JUMP

What’s JUMP?

Johns Hopkins Underrepresented in Medical Professions (JUMP) is a large learning community invested in helping you achieve your health professional dreams! Working in partnership with the Office of Pre-Professional Advising, Life Design and many other departments, JUMP provides pre-health workshops and curriculum, holistic advising, peer mentorship, and academic and professional resources and opportunities for students and recent graduates who want to develop their knowledge and essential skills for successfully navigating the pre-med/health pathways at Hopkins and beyond.

Who can join JUMP?

Designed to promote diversity and inclusion in the health professions and the physician workforce, the JUMP community is open to ALL Hopkins students—from first-year students to seniors and bridge-year students—who identify as underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities (URM)* and/or first-generation and/or limited-income students (FLI) who are actively exploring or pursuing careers in medicine and healthcare professions.

*JUMP defines URM (underrepresentation in medicine) using the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) definition: “Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.” – March 19, 2004 (Grutter Supreme Court Decision)

What programming is available for members of the JUMP community?

Membership in JUMP includes access to and priority participation in all JUMP workshops, panels, events, clinical and research opportunities, committees, mentorship, leadership positions, building a professional network, and much, much more!

JUMP has a dedicated staff that develops and organizes programs around five pillars:

  1. Academic and Standardized Testing Support (MCAT, GRE, DAT, etc.)
  2. Pre-Health Pathways and Milestones
  3. Mentoring
  4. JUMP Community Building/Baltimore Community Connections
  5. Leadership and Health Professions Exploration

JUMP staff members support students throughout their undergraduate careers and bridge years to navigate and access high-impact opportunities and learn what it means to be a strong candidate for medical and health profession schools.

Why is JUMP worth joining?

In addition to access to workshops, individual advising, mentorship, and more, students who belong to the JUMP learning community benefit from:

  • Community support from other Hopkins FLI and/or URM students who can relate to your experiences
  • Long-term, holistic, individual advising and mentorship focused on your unique needs
  • Curated information and opportunities to eliminate pre-med/pre-health pathway confusion and frustration
  • Financial support along the pre-health pathway
  • Opportunities to join JUMP Committees, such as JUMP Student Executives, Social/Wellness/Volunteer Committee, Journal Club, MCAT Committee, Health Professions (non-pre-med) Committee, Engineers in Pre-Health Committee, Humanities Committee, and the Computational Medicine Committee
  • Access to the JUMP Newsletter: JUMP Ahead
  • Unique JUMP opportunities including medical school visits, MCAT bootcamps, shadowing opportunities, and summer research internships

How to join JUMP

Interested in participating in JUMP?

Fill out the interest form and attend one JUMP-Start session (2 hours) to become an official member of the JUMP community! Open enrollment in JUMP is available until the deadline dates listed below. JUMP-Start sessions are offered nights and weekends throughout Summer, Fall and Spring semesters in advance of the enrollment deadlines:

  • Fall Semester Deadline: November 1
  • Spring Semester Deadline: April 1

JUMP’s Director is Shavonia L. Wynn, Ph.D.

Please email any questions to jump@jhu.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sign up for JUMP!