Student Voices

Hear from a collection of students on why they chose JHU’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program.

Ashish Thakrar

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2017; Internal Medicine Resident, Johns Hopkins Hospital 

The advising is phenomenal. The advisers have years of experience working with post-bacs and know the medical school application process inside and out. Their doors were always open, and I felt like I had access to them whenever I needed advice about anything—classes, medical school visits, my application, interviews, or even how to take advantage of all Baltimore has to offer.

George Anderson

Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, 2023 

The JHU postbac not only provided me with an excellent foundation in the sciences, but also helped me learn how to organize my time and accomplish multiple academic pursuits simultaneously. Upon starting medical school, I felt that I had an advantage compared to my peers due to my experiences in the JHU postbac.

Kimberly Fiscella

School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Rochester 2020 

My mentor’s unique perspective, shaped by extensive volunteer work and research abroad, combined with her willingness to let me jump in to help with research, was invaluable. I learned so much about conducting clinical research, about the conditions she treats, and how she makes decisions.

Morgan Snow

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 2023 

My medical tutorial was with Dr. Maria Trent, who specializes in adolescent/young adult medicine at Hopkins. I worked directly with patients educating them on our study, and she supported me in developing my own project, which was a big part of my application to medical school.

Scott Pfirrman

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 2020 

"If the postbac year doesn’t test your mental stamina, perseverance, time management skills, and academic work ethic, you’re not going to the right program! Medical school is challenging, and the Hopkins Postbac prepares you for the first year. The school and community have so much to offer."

Steven Thornton

Duke School of Medicine 

Prioritize a program where you’re confident that the faculty and advisors will be deeply invested in your goals. For me, Hopkins was that place. ... Through the Medical Tutorial program, shadowing, and volunteering I met physicians who served as role models and supported me as I honed my interests in medicine.