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Summer Internship at Johns Hopkins Medicine

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Question and answers with Sujin Lee Weinstein, Pharm.D., BCPP, Clinical Pharmacist, Psychiatry, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland

1. How many interns do you have? ~25 interns/year

2. What is the overall philosophy/goals of the internship program? 

  • Provide student interns with an overview of the current health care environment.
  • Expose student interns to current standards of care and policy driven pharmacy practice unique to hospitals and health-systems.
  • Provide student interns with the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally, through interaction with health care professionals, presentation and project processes and advancement in oral and written skills.
  • Provide student interns with opportunities to become an integral part of the staff in the area they have been assigned.

3. How is the internship scheduled and what is the program length? 

  • During phone interview, students identify their top “5” areas that they are interested in and then the program coordinators determine the final assignment
  • Student interns begin either the last Tuesday of May (because of Memorial day) or first Monday in June (only 2 start dates are offered) – continue for at least 9 consecutive weeks (length is dependent on the student intern – some students stay 12-16 weeks with us)
  • It is a paid internship – student interns are considered employees and they must go through the organization’s orientation requirements

4. What type of structured activities do interns participate in?

  • Multiple social events with other interns, residents and preceptors
  • Pharmacist-led topic discussions (including 3 off site visits to another hospital within our health system, the outpatient Homecare Group, and ASHP headquarters in Bethesda)
  • Assignments and projects assigned by preceptors
  • Pharmacist shadowing experiences
  • Attendance/participation in departmental educational activities (CE programs, APPE topic discussions, Pharmacy Grand Rounds, etc.)
  • Formal presentation at the end of the summer to the department regarding the projects they have worked on over the course of their internship
  • ~ 25%-50% present a poster at the following ASHP MCM

5. Who are the preceptors?  Primarily administrative pharmacists (i.e. Division Directors, Operation Managers, Clinical Managers, etc.)

6. How are the preceptors trained? Preceptors have > 5 years of experience and serve as IPPE, APPE, and/or resident preceptors.  They meet annual departmental requirements to serve as a preceptor.


Do interns participate in discussions with staff on professional practice issues? There are pharmacist- led discussions scheduled during the internship program, including three led by our Vice President of Pharmacy Services; preceptors may also schedule 1:1 discussions.  During the summer our ASHP state affiliate, Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) also holds a student leadership workshop that many/most of our student interns attend.

8. What do you feel are your best practices?

  • Our internship provides a comprehensive introduction to pharmacy services available in a large academic system
  • Student interns are able to build their network with pharmacists, residents and fellow students, whom they continue to keep in close contact with after the internship program
  • Many student interns complete a project that is presented as a poster at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Most student interns establish a relationship with their preceptor, who will write a future letter of recommendation (the overwhelming majority of interns pursue residencies)

9. Do you have interprofessional educational activities?

  • Students may attend interprofessional meetings with their preceptors
  • Students attend an academic interprofessional educational activity coordinated with our schools of Business, Nursing, and Public Health

10. Do you have anything else to share?
Our internship program offers a global perspective on a wide range of pharmacy careers and pharmacy services offered through the inpatient, outpatient, administrative, and transitions of care areas.

   Due to the size of our organization, student interns are able to observe and even experience unique, innovative pharmacy services.

  More of an administrative experience, our internship provides student interns with opportunities to work on projects that focus on improving our pharmacy services and workflow, enhancing patient safety, ensuring quality assurance, and even implementing new pharmacy services.

  Student interns are also able to build their professional network by meeting with numerous pharmacists, residents and student peers, often forming lasting relationships.  Student interns often complete the internship program with a better understanding of their own career goals and aspirations.


Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program celebrates 25 years

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Shalyn Merino is spending the summer interning in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she helps escort families to and from waiting areas and supports the nurses in their clerical duties.

It's a role that has introduced Merino, a rising junior at Dundalk High School and Sollers Point Technical High School, to the fast-paced world of highly specialized pediatric care and has inspired her to pursue a career as a registered pediatric nurse.

“It can be intense sometimes, or chaotic when there are a lot of emergency patients, but that's when it's the most important to be there,” Merino says.

“The patients' families are usually really unfamiliar in the PICU environment and overwhelmed by the equipment they see, and I feel if I'm there for them, they feel better.

The patients are usually sleeping after their procedures, but the parents worry that their child will wake up in a strange place and be scared, so if I can help them get to their child quicker, it feels really good.”

