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A multi-disciplinary approach to critical care for adults

Dale Needham, M.D. Intro to AMP-ICU


The AMP Adult ICU Early Rehabilitation program is an evidence-based, multi-disciplinary intervention that has been proven safe for ICU patients, even those requiring endotracheal tubes, continuous hemodialysis and femoral catheters.

The program’s goal is to reduce deep sedation and get patients mobilized and engaged in functional activities.

When early intervention is started within a few days of initiating mechanical ventilation, patients experience less hospital-acquired impairments, have shorter length of stay, and are more often discharged to their home rather than to a skilled nursing or rehabilitation facility. Follow @icurehab.    Sign up for ICU Rehab monthly emails

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy ICU Competencies ($495)

Competency materials utilized at Johns Hopkins Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to train physical and occupational therapists in adult ICU rehabilitation

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  This 7-module competency presentation is designed to provide the core skills required to safely and professionally develop and perform a physical therapy and occupational therapy plan of care for the critically ill patient. Competency quiz and skills check-off are also included. 

  • The 7 competency modules include:
    • Introduction to ICU Rehabilitation: Discusses the consequences of immobility and ICU-acquired weakness and the benefits of early activity and rehabilitation
    • Understanding ICU Equipment: Details common types of ICU equipment and how to utilize equipment to mobilize patients
    • Oxygen Delivery Systems: Reviews the basics of PaO2 vs. SaO2 and identifies common supplemental oxygen – low flow systems
    • Understanding Mechanical Ventilation: Identifies types of airways, common modes of ventilation, and possible complications associated with mechanical ventilation
    • ICU Lab Values: Discusses lab values relevant to ICU patients
    • ICU Delirium: Discusses how to define, assess, prevent and manage patients with delirium
    • Optimal Assessment and Treatment Planning: Discusses the development of an optimal treatment plan for patients in the ICUAlso included: Suggested Diagnoses and Disease Processes

$495 per hospital (1-4 Hospitals), $395 per hospital (5+ Hospitals)

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Critical Care Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Quality Assurance Toolkit ($49)

A collection of quality assurance forms, trackers and calculators used at Johns Hopkins. The toolkit is designed to efficiently monitor and evaluate physical rehabilitation and cognitive evaluations and interventions in the ICU, inclusive of physical therapy, occupational therapy intervention and delirium assessment.

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  • Safety guidelines for physical therapy (PT) referrals
  • A system to track barriers to PT and OT implementation
  • A system to log PT and OT treatments and potential safety issues during a therapy session
  • A system to track data quality and training and quality assurance of assessors conducting sedation and delirium assessments, using the validated and recommended RASS and CAM-ICU instruments

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Source: https://www.johnshopkinssolutions.com/solution/amp/activity-mobility-promotion-amp-icu/

I Enrolled in a Coronavirus Contact Tracing Academy

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Six weeks after the US surpassed all other countries in the number of reported Covid-19 cases, some states are beginning to ease social distancing measures.

As people start to slide back into close contact with one another, the nation’s top health officials are worried that the US still doesn’t have systems in place to effectively test, track, and halt the spread of the deadly respiratory disease.

Testifying remotely before the Senate on Tuesday, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned of a resurgence if cities and states open up without being able to contain new cases. “My concern is that we will start to see little spikes that might turn into outbreaks,” he said.

Here's all the WIRED coverage in one place, from how to keep your children entertained to how this outbreak is affecting the economy. 

Without a vaccine, smothering these spikes will require a legion of contact tracers, whose job will be to find people who’ve been exposed to the novel coronavirus and prevent them from spreading it. Other countries, South Korea and Singapore, have already proved this “test, trace, isolate” strategy can work—if you have enough tests and enough tracers. The US doesn’t have enough of either.

In the Before Times, there were only about 2,200 contact tracers for the whole US, according to the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.

They would help squelch periodic flareups of tuberculosis, HIV, syphilis, and other dangerous diseases. Now they’re all working around the clock on Covid-19.

Public health experts estimate we need 100,000 to 200,000 more to safely reopen American society.

I wanted to know what it takes to become one of them. So on Monday, when the nation’s first online course in coronavirus contact tracing went live, I signed up and dove in.

As with testing and acquiring personal protective equipment, the federal government has left the challenge of recruiting and training an army of new contact tracers up to state and local public health departments.

Absent a national plan, epidemiologists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health stepped in to create a crash course that they hope will help public health departments rapidly expand their workforce. Their first remote students will be the thousands of people who’ve already applied to be contact tracers in New York state, the American epicenter of Covid-19.

