Johns Hopkins University

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Committee on Admissions / School of Medicine / 733 North Broadway, Suite G-49 / Baltimore, Maryland USA 21205

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
10
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
1893
US News Rank - Research
2
US News Rank - Primary Care
20
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 4M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.95
Median MCAT
521
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
Yes
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
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Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
No
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$100
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes, after applicant has interviewed

Secondary Essay Prompts

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is dedicated to preparing students to practice compassionate medicine of the highest standards and to contributing to the advancement of medical knowledge.




Essay Topics (2019-2020)

Briefly describe your single, most rewarding experience. Feel free to refer to an experience previously described in your AMCAS application.

Are there any areas of medicine that are of particular interest to you? If so, please comment.

Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician.

Briefly describe a situation where you were not in the majority. What did you learn from the experience?

Optional: The Admissions Committee values hearing about each candidate for admission, including what qualities the candidate might bring to the School of Medicine if admitted. If you feel there is information not already addressed in the application that will enable the Committee to know more about you and this has influenced your desire to be a physician, feel free to write a brief statement in the space below. You may address any subject you wish, such as being a first generation college student, or being a part of a minority group (whether because of your sexual orientation, religion, economic status, gender identity, ethnicity) or being the child of undocumented immigrants or being undocumented yourself, etc. Please note that this question is optional and that you will not be penalized should you choose not to answer it.

characters: 9999 each

Essay Topics ('18 -'19)

If you took a gap year: 700 char box describing activities

If you took time off *during* undergrad: 700 char box describing why / what you did

600 chars for academic honors and awards.

Briefly describe your single, most rewarding experience. Feel free to refer to an experience previously described in your AMCAS application.

This space is limited to 900 characters. Please type directly in this box or, you can create your essays in a word processor and then cut and paste your response into the essay box. Please do not use tabs or hard returns.

Are there any areas of medicine that are of particular interest to you? If so, please comment.

This space is limited to 1100 characters. Please type directly in this box or, you can create your essays in a word processor and then cut and paste your response into the essay box. Please do not use tabs or hard returns.

Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician.

This space is limited to 900 characters. Please type directly in this box or, you can create your essays in a word processor and then cut and paste your response into the essay box. Please do not use tabs or hard returns.

Briefly describe a situation where you were not in the majority. What did you learn from this experience?

This space is limited to 1100 characters. Please type directly in this box or, you can create your essays in a word processor and then cut and paste your response into the essay box. Please do not use tabs or hard returns.

The Admissions Committee values hearing about each candidate for admission, including what qualities the candidate might bring to the School of Medicine if admitted. If you feel there is information not already addressed in the application that will enable the Committee to know more about you and this has influenced your desire to be a physician, feel free to write a brief statement in the space below. You may address any subject you wish, such as being a first generation college student, or being a part of a minority group (whether because of your sexual orientation, religion, economic status, gender identity, ethnicity), or being the child of undocumented immigrants or being undocumented yourself, etc. Please note that this question is optional and that you will not be penalized should you choose not to answer it.

This space is limited to 1100 characters. Please type directly in this box or, you can create your essays in a word processor and then cut and paste your response into the essay box. Please do not use tabs or hard returns.

MSTP:

Please list your area(s) of interest in graduate study. These may be general and/or specific: (270 chars)

If you are planning to defer admission: 180 chars to explain why.

Foreign language proficiency

List names of ppl writing MD/PhD letters for you.

Essay Topics ('17 -'18)

If you have already received your bachelor's degree, please describe what you have been doing since graduation, and your plans for the upcoming year. 700 char

If you interrupted your college education for a semester or longer, please describe what you did during that time. 700 char

List any academic honors or awards you have received since entering college: 600 char

Briefly describe your single, most rewarding experience. Feel free to refer to an experience previously described in your AMCAS application. 900 char

Are there any areas of medicine that are of particular interest to you? If so, please comment. 1100 char

Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician. 900 char

Briefly describe a situation where you were not in the majority. What did you learn from this experience? 1100 char