Over the past 25 years, thousands of high schoolers who, Merino, live in Baltimore City have spent their summers at Johns Hopkins as paid interns through the Summer Jobs Program.

Interns learned about the college admissions process and academic life during a college fair

Image : Jim Burger / Homewood Photography

Twenty-five students were hired during the summer of 1994, the program's first year. This summer, Hopkins hired a record-breaking 480 students for jobs at more than 200 sites across the health system and university.

Students ages 15 and up who live in the city or attend high school in the city are eligible for the program, which pays Maryland's minimum wage of $10.10 per hour, 30 hours a week for eight weeks from late June through mid-August (the program concludes this week with Friday's graduation event).

But a summer job at Hopkins provides more than a paycheck: Student workers also attend computer courses; a college and career fair; presentations on civic responsibility and readiness; and professional development classes on essential work skills, career exploration, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.

The program has also become a pipeline to meaningful work after high school, with students earning occupational certificates through career and technology education programs at school and then gaining related work experience at Hopkins during the summer. This pairing helps students become clinical technicians, nursing assistants or pharmacy technicians, says Yariela Kerr-Donovan, senior director of strategic workforce development in the Department of Human Resources at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

“Some students can't pursue a purely academic program during the summer because they need to work, and some students leave their job at Hopkins for the day to go to a second job,” says Kerr-Donovan, who has worked for Hopkins for the past 15 years.

“With the certified nursing assistant program, interns take a patient care technician course during the summer while we pay them—it's an academic-work hybrid where they take courses organized by the program and gain experience while also getting paid.

Interns were placed in departments across the university and health system

Image : Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

There are also 20 college students from Baltimore who are hired as peer mentors. Their role is to support the summer interns and help keep them on track with their work, allowing the mentors to develop their leadership skills while also networking with departments across Hopkins, Kerr-Donovan says.

This summer's interns are primarily first-time hires, with 313 students who are new to the program.

Over the years, the program has tried to recruit a greater number of new students to the program by shifting its outreach efforts to city neighborhoods without recreation centers.

Since the launch of HopkinsLocal in 2015, the program has also worked to increase participation from previously underrepresented minority populations.

“The city's demographics are shifting, and we want to reflect that, so we've been making a concerted effort to hire more Latino students, just as we are doing with our overall workforce at Hopkins,” Kerr-Donovan says.

The environmental care department at Johns Hopkins Hospital routinely hires the most summer workers; it is hosting 70 interns this year. Most of the Summer Jobs interns are working on the East Baltimore campus, with the rest spread across Homewood, Bayview, Keswick, Eastern, and other locations off-site.

Students are offered opportunities to work in a variety of offices and departments. They might help out in a lab at Homewood, provide patient transports within the hospital, or shadow communications staffers producing podcasts. Kerr-Donovan says that's the beauty of taking a summer job at Hopkins.

“That's what I love about it—we are a little city unto ourselves,” Kerr-Donovan says. “Almost any job you find in a city, you are going to find it here at Hopkins.”

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15 Summer Programs at Johns Hopkins for High Schoolers

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Johns Hopkins University has many claims to fame. The first research university in the United States has a world-class reputation for its programs across disciplines such as the sciences, international studies, and more.

Along with offering a stellar undergraduate and graduate education, Hopkins also has many summer programs for high school students. Students can not only conduct real research and gain hands-on experience in different disciplines, but also explore Baltimore’s rich history across landmarks such as Inner Harbor.

Want to learn what Johns Hopkins University will actually cost you your income? And how long your application to the school should take? Here’s what every student considering Johns Hopkins University needs to know.

How Can Summer Programs Benefit Students?

Summer programs are learning experiences at their core, but they offer students much more than that. High schoolers can explore college life, often living in dorms with other students. They may also meet people with similar talents and interests, discover new independence (while still under the supervision of staff), and in some cases, even earn college credit.

Moreover, admissions committees are happy to see students spend their summers learning and pursuing their passions. Not only does participating in a summer program demonstrate that a student is academically engaged, but it also shows that they are so involved with a discipline that they go beyond the high school curriculum to study it further.

Is your child thinking of participating in a summer program? Here are 15 programs to consider at Johns Hopkins.

15 Summer Programs at Johns Hopkins

Note: Costs are estimates and vary according to factors such as residential or commuter status.