“To be honest, we’ve never done contact tracing at this scale in our living memory,” says Emily S. Gurley, an infectious disease epidemiologist who is leading the program. “So a lot of this is brand new.”

The free six-hour course, which teaches a mix of virology, epidemiology, medical ethics, privacy, and interview techniques, opened for registration on the online educational platform Coursera.

Though it’s geared toward people with ambitions of joining the ranks of tracers, it’s open to anyone.

So that’s why on Monday morning, I AeroPressed an extra cup of coffee, turned off my Slack notifications, and settled into a sunlit corner of my couch, ready to take notes on how to catch a coronavirus killer.

The course is organized into five modules, each made up of video lectures and short quizzes you have to pass to move on to the next one. First up was an overview of Covid-19—symptoms of the disease, how it spreads, and how different kinds of diagnostic tests work.

As I watched slides showing a calendar, in my headphones Gurley’s voice explained that most people become contagious five days after getting infected themselves. If it takes a day or two to get test results back, that leaves contact tracers a very tight window of opportunity to reach people and encourage them to self-quarantine.

“It happens very fast,” Gurley says in the recorded lecture. Contact tracers, she says, have to move just as quickly to break the chain of transmission.

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Source: https://www.wired.com/story/i-enrolled-in-a-coronavirus-contact-tracing-academy/

Osteoporosis : Screening for Low Bone Mass and Bone Turnover

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The current standard for assessing bone mass is dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, or DEXA. Measurement of the bone mass of the lumbar spine and hip are currently used for diagnostic purposes and monitoring of treatment.

Peripheral sites such as wrist and heel can be useful screening tools in older individuals; however there is discordance between bone sites in rates of loss with aging. Thus, many newly postmenopausal women will have a normal bone mass of the heel, and yet have clinical significant low bone mass of the spine.

The FDA recently approved ultrasound techniques for use as a screening test for low bone mass.(ref 14) Currently, the different manufacturers of bone densitometers all use different reference populations from which the standard deviations from normal are calculated, also called T scores.

There are differences in calibration between companies as well, so that an individual patients bone density reading can differ by as much as 12% from one machine to the next. Thus, to monitor a patients response to treatment, the same bone densitometer must be used. This is a challenge when patients are often referred to centers insurance coverage.

While the T score is used to assess bone mass, diagnose osteoporosis, and predict fracture risk, the Z score, or comparison with age-matched individuals is used to determine whether the patients bone mass is unexpectedly low.

A Z score of -2.0 or more negative is often used to determine whether a more extensive laboratory assessment is done to assess for secondary causes of bone loss such as myeloma, vitamin D deficiency, and hyperparathyroidism.

A bone density study provides information on the patients current bone mass, but does not assess whether bone loss is accelerated. Blood and urine studies have been developed to assess bone turnover.

Most of these markers are breakdown products of proteins specific to bone, including n-telopeptide (NTX or Osteomark®), C-telopeptide (CTX) and deoxypyridinoline crosslinks (Pyrilinks-D®). The appropriate use of these markers in clinical practice is controversial.

(ref 15) There are data to show that they predict bone loss as assessed by bone densitometry over one to two years. Small studies show potential use to monitor response to treatments such as bisphosphonates and estrogen. Studies are repeated three months after treatment with a clinical response assessed at three months.

The variablity in measurements is estimated at 20%; a decrease in value of 30% is considered a treatment response. Effective October 1, 1999, Medicare will provide reimbursement for biomarkers to monitor bone loss, at costs of roughly $30 per study.

Medicare Guidelines for Bone Densitometry

Medicare Guidelines for bone densitometry became effective 7/1/98.(ref 16)

Patients must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Estrogen deficient woman at clinical risk for osteoporosis (the clinician can refer a postmenopausal woman who is receiving hormone replacement if there is concern that the therapy may not be preventing bone loss)
  • Vertebral abnormalities as demonstrated by x-ray to be indicative of osteoporosis, osteopenia, or vertebral fracture.
  • Chronic glucocorticoid use; defined as 7.5 mg/day or greater of prednisone or equivalent steroid for 3 months or greater, or anticipated use of such therapy.
  • Primary hyper-parathyroidism
  • Individual being monitored to assess the response to, or efficacy of, an FDA-approved osteoporosis drug therapy.

