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.
The GSA hosts a monthly GSA general body meeting, open to any SOM graduate students, at 5:00 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. Meetings are currently virtual by zoom. Come to our meetings to learn about the new and exciting things that are happening (social events, policies, workshops, etc.) and how to get involved with the GSA!
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Survey Deadline is September 2nd
The Graduate Coating Ceremony honors Ph.D. candidates who have passed their qualifying exams, transitioning from a Ph.D. student to a Ph.D. candidate. Each coat is embroidered with the student’s name and with a graduate student pin affixed, which represents the unity of each of the 14 Johns Hopkins University doctoral programs.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
After working diligently over the past year to plan a comprehensive research proposal and experimental timelines, I was awarded a Canadian Institutes for Health Research Doctoral Foreign Study Award, which will fund 3 years of my doctoral research efforts. Only 9 Canadian PhD students win this award each year, and my proposal was ranked #3. During this time, I also wrote a review article that outlines the basis for my doctoral thesis work, which was just accepted for publication in the Journal of Neuroinflammation. This publication marks my first, first-author publication related to my thesis work.
Brandi has recently started a new student group at Hopkins geared at creating a space for student mothers. She was nominated her for her vision to see and fill a need at Hopkins as well as her desire to help and find resources for those in her situation. We are excited to see the good impact the group will have for students at Hopkins!
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