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SEMESTER MEDICAL TUTORIALS

The Johns Hopkins Universituy School of Medicine and Homewood’s Pre-Professional Office are pleased to offer Medical Tutorials for Johns Hopkins University sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 

Medical tutorials are:

  • 1 or 2 credits
  • Graded satisfactory or unsatisfactory (S/U )
  • Offered fall and spring (not intersession or summer) 

NOTES: Registration for the fall tutorials opens in the summer.
Registration for spring tutorials opens early December. 

For 2014-2015, see Medical Tutorials List.

The goals of Medical Tutorials are to:

  • Broaden students’ concepts of medicine
  • Introduce students to different spheres of medicine, and
  • Cultivate greater empathy for diverse patients

Medical Tutorials are offered as:

  • Clinical Research
  • Laboratory Research
  • Participatory or Community-Based Research
  • Educational Research (e.g., improvement of training curricula for residents or medical students)
  • Clinical Trials
  • Hospital Quality Improvement (e.g., patient or employee satisfaction or patient safety)
  • Community Outreach and Awareness (e.g., health education)
  • Practicum (shadowing that includes structured reflections, didactics, and/or a capstone project).

To enroll in a Medical Tutorial, please follow these three steps:

Step I:  Compliance Requirements

  • For your safety and the safety of JHMI and KKI patients, all Medical Tutorial participants MUST complete all of the compliance requirements in order to be enrolled in a Medical Tutorial.
  • Start as soon as possible (now!) to complete the Medical Tutorials Compliance Checklist.
  • Submit the compliance list and corresponding paperwork to MedicalTutorials@jhmi.edu no later than August 1, 2014.
  • You will receive an email confirmation from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine when your compliance is verified as complete.

Step II:  Identifying a Tutorial

  • The Medical Tutorial list will be available in late June. 
  • You can apply to more than one tutorial.
  • Review the Medical Tutorial list and email the physician(s) and program administrator(s) whose tutorials are of interest to you.
  • In the email, include the following:
    • Tutorial title
    • Your full name
    • Your contact information (email address, cell/local phone)
    • Academic status (sophomore, junior, or senior)
    • A brief summary that describes your interest in the particular medical tutorial
    • Resume as an attachment

NOTE:  You can apply to medical tutorials while you are waiting for the School of Medicine to approve your compliance paperwork. 

Step III:  Registration

If accepted by a physician:

1.Complete a Homewood Interdivisional Registration Form.  Forms can be found at the Homewood Office of the Registrar (Garland Hall), Engineering Academic Advising (Shaffer Hall), or Arts & Sciences Academic Advising (Garland Hall).

2.To complete the form, follow this example:

  • DIVISION or SCH:  ME
  • DEPARTMENT:  990
  • COURSE NUMBER: Listed in the Medical Tutorial packet
  • Arts and Sciences students: If you are overloading, you need to obtain the signature of your academic advisor directly on the Interdivisional Registration Form. 
  • Engineering students: You must obtain your faculty advisor’s signature on the blue Interdivisional Registration Form.
  • Note: If you need to get permission for a credit overload in order to participate in a medical tutorial, this permission must be obtained well in advance of the registration deadline.

3.Obtain and print an email from the sponsoring physician that confirms you have been accepted into the tutorial.

4.Your Interdivisional Registration Form and confirmation email must be submitted in person to Pre-Professional Programs and Advising, 300 Garland Hall, between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

5.All paperwork must submitted no later than the end of the Add period, September 12, 2014.

NOTE: You may apply to more than one Tutorial, but you can ultimately only choose to register for one.

Timeline

  • June - August 1: Submit compliance documentation to MedicalTutorials@jhmi.edu

  • Late June: Fall 2014 Medical Tutorial List is released. Start contacting faculty even if compliance paperwork is not yet complete.

  • July-August 1: Receive verification of compliance from Hopkins School of Medicine

  • September 12: Last day to Add a Medical Tutorial.  No exceptions!


Basic Guidelines and Responsibilities: 

  • While a student may participate in only one Semester Medical Tutorial per semester, students may participate in multiple Semester Medical Tutorials over the course of their time as undergraduates at Johns Hopkins University.
  • A student can participate in both research sponsored through an academic department as well as a medical tutorial during the same semester.  Research credits earned through a Semester Medical Tutorial cannot be applied to research that is required by your major (e.g., Neuroscience or Molecular and Cellular Biology).
  • Medical Tutorials are not considered independent work.  Students may participate in other non-graded independent work (e.g., research, independent study, taking a class S/U, etc.) but should carefully consult with an advisor about a potential overload.
  • All students are expected to complete an online assessment of their medical tutorial at the end of the semester. 
  • If a student misses the Add Period, s/he will not be able to pursue a medical tutorial.
  • Students are representatives of the Johns Hopkins University and must behave professionally at all times.
  • Students must arrange for their own transportation.
  • Students must dress in professional attire (unless wearing scrubs).

 

Forms Associated with Semester Medical Tutorials

Medical Tutorials Compliance Checklist

HIPAA On-line Training Instructions

Confidentiality Agreement Form

Code of Conduct Form

Criminal Background Check Form Instructions

 

Please direct your Medical Tutorial questions to preprofessional@jhu.edu

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