**Medicare will cover a bone mass measurement for a beneficiary once every two years.

**More frequent central bone densitometry will be covered if medically necessary such as with steroid use, or to confirm the findings of a screening study such as ultrasound or peripheral bone densitometry.

**The National Osteoporosis Foundation also suggests that bone densitometry is appropriate in the setting of positive family history of osteoporosis, chronic thyroxine use, height loss, vertebral deformity without x-ray confirmation, and any fracture for which the degree of trauma is disproportionate to the degree of injury.(ref 1)

Medicare reimbursement for central bone densitometry is roughly $140; peripheral and ultrasound studies are reimbursed at approximately $50. It is now possible for patients to receive peripheral densitometry at locations such as pharmacies and health fairs.

Again, because bone mass at peripheral sites changes more slowly with time, and there is discordance in bone mass between different anatomical sites, a normal peripheral bone mass measurement in a patient with significant risk factors for osteoporosis should be screened with a bone mass measurement of the spine and hip. The peripheral ultrasound technologies are accurate, but there is insufficient data to access precision over time. Thus they are not currently used to monitor response to treatment, although this recommendation may change with more data.(ref 17)

SCORE Screening Quiz

Located below is a six question screening questionnaire for osteoporosis, SCORE (Simple Calculated Osteoporosis Risk Estimation).

SCORE has been shown to have 89% sensitivity and 50% specificity in an ambulatory population of postmenopausal women.

(ref 18) The questionnaire below can be used by office support staff to identify individuals for whom bone densitometry is warranted to confirm the clinical suspicion of osteoporosis.

1. What is your current age in years? ____
Enter the number in redhere.______
2. What is your race or ethnic group?
If African-American/Black American, enter 0. For all other groups, enter 5 here.______
3. Have your ever been treated for or told you have rheumatoid arthritis?
If yes, enter 4If no, enter 0 ______
4. Since the age of 45, have you experienced a fracture (broken bone) at any of the following sites?
Hip: If yes, enter 4; If no, enter 0 ______Rib: If yes, enter 4; If no, enter 0 ______Wrist: If yes, enter 4; If no, enter 0 ______
5. Do you currently take or have you ever taken estrogen? (ie, Premarin®, Estrace®, Estraderm®, Estratab®, Evista®)
If yes, enter 0If no, enter 1______
6. Subtotal
Add 1 thru 5, enter here ______
7.What is current weight in pounds? __ ____
Enter the number(s) in redhere. ______
8. Calculate Final Score
Subtract subtotal on line 6 from the value on line 7. Enter here. ________

If your final score is greater than or equal to 6, you could be at risk for osteoporosis. Speak with your doctor about further evaluation.

Source: https://www.hopkinsarthritis.org/arthritis-info/osteoporosis-info/screening/

Johns Hopkins Pathology: Quiz

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Here is the pathology quiz presented for fun at the 2013 alumni dinner. Try to identify each photo before checking your answer under the picture. The written test follows the photos below.

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Fred Sanfilippo's Mustache. Fred was the 7th director of the department, serving from 1993 – 2000.

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Pap Smear Models on the 4th Floor of the Pathology Building. The models were made by Sue Shutt, a who used to be the educational coordinator for our cytotechnology school. She was also an artist and used art glass to create the models illustrations from Dr. Papanicolaou's original atlas.

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Steps inside the Dome leading to the top. Technically the Billings Building, but we will give credit if you said Dome. Did anyone here live in the Dome during their training?

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Dr. Heptinstall cleaning one of the Pathology elevators during a workers strike. Stan Hamilton was the chief resident and was standing adjacent to Heppy, so we estimate that this was taken in 1975. Heppy says that Stan and David Keren were pointing out spots that he had missed.

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Dr. Boitnott's pipes. I find this collection particularly interesting because smoking is not allowed here at Johns Hopkins.

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Dr. Sharon Weiss (L), Dr. Risa Mann (R). Sharon and Risa were co-residents, and this picture dates back to 1972. I think Gary Hill and David Page were your chief residents.

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Dr. Ella Openheimer. Ella graduated from Goucher College in 1918 and then obtained her MD degree from Hopkins in 1924. Ella worked in the department for almost fourty years from 1924 until her retirement in 1963. She was a much loved teacher and she established the diagnostic indexing system.

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Head of Jesus, Top of the Christ Statue, Billings Bldg. This 10-and-a-half-foot marble statue of Jesus is actually a replica of a piece carved in 1820 by the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. It was cut from a single block of Carrara marble in 1896 for the princely sum of $5,360.

