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Student Life

Hopkins graduate students pie chart
The breakdown of graduate students at the Johns Hopkins Hospital

The Pathobiology Family

Students accepted into the Pathobiology PhD Program become part of a vibrant community of students, post-doctoral fellows, and pathology residents who are united by their common interest in mechanisms of disease.

The Pathobiology PhD program is a tight-knit program with an average matriculating class size of 6 students. The program is under the umbrella of the School of Medicine, which has 1400 Ph.D. and medical students. In addition, the School of Public Health, which has ~900 graduate students, and the School of Medicine are on the same campus and often interact through classes and University-wide events.

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I couldn't have gotten through Grad school without the awesome support and friendship from my fellow Pathobiology students.

Alex Beaver

Pathobiology PhD Candidate, Class of 2017

Fun Times!

We regularly get together, whether it's for Halloween, our annual Holiday party, monthly happy hours, sports, or craft night. We have a culture that loves to stay active, enjoy the city, and hang out.

  • Skiing

    Ski Trip

    A group of students try to go skiing every year. Nobody crashed the entire time, we promise.

  • Students with their Halloween costumes

    Halloween Take 2

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg made an appearance

  • Volleyball team

    Bump, Set, Spike!

    The Pathobio volleyball team spiking away their stress.

  • Snow day

    Snow Day

    Do you want to build a snowman?

  • Students with their Halloween costumes

    Patho Halloween

    Spooky!

  • Group with white coats

    White Coat Ceremony

    Class of 2017

  • Mountain view

    Camping

    A scenic overlook on a pathobio backpacking trip. (Trying to find the original pic)

  • Camping

    Weekend Backpacking

    The start of a journey.

  • Prom Dinner 2018

    Pathology Awards Dinner

    Looking dapper!

  • Holiday party

    Holiday Party at Dr. Martin's House

    Class of 2018

  • Holiday party

    Holiday Party Fun

    Kids at heart

  • Arts and crafts

    Crafts Night

    We express our creative side together!

  • Volleyball team group photo

    Volleyball Tattoo Sleeves

    We might not be great at volleyball, but we sure are intimidating. (Don't worry the tattoos are fake)

  • Pathology retreat

    Pathobiology Annual Retreat

    Class of 2018

  • Apple picking

    GSA Apple Picking

    Apple picking with The Graduate Student Association

Ski Trip

A group of students try to go skiing every year. Nobody crashed the entire time, we promise.

Halloween Take 2

Ruth Bader Ginsburg made an appearance

Bump, Set, Spike!

The Pathobio volleyball team spiking away their stress.

Snow Day

Do you want to build a snowman?

Patho Halloween

Spooky!

White Coat Ceremony

Class of 2017

Camping

A scenic overlook on a pathobio backpacking trip. (Trying to find the original pic)

Weekend Backpacking

The start of a journey.

Pathology Awards Dinner

Looking dapper!

Holiday Party at Dr. Martin's House

Class of 2018

Holiday Party Fun

Kids at heart

Crafts Night

We express our creative side together!

Volleyball Tattoo Sleeves

We might not be great at volleyball, but we sure are intimidating. (Don't worry the tattoos are fake)

Pathobiology Annual Retreat

Class of 2018

GSA Apple Picking

Apple picking with The Graduate Student Association

Why We Love Baltimore

Baltimore—also known as "Charm City"—is a multicultural, accessible, and affordable city for students. It boasts waterfront living, restaurants and entertainment, as well as charming shops, the world-renowned National Aquarium and sports stadiums. Baltimore and the surrounding suburbs are comprised of roughly 2.8 million people. The city is located on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.

Baltimore is rich in art, music, and culture. Downtown Baltimore is home to many theaters such as the Hippodrome and the Lyric opera house, as well as museums, art galleries, and historic homes (notably the home of Edgar Allen Poe).

Baltimore is conveniently located and accessible by public transportation to Washington, D.C, Philadelphia, and New York City.

Things to Do

After spending all day in the lab, we love socializing and like to get out.

Food & Festivities!

Food festivals

Baltimore is well known for its seafood, especially the classic Maryland crab, and Old Bay seasoning goes on everything here.

Fells Point is famous for its restaurants and bars, like the historic Bertha's Mussels. Charles Village and Canton have great food as well!

Sports!

Sports teams

Baltimore is the home of The Ravens and The Orioles professional sports teams! The city also has an amateur soccer team, The FC Baltimore Christos, and an elite history of lacrosse teams at Johns Hopkins and Loyola.

Sports leagues are a great way to stay active, relieve stress, and make new friends! Luckily, there are a ton of local sports leagues for students. Hopkins has multiple intramural sports leagues. Pathobiology has a volleyball team that play in the spring and fall! Many of us play in social leagues hosted by Volo City and other companies.

The Great Outdoors!

Baltimore is located in a great location for hiking, biking, backpacking, skiing, rafting, and pretty much anything outdoors! The Chesapeake Bay area provides year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation activities on the Atlantic coast.

It is also surrounded by many great parks like: Gunpowder Falls State Park, Oregon Ridge Park, Patapsco Valley State Park, and Roland Park. In addition, there are several nearby national parks in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and western Maryland for great weekend camping trips!

