Johns Hopkins Underrepresented in Medical Professions
Johns Hopkins Underrepresented in Medical Professions (JUMP) is a collaborative program whose mission is to promote the success of students from underrepresented populations—including ethnic and racial minorities, as well as first generation and low-income college students of any race—that are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and other health professions. This mission is accomplished by providing JUMP participants with academic support, mentoring, community building, career exploration and leadership opportunities throughout their time at Johns Hopkins.
Critical JUMP partners include:
- Office of Multicultural Affairs
- Pre-Professional Programs and Advising
- Office of Medical Student Diversity
- The Student National Medical Association at the School of Medicine
For the first two years, the JUMP initiative focuses on the university experience, including successful academic transition, sound academic decision-making, integration into the social community, recognition and use of support structures, and encouragement of involvement in meaningful experiences outside of the classroom.
All participants in the JUMP initiative, including JUMP students, faculty, administrators, and mentors, are committed to a set of goals. These include:
- To enhance JUMP participants awareness of the academic and professional expectations of careers in medicine and other health professions.
- To ensure JUMP participants are aware of and make use of appropriate academic resources as needed in a timely manner.
- To facilitate JUMP students’ participation in summer research, internship and other academic enhancement programs.
- To create opportunities for JUMP participants to network with medical students, physicians, and other health care professionals.
- To foster leadership behaviors through promoting proactive use of resources, including peer mentoring.
- To cultivate a community of collaboration and support.