The Admissions Committee values hearing about each candidate for admission, including what qualities the candidate might bring to the School of Medicine if admitted. If you feel there is information not already addressed in the application that will enable the Committee to know more about you and this has influenced your desire to be a physician, feel free to write a brief statement in the space below. You may address any subject you wish, such as being a first generation college student, or being a part of a minority group (whether because of your sexual orientation, religion, economic status, gender identity, ethnicity), or being the child of undocumented immigrants or being undocumented yourself, etc. Please note that this question is optional and that you will not be penalized should you choose not to answer it. 1100 char

If applying to the dual MD/MBA program, please describe your reasons for wishing to obtain this degree. 1100 char

Essay Topics ('16 -'17)

Briefly describe your single, most rewarding experience. Feel free to refer to an experience previously described in your AMCAS application. (900 char)

Are there any areas of medicine that are of particular interest to you? If so, please comment. (1100 char)

Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician. (900 char)

Briefly describe a situation where you were not in the majority. What did you learn from this experience? (1100 char)

The Admissions Committee values hearing about each candidate for admission, including what qualities the candidate might bring to the School of Medicine if admitted. If you feel there is information not already addressed in the application that will enable the Committee to know more about you and this has influenced your desire to be a physician, feel free to write a brief statement in the space below. You may address any subject you wish, such as being a first generation college student, or being a part of a minority group (whether because of your sexual orientation, religion, economic status, gender identity, ethnicity), or being the child of undocumented immigrants or being undocumented yourself, etc. Please note that this question is optional and that you will not be penalized should you choose not to answer it. (1100 char)

If applying to the dual MD/MBA program, please describe your reasons for wishing to obtain this degree. (1100 char)

Essay Topics ('15 -'16)

Briefly describe your single, most rewarding experience. Feel free to refer to an experience previously described in your AMCAS application. (900 char)

Are there any areas of medicine that are of particular interest to you? If so, please comment. (1100 char)

Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician. (900)

Briefly describe a situation where you were not in the majority. What did you learn from this experience? (1100 char)

Optional: The Admissions Committee values hearing about each candidate for admission, including what qualities the candidate might bring to the School of Medicine if admitted. If you feel there is information not already addressed in teh application that will enable the Committee to know more about you and this has influenced your desire to be a physician, feel free to write a brief statement in the space below. You may address any subjecct you wish, such as being a first generation college student, or being part of a minority group (whether because of your sexual orientation, religion, economic status, gender identity, ethnicity), or being the child of undocumented immigrants or being undocumented yourself, etc. Pleasenote that this question is optional and that you will not be penalized should you choose not to answer it.

Essay Topics ('14 -'15)

If you have already received your bachelor's degree, please describe what you have been doing since graduation, and your plans for the upcoming year. (700 characters)

If you interrupted your college education for a semester or longer, please describe what you did during that time. (700 characters)

List any academic honors or awards you have received since entering college: (600 characters)

Briefly describe your single, most rewarding experience. Feel free to refer to an experience previously described in your AMCAS application. (900 characters)

Are there any areas of medicine that are of particular interest to you? If so, please comment. (1100 characters)

Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician. (900 characters)

Briefly describe a situation where you were not in the majority. What did you learn from this experience? (1100 characters)

If applying to the dual MD/MBA program, please describe your reasons for wishing to obtain this degree. (1100 characters)

Essay Topics ('13 -'14)

If you have already received your bachelor's degree, please describe what you have been doing since graduation, and your plans for the upcoming year. (700 characters)

If you interrupted your college education for a semester or longer, please describe what you did during that time. (700 characters)

List any academic honors or awards you have received since entering college. (600 characters)

Briefly describe your single, most rewarding experience. Feel free to refer to an experience previously described in your AMCAS application. (900 characters)

Are there any areas of medicine that are of particular interest to you? If so, please comment. (1100 characters)

Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician. (900 characters)

Briefly describe a situation where you were not in the majority. What did you learn from this experience? (1100 characters)

If applying to the dual MD/MBA program, please describe your reasons for wishing to obtain this degree. (1100 characters)

Essay Topics ('12 -'13)

1. If you have already received your bachelor's degree, please describe what you have been doing since graduation, and your plans for the upcoming year (700 character limit).

