Health Sciences

The Health Sciences Academy helps students explore interests in basic science, research, pharmaceuticals, public health, and medicine while honing skills that save lives and build a better world. Our partnerships with organizations like the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, GlaxoSmithKline, and the World Health Organization prepare students to make a difference with their careers.

Getting Started in Health Sciences

PDF Document: Clickable link to health sciences academy guideThis guide gives you a basic guideline for what you should do in your freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year to be on track for a fulfilling medical, dental public health, biomedical, neuroscience or other health-related career. Everyone’s career path is different, but this can help students start to move forward toward internships, experiences, job shadowing and classes that help them reach their goals. Students should attend Health Sciences events when possible, especially Health Sciences Career Week, normally held in fall. PDF Document: Download the guide here.

Health Sciences Staff

Lauren Barrett, Career Coach
David Klindienst, Employer Relations

Major Spring 2018 Events

Foundational Career Labs: Starting Jan. 11
Jan. 29: Health Sciences Roundtable with JHSPH current students
Feb. 15: Nonprofit Internship and Job Fair (find great gap year opportunities!)
Feb. 15: Public Health Alumni Panel
March 7: Healthcare Consulting Mini Career Fair
*Drop-in hours hosted by Public Health Undergrad Studies, Neuroscience/Behavioral Bio, possible other academic partners, check Handshake.
More TBA in February!

Find and RSVP for all events on Handshake by searching “health sciences” in the events section today.

Who is a Health Sciences student?

Rocio Bermudez
KSAS ’18
Neuroscience, with a minor in psychology and Spanish for the Professions



Academy Week: Nov. 6-10, 2017

November 6 to November 10, 2017

Careers in Health Sciences Alumni Panel

Nov. 6, 5:30 pm, Hackerman B17
JHU alumni from the Public Interest Podcast, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, NIH, Monmouth Medical Center and more discuss how they pursued their careers, different options for students, and more.

Paragon Bioservices Info Session

Nov. 7, 12-1:30, Charles Commons Barbour Room
Meet the Senior VP of Process Development, other senior leaders, and recruiting staff from Paragon Bioservices, a leading provider of biologic services in support of medical & bioscience research and product development. They are actively seeking candidates with the technical skills needed to support the company’s core competencies in preclinical and GMP production. Light refreshments will be served.

Kennedy Krieger Info Session

Nov. 7, 5:30-7 pm, Charles Commons Barbour Room
Learn about the vast array of career opportunities at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and, at the same time, learn the tips, tricks, and skills to prepare yourself for successful networking and interviewing – with Kennedy Krieger and other employers.

Resume, Interview, and Summer Internship Drop-Ins

Nov. 8, 11-1, Mudd Hall Cafe
Health Sciences students get specialty, one-on-one advice on how to create a resume that works best for health sciences employers, finding shadowing and internship opportunities, practicing interview skills and more.

The Changing Face of Healthcare with Peter Shen, WSE’99

Nov. 9, 11-12, Virtual (link on Handshake)
The environment for healthcare is changing, causing businesses within the industry to rethink their approaches and seek new solutions. Please join this upcoming webinar to learn more about three trends that are re-shaping the healthcare industry going forward. Presented by JHU alum Peter Shen, Director of Sales and Consulting at Siemens Healthcare.

Meridian Health Info Session and Networking

Nov. 9, 12-1:30, Charles Commons Barber Room
Learn about career opportunities, both jobs and internships, with one of the country’s fastest growing health organizations. Meridian is looking for teammates with a passion for improving the delivery of healthcare. A wide variety of majors, including all health-related, technology, and math subjects, are in demand for their corporate offices Chicago and Detroit. An info session about Meridian will be followed by networking opportunities with company representatives including the VP of Regulatory Compliance and Accreditation, the Director of Population Health Strategies, and the Director of Talent Acquisition.

Summer Research, Internship, and Employment Symposium

Nov. 9, 5-8 pm, Charles Commons Salon A
5:00 – 8:00pm — Summer research, internship, and employment fair 5:30pm — STEM panel presentation 6:15pm — Career opportunities panel presentation 7:00pm — STEM panel presentation