1. ASPIRE High School Mentoring Program

Grades: 11 and 12

Application deadline: 2/15/19

Cost: N/A

Through the ASPIRE program, students gain hands-on experience in STEM fields. They get to exploring career possibilities and work at Hopkins’ Applied Physics Laboratory, the largest university-affiliated research center in the United States.

While working under the guidance of mentors and researchers, students discover how the concepts they learn apply to the real world.

Students are placed in areas including computer science and engineering, and there are some limited placements in chemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, and neuroscience. 

2-15. Discover Hopkins

Grades: 9, 10, 11

Application deadline: N/A

Cost: $4,800 (unless otherwise specified below)

Students gain insight into the college experience through intensive explorations into different fields. For example, students might learn about the world of research and explore the medical field while hearing perspectives from experts at Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Along with attending lectures and listening to guest speakers, students participate in field trips and weekend getaways to places Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Washington, D.C. Participants may earn one college credit per session.

Programs include:

  • Introduction to Laboratory Research
  • Biomedical Engineering: Rehabilitation and Devices
  • Biomedical Engineering: Stem Cells
  • Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Medical School Intensive ($5,500)
  • Anatomy, Physiology, & Disease I ($5,500)
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Introduction to Surgery ($5,500)
  • Miracles of Modern Medicine
  • The Magic of Physics: How Things Work
  • Combinatorial Game Theory
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Psychological Profiling
  • Public Health Cardiology

How Can You Help Your High Schooler Find the Best Summer Programs?

Does your child need help finding and applying to summer programs? There are many options available for a wide range of niches, from research to the arts and more. Discuss your student’s goals for college and beyond, and reach out to teachers, guidance counselors, older students, and others for advice.

Looking for help navigating the road to college as a high school student? Download our free guide for 9th graders and our free guide for 10th graders. Our guides go in-depth about subjects ranging from academicschoosing coursesstandardized testsextracurricular activitiesand much more!

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Pre-College Programs

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Summer at Hopkins offers rigorous and active-learning experiences designed to expand your mind. Led by innovative and dedicated Hopkins instructors, these programs will help you connect with -minded peers from around the world and enhance your college application. Online Undergraduate Courses are also available if pre-requisites are met.

Pre-College Programs Online

HOP Online and join fellow students and faculty in these 2-week asynchronous programs available over three sessions this summer. Interactive and flexibly-designed to meet today’s needs, you can select one or a combination of these programs across the sessions.

While you are welcome to select more than one online program per session, each is designed so that students committing about 15-17 hours-per-week are able to complete that program.

 Each offering has an all-inclusive rate of $1,500 USD and five of the six programs offer academic credit as well.

Session 1 June 22 – July 3, 2020
Session 2 July 6 – July 17, 2020
Session 3 July 20 – July 31, 2020

Online Pre-College Program Titles and Descriptions

Select the plus sign to review the details of each program: 

Tuition: $1,500
Academic Credit: 1
Certificate of Completion: Yes

Course Description:

The 2-week program is designed to engage bright high school students who are interested in medicine. Taught and guided by experts in the field of Medicine, students will learn basic knowledge and techniques related to surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and biomedical science by participating in interactive lectures and labs. Tuition: $1,500
Academic Credit: 1
Certificate of Completion: Yes

Course Description:

An understanding of physiology is an invaluable part of any budding physician, scientist, or healthcare provider’s repertoire. Students will discover classical anatomy and physiology of the human body. This program will cover topics that include: nervous, muscular, cardiopulmonary, renal, digestive, & immune systems and learn how it effects health and disease. In addition to classroom study, students will be challenged to synthesize their newfound knowledge by participating in interactive activities. Students who wish to pursue biomedical and scientific studies in the future will utilize the knowledge of the basic physiological processes learned in this course and will influence student’s future exploration of the field. Tuition: $1,500
Academic Credit: 1
Certificate of Completion: Yes

Course Description:

In this program, students will focus on strengths and limitations of psychological methods employed by forensic professionals who assist police in criminal investigations. Clinical cases of serial offenders, spree killers, disgruntled employees, and terrorists will be studied. Legal and ethical issues will be explored, including racial profiling, profiling vs. pathway to violence methodology, and other controversies. Tuition: $1,500
Academic Credit: 1
Certificate of Completion: Yes

Course Description:

