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Research Elective at JHU: Applying
STEP 1: DETERMINE WHAT TO WORK ON
Students who haven’t already entered discussions with Hopkins faculty about research opportunities can learn more about ongoing studies in the Research Section of our website: https://main.ccghe.net/research-section. Review and narrow down 3-5 studies/projects that align with your interests.
STEP 2: DISCUSS YOUR SKILLS/INTERESTS
Email Alison Pack, Program Administrator (apack[at]jhmi.edu) to set up a 15-minute meeting to determine if there could be a good fit. The following information should be included in this initial email:
- Times that you are available for a meeting (by phone, or by skype)
- Complete CV/Resume
- 3-5 studies/projects that align with your interests
- Approximate timeline for visit
- Skills you can offer and hope to develop
Alison will confirm if you should apply within 1 week of your meeting.
STEP 3: ASSEMBLE APPLICATION PACKET
International medical students should apply for a research elective through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Visiting Medical Student Program. International students may apply only for research electives; clinical electives are not permitted. The following application materials are required:
- Elective Application: Under Elective Preferences, enter Infectious Diseases, identify the Department as Medicine, the Division as Infectious Diseases, and the Preceptor as Dr. Amita Gupta. There is no need for international students to review the elective book.
- Letter of recommendation/good standing from your Dean's Office
- Official transcript, indicating completion of prerequisites
- Immunization Record Form
- Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Honor Code, signature page only
- Confidentiality Agreement, signature page only
STEP 4: SUBMIT THE APPLICATION TO JOHNS HOPKINS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Students are encouraged to apply up to 6 months before the start of the elective. Applications are accepted ONLY via mail, and should be addressed to:
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Office of the Registrar
Edward D. Miller Research Building
Attn: Visiting Student Coordinator
733 North Broadway, Suite 147
Baltimore, MD 21205
- It is advisable to use a shipping courier that is reliable and lets you track your package.
- You will receive email confirmation from firstname.lastname@example.org when your application is received and has been reviewed.
- If your application is incomplete, you will receive an email that identifies missing and/or erroneous items in your application.
- If your application is complete, you will receive an email that states your application has been received and is being forwarded for departmental consideration.
- The immunization record form is sent to University Health Services (UHS) for review. UHS will contact you by email only if your immunization record form is incomplete; if you do not receive an email from UHS, your immunization record form has been approved.
- Once you receive a confirmation email, we recommend that you email email@example.com to inform the School of Medicine that you have been in contact with Alison Pack who is the Program Administrator for Dr. Amita Gupta’s group in the Department of Medicine, and that they are interested in working with you. Please copy Alison on this email.