A City of Neighborhoods

Baltimore row homes
Classic Baltimore City Row Homes

Baltimore offers all the benefits of an urban city with the charm of a neighborhood. The city of Baltimore is broken up into different neighborhoods, each with their own character and personality. We live in several areas across the city! Here are some of the most popular.

Take a Tour

Come explore Baltimore with us.

  • Inner Harbor

    Inner Harbor

    Just a few blocks away from Hopkins. Offers amazing waterfront entertainment at the concert pier, and home to the National Aquarium, and some historic naval ships!

  • Butchers Hill

    Butchers Hill

    A young family neighborhood located just south of Hopkins Hospital. Butchers Hill is located within walking distance to Inner Harbor, Canton, and Patterson Park!

  • Fells Point

    Fells Point Square

    Fells Point Square is home to a large variety of restaurants, bars, and shops while offering breathtaking waterfront views (especially at night!)

  • Pagoda Patterson Park

    Patterson Park

    Patterson Park is not just a beautiful and sprawling park to explore, but is also home to many community sports games, festivals, winter sleigh rides, and events. Conveniently located within walking distance to the hospital, this is a popular area for students to live.

  • Canton

    Canton Square

    Canton Square is a bustling neighborhood especially for dining and night life! This area never fails to impress visitors and residents alike.

  • Canton Waterfront

    Canton Waterfront Park

    Canton Waterfront Park hosts many annual food festivals, as well as waterfront entertainment, onto of amazing views.

  • Charles Village

    Charles Village

    The classic Charles Village row homes are a sight commonly sought-after by tourists. This relatively quiet neighborhood is located next to the Hopkins Homewood Campus a few miles north of the hospital. This neighborhood is full of restaurants and shops!

  • Homewood

    Johns Hopkins Homewood

    The home of the Hopkins Undergraduate studies, this campus also houses many graduate programs that work intimately with the medical campus. It is breathtakingly beautiful to walk around and is the filming location for a few major television shows including House of Cards.

  • Mount Vernon

    Mt. Vernon

    Another popular neighborhood for students, Mt. Vernon is home to the original Washington Monument, as well as many restaurants, nightlife, and museums!

  • Mount Vernon

    More Mt. Vernon

    Mt. Vernon also offers a rich history, including the Belvedere Hotel, and the home of Wallis Simpson.

  • Federal Hill

    Federal Hill

    Federal Hill also has a uniquely rich history, and is home to the American Visionary Arts Museum, as well as tons of nightlife, beach sports, and a gorgeous view of the Inner Harbor from across the water.

Inner Harbor

Just a few blocks away from Hopkins. Offers amazing waterfront entertainment at the concert pier, and home to the National Aquarium, and some historic naval ships!

Butchers Hill

A young family neighborhood located just south of Hopkins Hospital. Butchers Hill is located within walking distance to Inner Harbor, Canton, and Patterson Park!

Fells Point Square

Fells Point Square is home to a large variety of restaurants, bars, and shops while offering breathtaking waterfront views (especially at night!)

Patterson Park

Patterson Park is not just a beautiful and sprawling park to explore, but is also home to many community sports games, festivals, winter sleigh rides, and events. Conveniently located within walking distance to the hospital, this is a popular area for students to live.

Canton Square

Canton Square is a bustling neighborhood especially for dining and night life! This area never fails to impress visitors and residents alike.

Canton Waterfront Park

Canton Waterfront Park hosts many annual food festivals, as well as waterfront entertainment, onto of amazing views.

Charles Village

The classic Charles Village row homes are a sight commonly sought-after by tourists. This relatively quiet neighborhood is located next to the Hopkins Homewood Campus a few miles north of the hospital. This neighborhood is full of restaurants and shops!

Johns Hopkins Homewood

The home of the Hopkins Undergraduate studies, this campus also houses many graduate programs that work intimately with the medical campus. It is breathtakingly beautiful to walk around and is the filming location for a few major television shows including House of Cards.

Mt. Vernon

Another popular neighborhood for students, Mt. Vernon is home to the original Washington Monument, as well as many restaurants, nightlife, and museums!

More Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon also offers a rich history, including the Belvedere Hotel, and the home of Wallis Simpson.

Federal Hill

Federal Hill also has a uniquely rich history, and is home to the American Visionary Arts Museum, as well as tons of nightlife, beach sports, and a gorgeous view of the Inner Harbor from across the water.

Baltimore is Affordable

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Resources for Students

As part of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, we have access to various campus resources.

Free JHU Transportation

  • JHU Shuttles
    • Shuttles go between the Homewood campus, Mt. Vernon, and Johns Hopkins Medical Campus.
    • Some shuttles go through Fells Point.

The Graduate Student Association

The Johns Hopkins Graduate Student Association (GSA) regularly provides activities for students to socialize and explore the local area. Trainees join a thriving student community filled with social and professional clubs which help students get the most out of their PhD experience.

Health & Wellness

The health and wellness of students is taken seriously at Johns Hopkins.

Student health benefits are provided through University Health Services (UHS).

Students struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, or other well-being-related concerns are encouraged to contact the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program.

Students with disabilities or health issues are encouraged to contact Kristina Nance, Graduate Students Disabilities Services Coordinator, at GradDisabilityOffice@jhu.edu to request accommodations.

JHU Off-Campus Housing Portal

  • JHU Off-Campus Housing Portal
    • Look at listings posted by Hopkins students
    • Make a profile and search for potential roommates
    • Resources for looking for housing in the area