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  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Baltimore
Individual Feedback 5 2 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 1
2013 1
2014 0
2015 0
2016 0
2017 0
2018 0
2019 0
2020 0
2021 0
2022 0
2023 0
2024 0

Are you pursuing any joint degrees (MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.)?

Response # Responders
No 2
BA/DO 0
BS/DO 0
DO/JD 0
DO/MA 0
DO/MBA 0
DO/MPH 0
DO/MS 0
DO/PhD 0
MD/JD 0
MD/MBA 0
MD/MPH 0
MD/MS 0
MD/PhD 0

Are you considered in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes?

Response # Responders
in-state 0
out-of-state 1
international 0
Not applicable 1

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 2
African American 0
Hispanic 0
Asian or Pacific Islander 0
Native American/ Native Alaskan 0
Other/Multiracial 0

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

What is the reputation of the school in the medical community?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What is the reputation of the research that goes on at this school?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
519 2

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.77 2

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.78 2

What was the zip code of your residence in high school?

43812

90272

What do you like most about this school?

"It is incredible that most of the subjects are being taught by the researchers and physicians who help pioneer the subjects (e.g. Vogelstein)" | Report Response

"All of the people-- the students, the professors and the administration is enthusiastic, genuine and friendly, making it a great place to learn medicine. The community is strong and supportive and there is a lot going on (both academically and otherwise) that makes it an exciting place to be. Everyone here is passionate about medicine and doctoring." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"This school lacks a coherent IT department. There is only one person on staff who knows how to make functional software. It feels like I am going to medical school in early 2000 rather than 2010." | Report Response

"Things are always the most organized. On the large scale, Hopkins is somewhat decentralized, leading to a fair amount of bureaucratic work to get things done." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Please do not pay attention to the rumors regarding the school being "cut throat" or snobby. I have loved my time here and have not found that to be true at all." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 2
Traditional 0

How many courses are taken at a given time?

Response # Responders
1 1
2 1
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0

How long are you typically in class per day?

Response # Responders
<1 hour 0
1-2 hours 0
2-3 hours 0
3-4 hours 0
4-5 hours 1
5-6 hours 1
6> hours 0

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 2
Free note taking service 0
Fee-based note taking service 0
Powerpoint slides provided only 1
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 2
6 0
7 0

How many students per cadaver?

Response # Responders
Prosections only 0
1-2 0
3-4 2
5-6 0
7-8 0
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

Response # Responders
3 months 2
6 months 0
9 months 0
12 months 0
24 months 0

Is the curriculum lecture-centric or small-group centric?

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 2

0 = 100% lecture, 10 = 100% small group

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How much patient interaction is there in the pre-clinical years?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"Small group activities every day of the week for about an hour or two, and one patient case a week." | Report Response

"For basic science classes, usually 1-2 hours a day is small group and technically required attendance (but not very strictly enforced.) 1-2 afternoons a week are devoted to clinical courses and are mandatory attendance (~3 hours)." | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"The anatomy dissector was the only book required." | Report Response

"An atlas and dissector are essential for anatomy, other than that, the core material is covered in the syllabus, however people find review books helpful for many classes (Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple for micro, etc...)" | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = Non-existent, 10 = Extensive & convenient

Is a car necessary at any point during your education here?

Response # Responders
Pre-clinical years 0
Clinical years 2
All years 0
No 0

If a car is required for education, how available and convenient is the parking provided to students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
1.50 2

0 = terrible, 10 = great

What percentage of your medical school classmates would you estimate live on campus, if on-campus housing is available?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 2

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 2

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 1

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Please describe the on-campus housing if available (i.e., cost, type - studios, 1-br, 2-br, etc.)?

"Reed Hall is a dump. Rent is around 550-600 per month for a quad suite, and the building has not been updated since it was built decades ago. It is scheduled to be replaced in the upcoming years." | Report Response

"$500/month for bedroom in a 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom suite. Not the greatest place to live, but cheap." | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
3.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 2
Merit-based 0
Both 0

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

Are faculty members very available to students via email/message board?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

Are there many opportunities to shadow/work with clinical faculty?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

Are the faculty willing to mentor students in regards to career guidance?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 1

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Some are all-stars, while others are some quite the snoozers." | Report Response

"In general, they are very accesible, open and helpful. The course directors of each unit are incredibly dedicated and spend a large amount of time listening and responding to student feedback. Individual lectures can be more or less acessible, however the general attitude is very open." | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Unknown, I'm in year 2." | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = far away, 10 = close

How are clinical rotations scheduled? What are the required rotations?

"Scheduled by lottery based on student preferences. Required= Outpatient/Longitudinal Clerkship done in first two years, Pediatrics, Neuro/Psych, Ob/Gyn, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Chronic Care, Subinternship." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

No responses

What is the status/condition of the affiliated hospital(s)?

No responses

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

No responses

Social Environment

Do students do a lot of activities outside of school together?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

What do the students typically like to do in the area?

"Restaurants, Bars, Gym, Patterson Park, Intermural Sports, etc." | Report Response

"a large range- bars, hiking, sporting events, museums, music events, cooking, pretty much anything and everything." | Report Response

Post Graduation

How do graduates from this school fare in residency and clinical practice?

"I think only a few students scrambled in Optho, and most students matched at top programs." | Report Response

"I have heard that Hopkins students are very well prepared for residency." | Report Response

What do you believe residency directors think about graduates from this program?

"Highly recruited according to some 4th years." | Report Response

"We have been told they think highly of graduates from Hopkins." | Report Response

Is this school known for producing physicians strong in a certain area? If so, which area?

"Neurosurgeons" | Report Response

"Academic medicine/specialties" | Report Response

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