The Johns Hopkins community is committed to values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence.
CMM firmly believes that we can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students, faculty and staff and by creating a climate of respect that is supportive of their success. This climate for diversity, inclusion and excellence is critical to attaining the best research, scholarship, teaching, health care that comprise the strategic goals of the Health System and the University. These are core values recognized and supported fully by the Johns Hopkins Institutions leadership at all levels. Further, we recognize that the responsibility for excellence, diversity and inclusion lies with all of us at the Institutions: leadership, administration, faculty, staff and students.
Johns Hopkins Medicine provides a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters intellectual discovery, creates and transmits innovative knowledge, improves human health, and provides medical leadership to the world.
- Excellence and Discovery
- Leadership and Integrity
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Respect and Collegiality
Watch Robert Wardlow’s Story
Robert, second-year MD/PhD, represents the best of what’s behind the scenes as Johns Hopkins Medicine. People who are going beyond the scope of their work, beyond the four walls of the institution, transforming the way we relate to our patients and the community.
STUDENTS FROM UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES: The CMM Program pursues a comprehensive, multi-pronged approach, at both regional and national levels, to identify, recruit and retain individuals who will enhance the diversity of the student and faculty body. These efforts have been borne out by the remarkable composition, up to 35% of our student body who self-identify as URM.
CMM Program Representation of Underrepresented Minorities (URM)*
*African Americans, Mexican-Americans, Native Americans (American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians), Pacific Islanders, and mainland Puerto Ricans.
STUDENTS FROM DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS: Over 20% of our applicants indicate that they are “first generation college” and over 30% of our applicants indicate coming from a “low to moderate income” background. In 2014-2015, 5 matriculating students have self-identified as disadvantaged. Please see Application information regarding fee waivers.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: We are committed to accommodating students with special needs. Approximately 2% of our total student population (all divisions, undergraduate and graduate) is served by our disability services office for accommodations. Actual student population with disabilities may be slightly higher than 2% as many disabilities often go unreported (and may be hidden) and not all students with disabilities request accommodations.
SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:The Johns Hopkins Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities that have completed one – two or more years of college. CMM sponsors students in the SIP program to gain this valuable experience. See the story of some of the 2016 students.