Medical Tutorials

Medical Tutorials are semester-long experiences offered through and sponsored by faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Students choose from Tutorials located at the School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital and earn academic credit. Each student works alongside a mentor in one of the following broad categories:

  • Clinical practicum (“shadowing” with didactics)
  • Basic laboratory research
  • Clinical research
  • Educational research
  • Translational research
  • Clinical trials
  • Community outreach and awareness
  • Hospital quality improvement

For students who wish to explore areas within medicine, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. For those who want to gain either introductory or more advanced research experience, opportunities abound in various departments within the School of Medicine. Students can participate in one of the approximately 70 Tutorials offered each semester or create one to complement previous experiences or investigate new interests. Students may continue in the same Tutorial for two successive semesters, or they may enroll in one Tutorial in the fall and another in the spring in order to maximize their view of the possibilities within the medical profession.

The following examples of Medical Tutorials show the range of areas in medicine that our students have experienced:

  • Clinical Research in Voice and Voice Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Basic Concept of Behavioral Phenotypes
  • Conducting Clinical Research in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Molecular Genetics of Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Structural Biology of Pathways Altered in Cancer
  • Substance Addiction Consultation Service Clinical & Research Practicum
  • Biomedical Engineering Applications in Cancer
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Clinical Care of Patients with Movement Disorders
  • Medical Microbiology/Antibiotics Research
  • Functional Imaging of Bacterial Infection
  • Clinical Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Protein Quality Control in Yeast; a Model for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Additional Medical Experience

Students also gain valuable medically-related experience through volunteer opportunities at various clinics in the Baltimore community. Additionally, the program coordinates two optional mid-year intersession programs for our students at nearby Sinai Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center, where they learn more about the hospital environment and specialties in medicine.