About Johns Hopkins
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Overview

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


From its beginning, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine revolutionized the education of physicians, the practice of medicine and medical research nationally and internationally by applying unprecedented standards to medical training. Rigid entrance requirements were established; the curriculum emphasized scientific methods as well as bedside teaching, laboratory research and advanced training in specialized fields. For the first time ever in the United States, women were admitted as medical students on an equal basis with men.

Hopkins retains that innovative spirit. It annually receives more research grants from the National Institutes of Health than any other medical school and consistently is ranked among the top two medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In 2009, it launched a new curriculum, Genes to Society, centering on our advanced understanding of the genetic underpinnings of human diseases. Its key concepts include human variability, risk and the ability to refine disease diagnosis and improve outcomes.

Number Of Students: 1,417
463 M.D. candidates / 870 Ph.D. candidates
12 Master of Arts candidates / 8 Master of Sciences candidates
Number Of Faculty: 2,551 full-time, 1,291 part-time
Degrees Awarded:
Annually (2011)
110 M.D., 20 M.A./M.S., 110 Ph.D.
Total Alumni: 8,026
Year Established: 1893
Dean: Paul B. Rothman