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

Medical Tutorials provide the opportunity for students to explore areas within medicine. Students who want to gain either introductory or more advanced research experience may find opportunities in various departments within the School of Medicine.

Students can participate in one of the approximately 90 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 to maximize their view of the possibilities within the medical profession.

Example Tutorials

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

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. Students also gain valuable experience through volunteer opportunities at various clinics in the Baltimore community.

Note: Volunteering experiences may be modified or suspended during the pandemic.