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Student Groups

There are more than 800 students enrolled in the School of Medicine Graduate Programs. In addition, there are 480 medical students and 1,400 public health students in the adjacent School of Public Health which offers Ph.D., M.P.H. and several other combined degree programs.

Students talking to each other at an orientation event

Students in the SOM can join the Graduate Student Association. The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the major graduate student organization of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM). The primary purpose of the GSA is to act as a liaison between the graduate student body and the JHUSOM administration.  We communicate the desires and needs of the student body to the faculty and administration while representing institutional ideals and standards to the student body.  Currently, we have representatives for the M.A./Ph.D. committee, the Student Assistance Program committee, graduation meetings, and meetings concerning health care. In addition, we organize many social events and lectures throughout the year and fund travel awards and recognized student groups. Our goal is to educate and unite the graduate student body between and within each individual program.