Medical Tutorials

Medical Tutorials are experiences supervised by faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that are:

  • 1 or 2 credits
  • Graded satisfactory or unsatisfactory (S/U)
  • Offered fall and spring (not intersession or summer)
    • Registration for fall Medical Tutorials starts in the summer.
    • Registration for spring Medical Tutorials starts in late fall.
    • Please do not email the Pre-Professional Office to inquire about exact dates as they may vary each semester.

The goals of Medical Tutorials are to:

  • broaden students’ concept of medicine
  • introduce students to different spheres of medicine, including research and patient care
  • develop students’ understanding of medical training and healthcare teams
  • help students reflect on their interests as they relate to a career in healthcare.

Medical Tutorials are offered as:

  • Clinical Research
  • Laboratory Research
  • Translational Research
  • Participatory or Community-Based Research
  • Educational Research (e.g., improvement of training curricula for residents or medical students)
  • Clinical Trials
  • Hospital Quality Improvement (e.g., patient or employee satisfaction or patient safety)
  • Community Outreach and Awareness (e.g., health education)
  • Practicum (shadowing that includes structured reflections, didactics, and/or a capstone project).

Please note that the Medical Tutorial program is on Blackboard, and you must be registered on the Medical Tutorial Blackboard site to see the full list of instructions, deadlines, and procedures.

  • Blackboard information for the 2019 – 2020 academic year will be announced in April 2019. You will not be able to see the Blackboard site until it is opened for review.
  • You cannot register for Medical Tutorials during regular fall and spring registration periods.

Please direct your Medical Tutorial questions to