How do you want to change the world?
Hopkins students take advantage of world-class resources and unique research opportunities to go beyond traditional medical careers and make a lasting impact on society.
What does it mean to be pre-health here?
Pre-health students at Hopkins are finding solutions to the world’s most pressing health issues and developing the techniques, procedures, and policies that shape the healthcare industry and impact patient care.
Pre-health at Hopkins encompasses pre-med and other health-related pre-professional tracks: Dentistry, pharmacy, physician’s assistant, optometry public health, veterinary medicine, nursing, and physical/occupational therapy. Pre-health students utilize our Pre-Professional Advising and Life Design Lab to explore the different spheres of healthcare professions, and have access to world-renowned facilities like our School of Public Health and School of Medicine.
STUDENT’S COVID-19 EXPLAINER VIDEO BECOMES EDUCATIONAL TOOL IN THAILAND
When Jessie K., '21, put together a slideshow presentation about slowing the spread of COVID-19, she hoped to convince family to stay home more often. But soon her YouTube video would soon become the centerpiece of Thailand's response to the disease.
The Hopkins advantage
Medical tutorials offer undergraduates the opportunity to broaden their concept of medicine through non-credit, non-graded experiences. Interested students are supervised by faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as they prepare for a career in healthcare.
Pre-health students can join the Health Sciences Career Academy through our Life Design Lab to explore their interests in basic science, research, pharmaceuticals, public health, and medicine—and network with alumni who work in the health sciences.
Students who complete committee letter eligibility requirements will receive a letter from the Office of Pre-Professional Advising that presents their background, strengths, and competencies for when they apply to medical school or dental school.
World class faculty
Research awards and resources
- Hopkins Office for Undergraduate Research (HOUR) supports undergrads in research endeavors by connecting them to opportunities both inside and outside of Hopkins.
- Pre-Professional Advising provides guidance for students on a pre-health track, and has programs like Johns Hopkins Underrepresented in Medicine Program (JUMP).
- Pre-Health Advising Guides to help students understand the process of preparing for and applying to medical and dental schools.
- Summer Opportunities for research, internships, jobs, and shadowing in health-related fields.
- Study Abroad Opportunities, including programs specifically for pre-health students, such as Hopkins Oxford Pre-Medical Science Program in the United Kingdom and Hopkins Neuroscience in Salamanca, Spain.