Outside view of the Undergraduate Teaching Labs at night
explore the possibilities

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.

Two students conduct research in a lab on campus
Academic flexibility

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.

Explore the pre-health advising track
Covid-19 Explainer video

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

Students work with a professor to demonstrate developing technology

Medical Tutorials

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.

Female student wears a student-designed Ebola protective suit

Career Academies

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.

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Committee Letter

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

Lisa Cooper

Lisa Cooper, equity in health and healthcare

Close up portrait of Professor Nilanjan Chatterjee

Nilanjan Chatterjee, biostatistics and genetic epidemiology

Kirsten Bohn

Kirsten Bohn, behavioral biology

A student displays a medical device
make your mark

Research awards and resources

Students show off a mask prototype

Student engineering team wins $250,000 for adaptable surgical mask design