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The Graduate Student Association (GSA) represents all Ph.D. and Master’s students at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Accordingly, the GSA acts as a liaison between the graduate student body and various University entities to ensure student needs are being fulfilled. The GSA offers many other services that aim to improve graduate student life.

Social Events

The GSA hosts numerous social events throughout the year to allow students from different SOM program to meet and connect

Advocacy

The GSA brings the ideals and opinions of the graduate students to University administrators, and reciprocally communicates the ideals and standards of the University to students

Funding

The GSA provides funding for student groups and sponsors travel grants to help cover the costs of attending a scientific conference

Resources

The GSA serves as a hub for information on all aspects of graduate student life

GSA Graduate White Coat Ceremony

This past April, graduate students in the School of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing who successfully completed their doctoral board exams and progressed to candidacy in the fall of 2019 were awarded white coats. Achieving candidacy is an important milestone in the PhD journey, and we were thrilled to have a virtual ceremony to celebrate our students!

COVID-19 Updates

The University has released a number of email communications in the past few weeks regarding COVID-19. Click to learn more and see how it might affect you.

Virtual Town Hall

The Office of Graduate Biomedical Education (OGBE), in partnership with the GSA, hosted its first virtual town hall on October 1st, 2020 and a second on December 14th, 2020. The first town hall featured 5 panelists and addressed student concerns regarding the start of the 2020-2021 academic year as well as the on-going COVID-19 situation. The second town hall addressed plans for the upcoming Spring semester.

Interested in hearing what was discussed? Click the links below.

GSA Survey Results

Interested in the GSA’s most recent developments? Click here to check out the 2019-2020 GSA survey and report

The mental health of our graduate students is incredibly important to us. If you need immediate assistance:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line:
Text “hello” to 741741

If it’s an emergency, always dial 911.

Explore available on-campus and external resources below

Upcoming Events and Seminars:

GSA Student Spotlight

Each month, the GSA will be recognizing one graduate student (PhD or MS) who has achieved excellence academically, or in the community! 

Winners will receive a $25 gift card, GSA goodie bag, and will be featured right here on the GSA website!

Click the link below to learn more about the program and how to apply. Winners will be announced at the GSA general body meetings.

 

November 2021 Award Winners

Alana MacDonald

Program: Immunology

In the last month I have had two papers accepted for publication (one research and one review article), which is just in time for thesis defense in early December! Over the past year I worked incredibly hard outside of my PhD research to explore and gain experience in consulting, and I am really excited to have accepted a job offer at ClearView Healthcare partners at their Boston office!

Wang Xi

Program: Biomedical Engineering

PhD candidate in Dr. Mike Beer’s lab published paper ‘Loop competition and extrusion model predicts CTCF interaction specificity’ in Nature Communications and won JHU-SOM Young Investigators’ Day award 2021!

Interested in nominating yourself, or a peer, for an award?

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