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Dr. Heptinstall's hand & pipe, from portrait on 4th floor Carnigie Bldg. Eh-gads Mabel, Heppy was the fifth director of the department, serving from 1969 — 1988.

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Dr. Arnold Rich playing at journal club. Dr. Rich, the third department director, serving from 1944 – 1958, would play the viola and his wife, who was an extremely accomplished musician, would play piano. They would also serve tongue sandwiches at journal club! Maybe a tradition we should bring back.

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Specimen Bucket that transported samples for frozen section diagnosis between Pathology and the Women's Building. They had a rope and pulley system between the buildings and the specimens would ride in the bucket high in the air as the residents would pull the rope.

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Pathology 4th floor Library. And who is the library named after? Ella Openheimer.

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Dr. John Yardley. If you notice he is riding a razor scooter. This is from soon after Weinberg opened and the faculty had to frequently walk back and forth between the Ross, Pathology and Weinberg Buildings.

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Dr. Joseph Eggleston. Joe took over in surgical pathology after Bill Shelley left, and was the head of surgical pathology from 1970 to 1989.

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Eagle on top of Sundial, Front of the Hospital.

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Goatee of Dr. William Welch, Statue Dr. Jackson's Office. Welch was the first director of the department, from 1884 — 1917.

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Door Handle, Pathology Elevator. I think it was Ivan Bennett who said when they became chair that the first thing they were going to do was to replace those darned old elevators.

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Cartoon of Dr. Yardley & Dr. Boitnott drawn by a medical student in their small teaching group. They served together as the 6th directors from 1988 — 1992. It is amazing that one can capture all of their features with such a simple outline.

  1. Who married a descendant of Paul Revere?

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    Osler married Revere's great grand daughter, Grace Revere. And they named their son Revere Osler. Osler was actually Lady Revere's second husband. Her first husband, who died, was the son of the famous Philadelphia surgeon Sam Gross – Sam Gross was the surgeon portrayed in the famous Thomas Eakins painting of surgery called the Gross Clinic

  2. Who refused to accept the American Board of Pathology and didn't allow his housestaff to take the pathology boards?

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    Arnold Rich. Dr. Rich correctly surmised that one day they will be telling us how to run our department.

  3. Who presented a CPC on hexes (both acute and chronic hexes)?

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    John Boitnott

  4. Who was the only department director elected to Skull and Bones at Yale?

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    Welch. Not even Halsted was elected.

  5. Who said “What do you have Johnny?” to whom?

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    Joe Eggleston. Joe was from Memphis and went to Duke undergrad and Hopkins Medical School. Joe would say “What do you have Johnny?” to John Cameron when Cameron brought down a frozen. Joe and John Cameron were medical school classmates here at Hopkins. Joe ranked higher in the class than John, and Joe never would let him forget it.

  6. Herbert Hoover attended his 80th birthday celebration.

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    William Welch – must have been a wild time! Welch was also one of only two pathologists to grace the cover of Time magazine.

  7. His daughter Adrienne became a famous poet.

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    Arnold Rich's daughter Adrienne wrote among other works, Of Woman Born.

  8. Had a relationship with the movie actress Gloria Swanson

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    William MacCallum, he was the 2nd director of the department, serving from 1917 – 1944. Gloria Swanson was a famous silent film actress, and was actually nominated in the best actress category in the first academy award.

  9. The only chairman of pathology who didn't train in pathology.

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    Ivan Bennett was trained in infectious disease. He was the 4th chair, serving from 1958 – 1968. There is a story of one of the surgical pathologists throwing a tray of stains against the wall when he heard that Bennett was selected

  10. It has been estimated that his research saves 100,000 lives a year.

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    Brooks Jackson.Navarapene research in Uganda. Brooks is the 8th chair and has served in that role since 2001.

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When you’re stumped by a diagnostic puzzler, here’s what to do | American Medical Association

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Internist Lisa Sanders, MD, a columnist for The New York Times Magazine, took crowdsourcing to a whole new level as the star of the recently released Netflix series “Diagnosis.”

She presented patients’ symptoms and medical histories in her widely-read column, also titled “Diagnosis,” and on social media. Theories from around the world poured in and Dr. Sanders, a Yale University School of Medicine associate professor, helped the hard-to-diagnose patients explore new avenues.

It’s not a formula the typical time-squeezed physician can replicate when facing a patient whose symptoms pose a diagnostic puzzle. So, where can physicians turn to for help in solving tough cases?

