Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine School Feedback (2022)

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What graduating class are you in? Are you pursuing any joint degrees (MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.)? Are you considered in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes? What is your race/ethnic background? Overall, how would you rate this medical program? What is the reputation of the school in the medical community? What is the reputation of the research that goes on at this school? What was your MCAT score? What was your undergrad GPA? What was your undergrad science GPA? How is the curriculum structured? How many courses are taken at a given time? How long are you typically in class per day? Are courses recorded for medical students? How many days per week is anatomy lab? How many students per cadaver? How long (in months) do you have anatomy? Is the curriculum lecture-centric or small-group centric? Are standardized patients used? How much patient interaction is there in the pre-clinical years? Are syllabi provided for the student? How do you feel about the location of the school? Do you feel safe on campus? How available and convenient is public transportation? Is a car necessary at any point during your education here? If a car is required for education, how available and convenient is the parking provided to students? Is on-campus housing available? What is the quality of available on-campus housing? What percentage of your medical school classmates would you estimate live on campus, if on-campus housing is available? Is couples housing available? Is nearby off-campus housing available? How expensive is nearby off-campus housing? Are fees/tuition expensive? How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)? Are many institutional scholarships/grants available? Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based? Are faculty members very open to students during office hours? Are faculty members very available to students via email/message board? Are there many opportunities to shadow/work with clinical faculty? Are the faculty willing to mentor students in regards to career guidance? Is the class ranked? Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain? Is desired rotation order easy to obtain? Are the elective rotations easy to obtain? Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students? Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students? How far are the clinical sites from the main campus? Do students do a lot of activities outside of school together? How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs? What is the range of extracurricular clubs available? Is the student body cooperative or competitive? Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities? Is the environment supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students? Is the environment supportive for married students? Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities? Is the environment supportive for older/non-traditional students? Videos

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What graduating class are you in?

Response#Responders
20070
20080
20090
20100
20110
20121
20131
20140
20150
20160
20170
20180
20190
20200
20210
20220
20230
20240

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

Response#Responders
No2
BA/DO0
BS/DO0
DO/JD0
DO/MA0
DO/MBA0
DO/MPH0
DO/MS0
DO/PhD0
MD/JD0
MD/MBA0
MD/MPH0
MD/MS0
MD/PhD0

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

Response#Responders
in-state0
out-of-state1
international0
Not applicable1

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response#Responders
Caucasian2
African American0
Hispanic0
Asian or Pacific Islander0
Native American/ Native Alaskan0
Other/Multiracial 0

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

ResponseAvg#Responders
10.002

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

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

ResponseAvg#Responders
10.002

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

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

ResponseAvg#Responders
10.002

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average# Responders
5192

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average# Responders
3.772

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average# Responders
3.782

"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

"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

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"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 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-based2
Traditional0

How many courses are taken at a given time?

Response#Responders
11
21
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100

How long are you typically in class per day?

Response#Responders
0
1-2 hours0
2-3 hours0
3-4 hours0
4-5 hours1
5-6 hours1
6> hours0

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response#Responders
Video recording2
Free note taking service0
Fee-based note taking service0
Powerpoint slides provided only1
None0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

Response#Responders
10
20
30
40
52
60
70

How many students per cadaver?

Response#Responders
Prosections only0
1-20
3-42
5-60
7-80
>80

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

Response#Responders
3 months2
6 months0
9 months0
12 months0
24 months0

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

ResponseAvg#Responders
4.502

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

Are standardized patients used?

Response# Responders
yes2
no0

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

ResponseAvg#Responders
9.002

0 = none, 10 = extensive

"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

"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

"The rest."| Report Response

"most books."| Report Response

"It does not seem like it."| Report Response

"No."| Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

ResponseAvg#Responders
4.002

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

ResponseAvg#Responders
6.002

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

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How available and convenient is public transportation?

ResponseAvg#Responders
7.002

0 = Non-existent, 10 = Extensive & convenient

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

Response#Responders
Pre-clinical years0
Clinical years2
All years0
No0

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

ResponseAvg#Responders
7.502

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response# Responders
yes2
no0

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

ResponseAvg#Responders
1.502

0 = terrible, 10 = great

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

ResponseAvg#Responders
3.002

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response# Responders
yes0
no2

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response# Responders
yes1
no1

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

ResponseAvg#Responders
7.002

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

"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?

ResponseAvg#Responders
3.502

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

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

ResponseAvg#Responders
6.002

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

ResponseAvg#Responders
8.002

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response#Responders
Need-based2
Merit-based0
Both0

Faculty/Grades

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Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

ResponseAvg#Responders
7.002

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

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

ResponseAvg#Responders
7.002

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

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

ResponseAvg#Responders
10.002

0 = none, 10 = lots

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

ResponseAvg#Responders
10.002

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response# Responders
yes0
no1

"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

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

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"P/F"| Report Response

"Pass, High Pass, Honors"| Report Response

"Honors/High Pass/Pass/Fail"| Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

ResponseAvg#Responders
5.002

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

ResponseAvg#Responders
5.002

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

ResponseAvg#Responders
5.002

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

ResponseAvg#Responders
5.002

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

ResponseAvg#Responders
5.002

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

ResponseAvg#Responders
5.002

0 = far away, 10 = close

"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

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Social Environment

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

ResponseAvg#Responders
8.502

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

ResponseAvg#Responders
5.002

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

ResponseAvg#Responders
6.502

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

ResponseAvg#Responders
7.002

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

ResponseAvg#Responders
8.002

0 = no, 10 = very

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

ResponseAvg#Responders
6.502

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

ResponseAvg#Responders
8.002

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

ResponseAvg#Responders
7.502

0 = no, 10 = very

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

ResponseAvg#Responders
7.502

0 = no, 10 = very

"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

"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

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

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

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