The neurobiology program provides the foundation for advanced study of neuroscience in research and medicine. Curriculum will cover university-level cellular, network, and behavioral neurobiology using engaging evidence-based educational models that encourage enthusiasm and uninhibited critical thought. Additional emphasis will be placed on familiarizing learners with laboratory and research methods to prepare students for a career in science. There are no prerequisites, but a background in biology is helpful. Tuition: $1,500
Academic Credit: 1
Certificate of Completion: Yes

Course Description:

We are in the midst of a global pandemic that has shifted the ways in which we move world and interact with others around the world. It is more important than ever to have a deeper understanding of how outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics have evolved through reviewing select communicable (COVID-19, Ebola, Zika, and HIV) and non-communicable (diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, injury, and mental health) diseases in public health around the world. We will review the global burden of these diseases and the various forms of prevention efforts undertaken by global and national organizations. Tuition: $1,500
Certificate of Completion: Yes

Course Description:

Begin your college search and strengthen your approach to your college applications by participating in the College Preparatory Institute. Students will gain tools and learn tips to help them develop a balanced college list, research academic fit at target colleges and universities, grasp the steps of the admissions process, and explore skills necessary for strong personal essay writing. Students will develop a better understanding of who they are as a student and refine skills that will help them succeed in college and beyond. The Johns Hopkins College Preparatory program will help you:

  • develop a balanced college list
  • research academic fit at target colleges & universities
  • understand the steps in the admissions process
  • gain mastery and confidence in test-taking
  • explore the elements of a strong personal statement
  • learn about college resources for success

Students will gain a better understanding of the college application process, a stronger sense of who they are as a student, and what is most appealing to a student in terms of college selection. Finally, students will hone the skills they will need to succeed in college and beyond.

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Summer Safety

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  • According to the American Cancer Society, about 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year.
  • Overuse injuries commonly affect athletes, and they are most often caused by poor technique, inadequate warmups or overexertion.
  • Overexposure to ultraviolet light can drastically affect your eyes, possibly leading to the development of cataracts, macular degeneration, pterygium (or surfer’s eye, an abnormal growth on the white of the eye) and photokeratitis (sunburned eyes).
  • The overwhelming majority of Lyme disease cases are concentrated in the Northeast and upper Midwest.

Millions of Americans travel abroad each year. Safety should be a prime consideration for anyone traveling outside the United States. There are certain precautions that travelers can take to improve their safety.

Traveling Abroad

According to the CDC, injuries from motor vehicle crashes pose the greatest risk of injury to international travelers.

Visit the Safety While Traveling Abroad page for tips on motor vehicle safety, how to avoid swimming, violence and animal-associated hazards for more information.

Zika Virus

In 2015, the Zika virus began spreading throughout the Americas and has been linked to fetal microcephaly as well as other neurologic abnormalities.

If you plan on traveling abroad and are concerned about the Zika virus, you can learn more about it on the Johns Hopkins Medicine Zika virus website.

Summer Skin Safety

One of the last things you’re thinking about when you’re relaxing on the beach is the possibility of developing skin cancer later in life. But how you care for your skin now may make a big difference down the road. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world, accounting for almost half of cancer cases.

According to Johns Hopkins dermatologist Timothy Wang, the best ways to protect your skin during the summer include:

  • Staying the sun during the peak hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Applying broad-spectrum, water resistant sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or more.
  • Avoiding tanning beds.

Whether your family is spending time in the pool, at the beach or on a boat this summer, you should be aware of the proper safety precautions to follow. Notably, parents of young children should:

  • Never leave your child unsupervised near water at or in the home, or around any body of water, including a swimming pool.
  • Make sure any boating activities include the proper flotation devices, U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets, in case of an emergency.
  • Consider learning CPR, especially if your child is involved in water activities with regularity.

Eye Safety

Fireworks injuries cause approximately 10,000 visits to the emergency room each year, according to data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. As families and communities make plans for fireworks this summer, the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins is joining the American Academy of Ophthalmology in shining a light on fireworks safety.

To help prevent these injuries, we’re debunking four myths on consumer fireworks use.





Summer Academic Research Experience at Johns Hopkins

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The Summer Academic Research Experience (SARE) is a high school component of our Johns Hopkins Initiative for Careers in Science and Medicine.  SARE seeks to develop exceptional high school students from low-income and diverse backgrounds, by introducing them to biomedical research. The students who go through the program are known as “SARE Scholars”.

