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins is to promote the understanding and treatment of allergic and immunologic disorders including asthma in order to provide optimal patient health.

Clinical Investigation

The Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation (GTPCI) is intended for faculty, post-doctoral fellows and other allied health professionals working with human subjects in clinical investigation.

Clinical Pharmacology

Areas of investigation range across the spectrum of pharmacology: identification of promising drug targets; preclinical studies of lead compounds; modeling of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic relationships; studies of kinetics, metabolism, safety and efficacy of drugs in humans; rational use of drugs in clinical practice.

Cytopathology

As one of the premier cytopathology laboratories in the country, the Cytopathology Laboratory plays a prominent role in the rapid, accurate diagnosis of the early stages of lesions and infections and monitors recurrences.

Dental and Oral Medicine

Our core team includes general dentists, dental hygienist, maxillofacial prosthodontist, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons

Dermatology

The Department of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins offers a variety of educational programs for individuals at various stages of their careers. We offer a structured Dermatology elective for medical students that includes basic and advanced clerkships, a three-year residency training program accredited by the ACGME, multiple subspecialty fellowships, and opportunities for special studies.

Emergency Medicine

Students evaluate and manage their own patients under the supervision of residents and faculty, and are given as much independence as possible as they learn to develop differential diagnoses and management plans for their acutely ill patients.

Emergency Medicine Fellowship Programs

The Department of Emergency Medicine has formed a partnership with the Department of International Health in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to create the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, a leading research and training center for the response to disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies.

Endocrinology

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Functional Anatomy and Evolution

The F.A.E. Graduate Program provides individualized attention for each student. All students are required to engage in independent research, and a laboratory research rotation under faculty guidance begins soon after their arrival. Research may involve our large collection of fossil vertebrates, our broad array of casts of recent and fossil mammal dentitions, or various samples of human historic and archaeological material.

Genetic Epidemiology

Genetic Epidemiology is defined by an amalgam of methods garnered from traditional epidemiology, population and family-based epidemiology, from statistics, and importantly, from bioinformatics. Together, specific aspects of these disciplines are applied to the study of genes and environment, and of gene environment interactions. Both quantitative and qualitative traits may be of interest. Genetic epidemiology uses unique case-control, family, and population-based designs, and genotyping from multiple sources.

Genetics

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Gynecology and Obstetrics

Our faculty are nationally recognized leaders in all of the disciplines in the field. Our post-graduate education program is aimed at assuring the graduate physician is prepared to provide primary preventive care for women as well as advanced obstetrical and surgical intervention. Our goal is to give our students the skills to meet the challenges of the future world of rapidly changing medicine

Health Sciences Informatics

Our programs, built on a core set of principles, provide students the knowledge and skills to lead in this world-wide effort. Students learn in an environment enriched by Johns Hopkins’ world-renowned experience in research, clinical care and public health, as well as the wide array of professional, government, global and private-sector resources in our mid-Atlantic region.

Hematology

Hematology faculty provide expert primary and consultative care for patients with a diverse spectrum of benign and malignant blood-related disorders.

History of Medicine

Degrees offered: M.A., Ph.D.

Immunology

The immunology program started in 1982, some 20 years ago, with two students and a handful of faculty. Since then we have grown to 30 students currently in training (we accepted 8 last year!) and 31 faculty. The faculty interests span the entire gamut of Immunology research, from basic issues such as the mechanisms of somatic hypermutation and hypervariablity in B cells, T cell recognition, molecular mechanisms of MHC-peptide interactions, and lymphocyte signaling to translatable research in the fields of cancer vaccines, allergy, infectious disease, autoimmunity and transplantation.

Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases (ID) Fellowship Program of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is designed to qualify trainees for subspecialty boards in Infectious Diseases and to prepare them for a career in academic medicine. The usual program is three years with the first devoted primarily to clinical training and subsequent two years devoted almost exclusively to research.

Medicine

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Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

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Nephrology

The Postdoctoral Fellowship offered by the Division of Nephrology of the Department of Medicine provides an opportunity to pursue advanced training in clinical nephrology and to undertake training in basic science research or clinical research. The program is designed for trainees who intend to pursue a career in academic medicine (basic science, clinical research or clinical education) or private practice.

Neurology and Neurosurgery

The rotations of the surgical internship are designed to fill the needs of those planning for a neurosurgical career. There is an emphasis on pre- and post-operative care, emergency care of the trauma victim, management of the surgical patient, intensive care and neuro-critical care medicine, and the development of requisite surgical skills.

Neuroradiology

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Neuroscience (SoM)

Our students represent the brightest young scientific minds, and many have shown an early commitment to research. Because they enter our Program with different backgrounds, and the laboratories in which they choose to work are so diverse, our program is designed to be flexible.

Oncology

The faculty of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have appointments in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Our faculty train the next generation of cancer expert

Ophthalmology

The Wilmer Eye Institute has long been recognized for bringing together ophthalmologists consistently ranked by their peers as among the finest internationally, with a specially trained and highly experienced team of nurses, technicians and staff cited by patients for their knowledge, responsiveness, and sensitivity.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Emphasis in clinical training is placed on giving each house officer sufficient graded responsibility to assure that on completion of training he or she will have had ample opportunity to make important clinical decisions and to perform an extensive variety of major and minor orthopaedic procedures.

Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery

The Department consists of a balanced program of research, teaching, and clinical activities, with the largest full-time faculty of Otolaryngologists-Head and Neck Surgeons in the country. In addition to clinical and didactic involvement, research is an expected part of all faculty members’ lives.

Pathobiology

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Pathology

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Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

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Pediatric Oncology

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Pediatric Surgery

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Pediatric Urology

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Pediatrics

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Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Physiology

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Psychiatry

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Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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Radiology and Radiological Science

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Residency Program in Emergency Medicine

Our residency program is one of the oldest and most dynamic in the country, offering residents the opportunity to work and learn in a large urban hospital setting surrounded by some of the brightest medical minds in the country. In addition, residents have access to a broad range of opportunities at the safe, convenient Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, from seminars at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to hands-on training at our state-of-the-art Simulation Lab.

Rheumatology

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Summer Internship Program

The Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students and students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds that have completed one – two or more years of college.

Surgical Sciences

The department is known for excellent care of patients and being ranked the number one hospital in the United States, having a strong reputation for teaching medical students, training surgical residents and possessing a core of well-funded and state of the art research activity.

Urology

The Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the Brady Urological Institute provides comprehensive multidisciplinary training in all aspects of urologic cancer surgery including open, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted techniques for disease management. It is our goal to train future leaders in academic urologic oncology with the most up-to-date clinical and research skills to make significant contributions in the field.

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