“In my mind, crowdsourcing is really a metaphor,” Dr. Sanders said in an interview with the AMA. “It’s about how we shouldn’t limit where we get our information from.”

She offered several areas physicians can easily turn to for help.

The patient’s own research

While many physicians cringe when patients come into the office after searching online for information about their symptoms, Dr. Sanders said doctors shouldn’t be so quick to discredit what the patient may have discovered.

“The patient brings in important information. I can’t tell you how many patients have done due diligence on their own health and apologize for what they know.

I know everyone says you should not research your own illness. I don’t say that,” Dr. Sanders explained.

“Now, if you come in and tell me you have Moyamoya disease because you have a headache, I’m going to try to gently guide you away from that.”

She said she hopes physicians who watched the Netflix series “Diagnosis” took note that regular people—people who did not go to medical school—also know things. “And that is a source of wisdom that we should feel free to tap into,” Dr. Sanders said.

Colleagues near and far

Physicians know that colleagues are an important source of knowledge and “we should reach out to them more than we do,” Dr. Sanders said.

Beyond talking to colleagues down the hall, busy physicians can reach out to fellow doctors around the country and around the world through websites geared toward physicians, Dr. Sanders noted.

For example, KevinMD is a website where physicians, patients and other health professionals share insights. The site has crowdsourced difficult cases and Dr. Sanders said that is what inspired her to write the Times column, “Think a Doctor,” in which she presented a solved medical mystery without telling readers the diagnosis and asked them to write in about what was going on.

The Human Diagnosis Project, or Human Dx, is a free online system, available on mobile and desktop, that enables primary care physicians working with underserved patients to access the insights of multiple physicians on a single case. It has thousands of contributors from dozens of countries across 40-plus specialties.

New sources of second opinions

A growing trend, and one that Dr. Sanders said has caught her interest, are services at highly respected institutions that allow physicians or patients to send medical records to physicians from that institution then review and provide a second opinion for a fee that is typically less than $1,000.

For example, Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion allows patients from anywhere to get a second opinion without physically visiting the California medical center. Instead, patients can send in medical records, imaging and test results to receive personalized treatment recommendations.

That is similar to programs at Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Chicago Medicine, Johns Hopkins and University of California San Francisco Medical Center, to name a few.

No shame in asking for help

Medicine is rapidly changing and as new things are discovered, people are able to get a more accurate diagnosis than ever before. Still, the body only has so many ways to let patients and physicians know that something is wrong, Dr. Sanders said. In her recently released book, also titled Diagnosis, Dr. Sanders organized a selection of her columns by symptoms.

“I did it that way to show that just because people come in with shortness of breath or abdominal pain, they don’t have the same thing,” she said. “It’s the difference between the alphabet and the word. The alphabet has 26 letters and there are millions of words. In medicine, you have a couple dozen symptoms and an entire encyclopedia of diagnoses.”

Just because a physician doesn’t personally know a certain piece of information, it doesn’t mean that it’s unknowable, Dr. Sanders said.

“It just means you don’t know it,” she explained. “There is a phrase I use, that we use in medicine, all the time. The term is for symptoms described as ‘medically unexplained.

’ But do you know what is missing? It is missing two key words. It should be symptoms that are ‘medically unexplained by me.’ We have areas that we know a lot about and then we have areas we know a little about.

We should acknowledge this and feel comfortable about reaching out to others.”

Source: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/physician-patient-relationship/when-you-re-stumped-diagnostic-puzzler-here-s-what

Johns Hopkins Medical School Requirements, Tuition, and More – Kaplan Test Prep

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We’re covering everything you need to know as you consider applying to The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. You’ll learn about acceptance rates, application deadlines, average MCAT scores, tuition, curriculum, and more.

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Founded in 1876, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is located in Baltimore, Maryland, sharing its campus with Johns Hopkins Hospital, which was established in 1889. It is part of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI) Campus, which also includes the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Nursing.

Johns Hopkins was the first medical school to require its students to have an undergraduate degree and the first to admit women. A historically standout institution, the school has always ranked in the top 3 according to U.S. News and World Report in the number of competitive research grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


With 482 full-time students and 2300 full-time faculty on staff, the school has an exceptional 4.8:1 faculty-student ratio. Faculty attention is at the forefront of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine education.

At the start of their med school careers, students are divided into four colleges, each named for a Hopkins faculty member who has had a lasting impact on the field of medicine: Florence Sabin, Vivien Thomas, Daniel Nathans, and Helen Taussig.