 To date, 92% of our scholars to have reached college age have matriculated into 4-year college programs with nearly 100% receiving partial or full financial support, and 59% have chosen STEM or health-related majors.

  SARE also has nearly a 70% college completion rate by five years post high school graduation, which compares favorably to the 14% national average for students from low-income backgrounds.

SARE provides its scholars with a unique exposure to modern scientific research, combined with additional tutoring to fortify academic skills. The rationale is that many low-income youth may not have had the opportunity to be exposed to environments where creative and critical thinking skills are emphasized, where substantial academic accomplishment is celebrated, and where colleagues of all levels are ready to help when one needs it. Laboratories within academic research universities cultivate this type of environment. Therefore, we leverage this environment and utilize our science in outreach to this younger group of students. While research universities already have many outreach programs, most target the undergraduate and post-baccalaureate levels. Through SARE, Johns Hopkins targets adolescents at a critical age in an intensive manner, allowing for substantial impact that will carry on through these students’ lives.   Baltimore is an area of great need. Approximately 34% of children in Baltimore City grow up in poverty, which is nearly three times higher than the national rate (13%). Situated in East Baltimore, SARE provides a conduit for promising, disadvantaged students to achieve the academic and professional skills as well as the network needed to succeed. Please see Program Features to learn about the facets of SARE, including its four pillars: Mentoring, Professionalism, Research, and Academic Fortification. For a downloadable, short description of SARE, click here.  Boys Hope Girls Hope, Baltimore
Health Resources and Services AdminstrationThe Thomas Wilson FoundationThe Johns Hopkins UniversityThe Johns Hopkins School of MedicineUnited Way of Central Maryland Joyce A. Robinson Living Trust We thank our partnering organizations: Boys Hope Girls Hope, BaltimoreThe SEED School of Maryland Green Street Academy, BaltimoreBaltimore Polytechnic InstitutePaul Laurence Dunbar High SchoolGreater Grace Christian Academy Eastern Technical High School

Jan 20, 2020: Doctoral Diversity Program Scholar and now 2nd-yr medical student Michelle Colbert and I got to share the story of the Johns Hopkins Initiative for Careers in Science and Medicine on “Midday with Tom Hall on WYPR (88.1) in Baltimore.  Michelle was awesome in this interview!  Here is the link: MLK Jr. Day of Service, Pt 2: Hopkins' Careers in Science & Medicine Initiative

Dec 2, 2019: Here is our write up for the Americal Society for Cell Biology on the CSM Initiative: The Johns Hopkins Initiative for Careers in Science and Medicine

Nov 29, 2019: Q&A: The Next Generation of Scientific Researchers – check out the discussion with SARE alums, Thinzar Htwe, Jasmine Burrell, and Dwayne Thomas.

Jul 16, 2019: SARE Scholar Thinzar Htwe received the CARES Symposium Scholarship!  Congratulations, Thinzar!

Jul 16, 2019: Congrats to Kristiana Smith and Thinzar Htwe for being selected to share their stories at this year's CARES Symposium!  In addition, Kristiana and Thinzar will present their research at the CARES event, which will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

Jul 5, 2018: SARE Scholars become movers and shakers in their communities.  See what emerging leader Stephanie Keyaka is up too – Penn State Student Fights for Change in Charm City

Jul 21, 2017: SARE Scholar Jasmine Burrell was the CollegeBound Foundation (CBF) Scholar of the Year and gave the keynote speech at the CBF's Luncheon (Jasmine presented right before Under Armour founder Kevin Plank gave his talk).  Jasmine is matriculating into University of Maryland College Park where she will major in biochemistry.  Kudos also to Erin Goley who was Jasmine’s research mentor PI!  

And while we are at it, SARE had two scholars recognized by the CollegeBound Foundation at the luncheon.  In addition to Jasmine, current SARE Scholar Kalila Holley was a CollegeBound Foundation Scholar of the Week. 

The CBF recognizes 12 Scholars of the Week each year for their academic achievements, leadership, and community service, and they develop a 30-s commercial highlighting the scholar, which airs on Fox-45 for a week.  In addition, the Scholar of the Year receives a $1000 scholarship from the CBF.

