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An Innovative Curriculum for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Johns Hopkins School of Medicine students advance to content

At its founding, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine changed the face of medical education throughout the United States and beyond. Today, Johns Hopkins has again pushed the study of medicine forward with the introduction of the Johns Hopkins Genes to Society curriculum. The Genes to Society curriculum 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)."

Mission Statement and Education Program Objectives

Personalized Pathways

The M.D. Program offers multiple opportunities for students to pursue their interests and personalize their learning pathways.


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a diagram of the Genes curriculum

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Genes to Society 101

Curriculum Overview

Grounded in our ever-expanding understanding of the human genome, our Genes to Society curriculum presents a new model of health and disease based on the wide range of factors that influence a patient's disease presentation, from the cell level and genetics, to behavioral, environmental and societal influences.
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