2. If you interrupted your college education for a semester or longer, please describe what you did during that time (700 character limit).

3. List any academic honors or awards you have received since entering college (600 character limit):

4. Briefly describe your single, most rewarding experience. Feel free to refer to an experience previously described in your AMCAS application (900 character limit).

5. Are there any areas of medicine that are of particular interest to you? If so, please comment (1100 character limit).

6. Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician (900 character limit).

7. If applicable, describe a situation where you were not in the majority. What did you learn from this experience? (1100 character limit).

8. If applying to the dual MD/MBA program, please describe your reasons for wishing to obtain this degree(1100 character limit).



Essay Topics ('11-'12)



Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician.900 characters

If Applicable, describe a situation where you were not in the majority. 1100 characters

Are there any areas of medicine that are of particular interest to you? If so, please comment. 1100 characters

Briefly Describe your most rewarding Experience or some achievement of which you are particularly proud. 900 characters



Essay Topics ('10-11)

If you have already received your bachelor's degree, please describe what you have been doing since graduation, and your plans for the upcoming year. (700 character limit)If you interrupted your college education for a semester or longer, please describe what you did during that time. (700 character limit)List any academic honors or awards you have received since entering college. (600 character limit)Briefly Describe your most rewarding Experience or some achievement of which you are particularly proud. (900 character limit)If applicable, describe a situation where you were not in the majority. (1100 character limit)Are there any areas of medicine that are of particular interest to you? If so, please comment. (1100 character limit)Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician. (900 character limit)Essay Topics ('09-10)

If you have already received your bachelor's degree, please describe what you have been doing since graduation, and your plans for the upcoming year. (700 character limit)If you interrupted your college education for a semester or longer, please describe what you did during that time. (700 character limit)List any academic honors or awards you have received since entering college. (600 character limit)Briefly Describe your most rewarding Experience or some achievement of which you are particularly proud. (900 character limit)If applicable, describe a situation where you were not in the majority. (1100 character limit)Are there any areas of medicine that are of particular interest to you? If so, please comment. (1100 character limit)Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician. (900 character limit)

Essay Topics ('08-'09)

If you have already received your bachelor's degree, please describe what you have been doing since graduation, and your plans for the upcoming year. (700 char)

If you interrupted your college education for a semester or longer, please describe what you did during that time. (700 char)

List any academic honors or awards you have received since entering college. (600 char)

Briefly Describe your most rewarding Experience or some achievement of which you are particularly proud. (900 char)

Are there any areas of medicine that are of particular interest to you? If so, please comment. (1100 char)

Briefly describe a situation where you had to overcome adversity; include lessons learned and how you think it will affect your career as a future physician. (900)

If Applicable, describe a situation where you were not in the majority. (1100 char)Admissions resources:

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/Research/johns_hopkins_research_topics.htmlResearch Topics

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/Research/core_research_facilities.htmlResearch Facilities

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/Research/academic_research_departments.htmlResearch Departments

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/emergencymedicine/residency/programs/curriculum.htmlResidency Curriculum

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/emergencymedicine/residency/town/Life In Baltimore and Maryland

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/emergencymedicine/residency/town/our_town_links.htmlBaltimore

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/about/research/highlights.htmlResearch Highlights

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/emergencymedicine/residency/hospitals/Hospital Profiles

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/about/history/History of Johns Hopkins Medicine

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/emergencymedicine/PDFs/Facts_and_figures.pdfFacts and FiguresLetters of Recommendation Requirement

Applicants attending colleges with premedical advisors or committees are required to send letters from these sources. Applicants attending colleges without premedical advisors or committees must send two letters of recommendation from senior faculty in science departments and a letter of recommendation from one non-science faculty. Applicants are invited to submit letters from additional faculty as well.Note to applicants with a year or more of full-time employment or graduate studies: In addition to the required premedical letters, recommendations from supervisors or graduate faculty must also be submitted.

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