Helping Medical Students Engage in High-Quality Research and Scholarship Opportunities

The Office of Medical Student Research and Scholarship administers the Scholarly Concentrations course, works with students to organize an annual Medical Student Research Symposium, creates and maintains a database of current and previous mentors and projects, provides stipends for summer and year-long research experiences at Johns Hopkins, provides funds for travel to present at national/international conferences, and provides awards for outstanding faculty mentorship and student scholarship.

Research Funding

The Office of Medical Student Research administers funding for summer research projects, for longitudinal research opportunities and training, and for travel to national conferences where students can present their work.


  • Student Research Awards

    The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine offers several distinctions to recognize high-quality medical student scholarship.

    A student refers to data while working in the lab.
  • Mentoring Awards

    The Scholarly Concentrations Award for Excellence in Mentoring honors faculty mentors who clearly went above and beyond in their commitment to mentoring student research in the Scholarly Concentrations program.

    A faculty member mentors a student in a research lab.

Our People

Mary Catherine Beach, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, Office of Medical Student Research

Mary Catherine Beach

Robin Lenzo

Director, Medical Student Services and Housing


Delena Dodd

Academic Program Manager, Scholarly Concentrations

Delena Dodd