JHM's vision, "Together, we will deliver the promise of medicine," is supported by its mission to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive, JHM educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts biomedical research; and provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness.
As Vice Dean for Education, I want to welcome you to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Whether you’re looking to become a physician, find a clinical fellowship or residency program, hoping to pursue a life of basic science research or aspiring to join one of the best medical art programs in the world, Johns Hopkins has what you are looking for. Our medical and graduate programs are ranked among the top in the nation and our teachers, scientists, and physicians are some of the world’s foremost experts in their fields. That's what gets people interested in coming to Johns Hopkins... but it's the culture here that gets people to stay. It's a culture of excellence and an aspiration to be the best in the world at what you do, mixed with friendliness, and a spirit of collaboration that make it all possible... and wonderful to be part of.
While we are steeped in history, having been the first institution of its kind to bring together patient care, research and education, you’ll find that we also have some of the most cutting-edge research happening here. We have biomedical engineers working side-by-side with surgeons developing mind-controlled prosthetic limbs; we have geneticists working with oncologists decoding cancer genomes and looking for drug targets; and we have students designing synthetic genomes to better understand the fundamentals of life. And you can be a part of this.
Nobel Laureates Johns Hopkins School of MedicineSixteen Nobel laureates associated with the School of Medicine as alumni and faculty have won the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Chemistry.
- Carol Greider – Faculty, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2009
- Oliver Smithies – Faculty, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2007
- Richard Axel – MD 1971, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2004
- Peter Agre – MD 1974, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2003
- Paul Greengard – PhD 1953, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2000
- David Hubel – Assistant resident, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1981
- Torsten Wiesel – Faculty, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1981
- Hamilton O. Smith – Faculty, MD 1956, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1978
- Daniel Nathans - Faculty, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1978
- Haldan Keffer Hartline – MD 1927, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1967
- Francis Peyton Rous – MD, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1966
- Joseph Erlanger – MD 1899, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1944
- Herbert Spencer Gasser – MD 1915, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1944
- George Richards Minot – Assistant in Medicine, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1934
- George Hoyt Whipple – MD 1905, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1934
- Thomas Hunt Morgan – PhD 1890, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1933
Reputation Johns Hopkins School of MedicineFor years, Johns Hopkins has been among the nation's top medical schools in the number of competitive research grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health. According to U.S. News and World Report, Johns Hopkins has always ranked in the top 3 research-centered medical schools. Its major teaching hospital, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, was ranked the top hospital in the United States every year from 1991 to 2011 by U.S. News and World Report. Askmen.com ranked an M.D. from Johns Hopkins as one of the five most prestigious degrees in the world.
According to the Flexner Report, Hopkins has served as the model for American medical education. It was the first medical school to require its students to have an undergraduate degree and was also the first graduate-level medical school to admit women on an equal basis as men. Mary Elizabeth Garrett, head of the Women's Medical School Fund, was a driving force behind both of these firsts. School founder Sir William Osler became the first Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins and the Physician-in-Chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Osler was responsible for establishing the residency system of postgraduate medical training, where young physicians were required to "reside" within the hospital to better care for their patients.