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Celebrating the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's 125th Anniversary

Celebrating the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's 125th Anniversary

Where Tradition Meets Innovation

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Ties with the School of Medicine run deep at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; all Medical Center physicians are full-time School of Medicine faculty members.

Toward the end of the 19th century, most medical schools were little more than trade schools. Often, it was easier to gain admission to medical school than to a liberal arts college. The opening of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1893 ushered in a new era marked by rigid entrance requirements, a curriculum with emphasis on the scientific method, and the incorporation of bedside teaching and laboratory research. We carry on these traditions today.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
As the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine celebrates its 125th anniversary, we look at the ways Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center has contributed to the School of Medicine's education and research.

Patient Care

Our approach to patient care has evolved so much over the past 125 years. Gone are the days when a physician handed out orders in relative isolation. Today, patients benefit from the expertise of physicians, nurses, social workers, techs, pharmacists, physical therapists, anesthesiologists, nutritionists, chaplains and many others, who all have a voice in multidisciplinary care teams. It makes for better patient care, and for a more collaborative environment.


About 200 residents and fellows are on the Medical Center campus each day, along with 100 medical students who rotate through campus each year. Each of them is taught the importance of focusing on the patient as a person, not as an illness. This personalized approach can be seen in programs like the Aliki Initiative and Medicine for the Greater Good.


In fiscal year 2017, Johns Hopkins Bayview researchers were awarded $105 million in research grants. Johns Hopkins Bayview physicians focus on many areas of research, including addiction, allergy, asthma, autoimmunity, COPD, dementia, diabetes and obesity, lung cancer, stroke and neurological disease, sleep, and burn and wound care. Research findings on this campus are changing the way we care for patients, and improving the lives of people in our neighborhood and around the world.

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