According to the school, these colleges were founded to “foster camaraderie, networking, advising, mentoring, professionalism, clinical skills, and scholarship.

” A fifth of each class, or about 30 students, are assigned to each college, and are then further subdivided into six “molecules” of five students each. A faculty member not only advises each “molecule,” but also teaches these students in their Clinical Foundations of Medicine course.

This faculty member remains the students’ primary advisor for all four years of medical school, and it is not uncommon for advisors to host their “molecules” in their homes. School-wide, the colleges compete in an annual “College Olympics,” which has events in sports, art, and dance.

Students primarily train at the school’s main teaching hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital. Additionally, the school is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, the Howard County General Hospital, Suburban Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Med students complete Johns Hopkins’ “Genes to Society” curriculum, which was instituted in 2009, and integrates learning, research, and patient care.

The curriculum takes a holistic approach to diagnosis, taking into account the wide range of factors that can influence a patient’s disease presentation, from genetics to the environment.

According to the school, Genes to Society “presents a model of health and disease based in the principles of adaptation to the environment, variability of the genotype, and stratification of risk, rather than simply a dichotomous view of ‘normal human biology (health)’ and ‘abnormal physiology (disease)’.” Rather than studying classic medical cases, students are taught by examining disease from a whole-person perspective, taking into account not only presenting symptoms, but also factors that span cellular makeup to socioeconomic status. 

In their first year, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine students start with foundational human biology, with a focus on what has been learned from the Human Genome project about human variability.

Independent scholarly research is integrated throughout the curricular track, starting in the winter of the first year. Uniquely, students begin clinical clerkships from the start (most med schools have students start clerkships in Year 3).

By working with patients early in their education and training, students are encouraged to integrate classroom learning through practical experience.

Advanced clerkships in the latter half of the curriculum are supported by electives and week-long courses spaced out every ten weeks on specific interdisciplinary medicinal topics such as Cancer, Regenerative Medicine, or Metabolism. The curriculum culminates in a capstone course to prepare students for the residency experience.

In addition to the MD track, the school has several dual-degree programs:

  • MD-PhD Program – a 6-8 year program intended for students who have already identified a medical research career path. About 10% of each incoming class is accepted directly into this program.
  • MD-MPH Program – in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Students in the School of Medicine can apply for admission to this program between Year Two and Year Three or between Year Three and Year Four.
  • MD-MS in Health Care Management – a program to give students a business background in the medical industry. Students can apply for admission between their second and third years of med school, or their third and fourth.
  • MD-MBA Program – with the Carey Business School. Students interested in pursuing these two degrees concurrently apply directly for admittance into this 5-year program.

As a longtime leader in the field, Johns Hopkins has been associated with many firsts. Some notable advancements include:

  • First to introduce rubber gloves in surgical procedures
  • Published The Harriet Lane Handbook, a vital tool for pediatricians for 60 years
  • Developed CPR
  • Developed the first biological pacemaker for the heart
  • Conducted one of the most complicated successful double arm transplants

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has about 482 full-time students. About 150 students are admitted into the school on the MD track each year, and about 15 students are accepted into the MD-PhD program.

For the Class of 2023, the school received 6016 applications. Of the 4297 applicants who submitted secondaries, 856 received an MD interview (14.2% interview rate). 256 applicants were accepted and 120 matriculated.


The acceptance rate is 3.9%.

Tuition costs $53,400 per year. The school reports that about 85% of students who apply for financial aid receive “ample” packages to offset the cost.

Here is the application cycle:

  • Early June: AMCAS Application Opens
  • Mid-July: Admissions Committee begins applicant review
  • September: Interviews begin
  • October 15: AMCAS Deadline
  • November 1: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine secondary application deadline
  • December: First round of decisions delivered
  • January: Second round of decisions and completion of interviews
  • April: Final round of decisions delivered

most medical schools, Johns Hopkins has a Rolling Admissions policy, meaning that applications are reviewed as they are completed. Students may increase their chances of getting accepted by applying earlier in the admissions cycle.

The application fee is $100.

Johns Hopkins unfortunately does not publish the average MCAT scores of accepted students, but with an acceptance rate around 4%, you’ll ly need a top score to remain competitive.

The most popular residency programs that students from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine match into are in the following fields:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Gynecology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery

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Source: https://www.kaptest.com/study/medical-school/johns-hopkins/