Students admitted to the graduate program receive an award that provides a stipend and full payment of tuition, fees, and individual health insurance premiums. These awards, which are restricted to citizens and permanent residents of the United States, are principally funded by training grants from the National Institutes of Health.
International applicants are encouraged to apply for outside fellowships. Students accepted into the M.D./Ph.D. program are eligible for financial awards available as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program.
Housing and Recreational Facilities
Housing for single students is available in Lowell J. Reed Hall, a dormitory that is within easy walking distance of the basic science complex. This building offers single rooms with community bath and shower facilities as well as 4- or 10-person suites with private bedrooms adjacent to common living, kitchen, and bathroom areas. Alternatively, many students choose to live in the vicinity of the Homewood campus of The Johns Hopkins University, or in the historic Fells Point, or Mt. Vernon areas of the city where privately owned apartments can be rented at reasonable rates.
Convenient free shuttle bus service from the Homewood Campus and Mt. Vernon area to the School of Medicine (<15-minute drive) is provided by the University.
Recreational facilities for students at the School of Medicine include the Denton Cooley Athletic Center, and the Fitness Center located on the ninth floor of the School of Public Health. The Office of Cultural and Social Affairs, located in Reed Hall, is a source of information and assistance concerning activities sponsored by the Medical Institutions.