Prospective PhD students
For over 50 years, our PHD graduates have made ground-breaking innovation and discoveries in biomedical research by creating new therapies, diagnostics and devices.
What should you consider when looking at grad schools? A prospective student should consider the research, the people working there, the professional and academic networking community, the research opportunities, and the location. As you will be spending the next four to seven years of your life in grad school, you will want to assess each of these components. Using the achievements of BME faculty and program graduates as the measure for success, we feel we have created an ideal environment for an enriching and rewarding graduate school experience at Johns Hopkins.
An intellectually stimulating environment and the nurturing spirit of collegiality extend throughout the program. And, year after year the Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering program has attracted the best and brightest world-wide into this very competitive program.
Research and Networking Opportunities
Hopkins is one of the top medical schools, and many of the physicians here are incredibly enthusiastic about research. Collaborations are not only approachable, but also greatly encouraged. We also organize plenty of seminars and networking events to connect the clinical, engineering, and basic science aspects of research.
Faculty and Advising
BME faculty are of the highest caliber. Their research articles regularly appear in a host of high-impact academic journals. They have been featured on journal covers, interviewed for podcasts, and have participated in a multitude of academic seminars and conferences.
Graduate students are permitted to select any Hopkins faculty as their thesis advisor. Faculty areas of expertise span the realm of biomedical research — increasing the likelihood that you will find a faculty advisor in the research area, or niche area, where you have the most interest.
Location and Transportation
Baltimore, known as “Charm City”, is a smaller city that is rich in history and culture, with an unassuming feel. Students appreciate that a thousand bucks in Baltimore goes quite a bit further for rent than it would in a bigger city and often take Hopkins discounts at apartment buildings across the city.
Hopkins has a few campuses but faculty and labs are generally localized. While Baltimore has both a metro system and buses, most find it convenient to simply use the free Hopkins shuttle which runs between the Hopkins campuses. View Student Life for more information.
We believe that both our students and the Johns Hopkins research mission are served best by placing our students in multidisciplinary teams, and we encourage them to find these opportunities.