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Office of Medical Student Diversity

The Office of Medical Student Diversity reflects the Johns Hopkins Medicine Mission, to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive, Johns Hopkins Medicine educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts biomedical research; and provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose, and treat human illness while embracing our core values:

  • Excellence & Discovery
  • Leadership & Integrity
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Respect & Collegiality

Inclusion is in our DNA | Johns Hopkins Founding Letter

Nearly a century and a half ago, our founder, Mr. Johns Hopkins, wrote a letter in which he established his vision for and values of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Those values – respect, dignity, integrity, inclusion, excellence, and diversity – have withstood the test of time and still ring true today. They continue to provide us with inspiration and direction. We are Johns Hopkins Medicine. We must continue to remain committed to our founding values and stand together to support each other.


Student Groups

  • AMWA - American Medical Women's Association
  • APAMSA - Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association
  • EIM - Equality in Medicine
  • GIVE - Geriatrics Initiatives for Value and Efficiency
  • GSS - Gertrude Stein Society
  • LMSA - Latino Medical Student Association
  • MSCF - Medical Student Christian Fellowship
  • SAMSA - South Asian Medical Students' Association
  • SNMA - Student National Medical Association
  • WSIG - Women in Surgery Interest Group

Diversity Resources

Multicultural Calendar
Religious and Cultural Observances


Office of Medical Student Diversity

Shari M. Lawson, MD, MBA
Assistant Dean for Medical Student Affairs and Director of Medical Student Diversity
733 North Broadway
Miller Research Building, Suite 137
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Phone: 410-955-3416
Fax: 410-955-0544

Monica Jones
Administrative Coordinator
733 North Broadway
Miller Research Building, Suite 137
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Phone: 443-287-4423
Fax: 410-955-0544

Graduate Student Diversity

Damani Arnold Piggott, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Diversity and Graduate Biomedical Education
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: 410-955-1725