Jul 19, 2017: The Careers in Science and Medicine went to the Hill to advocate for the Health Careers Opportunity Program, which supports the CSM and SARE.  DDP Director Deidra Crews, SARE scholar Tori Gillam, DDP scholar Ricardo Perez Dulzaides, SARE Director Doug Robinson, and Kristen Reek of Johns Hopkins Governmental Affairs participated.

 We had terrific meetings with the Representative Antony Brown, Suzanne Brown (Representative Elizah Cummings' office), Ziky Ababiya (Senator Van Hollen's office), Arnold Solamillos (Senator Cardin's office), and Tara Oursler (Representative Ruppersberger's office).  See our photo with Representative Antony Brown in the slider.

  Tori and Ricardo were outstanding advocates for HCOP!

Jul 14, 2017: SARE welcomes back 2013 SARE Scholar Milan Dower.  Milan is now a biomedical engineering major at University of Miami (3.7 GPA – Go Milan! – though we aren't surprised! .  Milan will share her college experience with the current SARE scholars.  Can't wait to see you, Milan! Jun 26, 2017: SARE is in full session.  What a great group with 17 scholars, including 6 returners!  Mar 7, 2017: DDP scholars Uriel Sanchez and Mobolanle Adebesin have multiple acceptances into MD and MD/PhD programs.  Uriel has acceptances into several MD programs, including at Johns Hopkins, Stanford and Harvard.  Mobolanle has acceptances into MD/PhD programs, including at Emory, Vanderbilt, Washington University St. Louis, and University of Chicago.  This is very exciting!  Congrats, Bola and Uriel! Nov 22, 2016: The Johns Hopkins Initiative for Careers in Science and Medicine: Helping Scholars Overcome Socioeconomic Barriers may now receive support through the United Way of Central Maryland and may be identified as JH Careers in Science and Medicine: Overcoming Socioeconomic Barriers with designation code 2994.  Nov 21, 2016:  Our pipeline initiative, which includes SARE, Biophysics Research for Baltimore Teens (BRBT), Summer Internship Program (SIP), and the Doctoral Diversity Program (DDP), will now be identified as the Johns Hopkins Initiative for Careers in Science and Medicine: Helping Scholars Overcome Socioeconomic Barriers (CSM for short). ​Nov 21, 2016: Doctoral Diversity Program Scholar Mobolanle Adebesin was just accepted into the Emory University MD-PhD program. Congratulations, Bola! ​Nov 21, 2016: We learned last week that several more of our SARE scholars have returned to school and are now realizing a 1.5 or greater increase in their GPAs as compared to last spring before they came to SARE.  June 21, 2016: We were awarded a grant from the Thomas Wilson Foundation for the Children of Baltimore.  Thank you, TWF!

​June 20, 2016: 15 SARE scholars (14 new and one returning) started today!

Aug 17, 2015: We received word today that we were awarded a ~$2M Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).   With this grant, we will now double our number of students at the high school level (to >25 students/yr between SARE and our partnering program BRBT, which is another Hopkins high school program that shares our goals and values).  We will also expand to include undergraduates (~17/yr) from disadvantaged backgrounds as part of the Summer Internship Program (SIP).  We will also create a new program, the Doctoral Diversity Program (DDP), which will provide a 1-year mentored research and career development opportunity to 5 postbaccalaureate students annually.  To accomplish this, we have assembled a wonderful team of Johns Hopkins Faculty and Staff who will help make this happen.  Our overall goal is to establish a pipeline program to prepare students from disadvantaged backgrounds to be able to pursue advanced degrees in medical and STEM fields.  Overall, this is a massive, comprehensive effort in which we will be impacting 48, 52, and 56 students in 2016, 2017, and 2018, respectively.     Jul 30, 2015: Check out Assefa Akinwole's CARES Symposium Talk. Four more scholars will matriculate into college this fall (2015). 1. Christopher Miller will attend Allegheny College as a mathematics major and on a full-ride scholarship from the National Science Foundation.2. Stephanie Keyaka will attend Penn State, majoring in political science, and will be in the Schreyer Honors Program.3. Diana Bobb will major in chemistry or biology at the University of Dayton and received scholarship and grant support from the university.4. De'Sean Markley will attend Furman University and major in chemistry or biology.  De'Sean also received considerable financial support.  Interested in applying?  Please contact Ms. Laura Murphy, SARE Co-Director for more information: If you are interested in helping support SARE, please contact Doug Robinson ( or Katie Sullivan, Associate Director of Development (, Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences.