Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
“Medicine is learned by the bedside and not in the classroom ... See and then research, compare and control. But see first.” – William Osler, the first chief of medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the founder of the institution’s residency program.
More than a century ago, Baltimore merchant Johns Hopkins left behind $7 million after his death, along with a mandate that would change the face of medical education throughout the United States and beyond. The money should go to build a hospital and a university of the highest stature in the heart of Baltimore, Md., a place where all patients—rich or poor, black or white, male or female—could receive care.
From the institution’s beginnings in 1876, Hopkins leaders have understood that to practice medicine, young physicians need frontline training alongside veteran physicians whose knowledge and experience provides the best means of fighting disease. Our faculty believes that to best grasp illness, our student-physicians must also understand the patients who are afflicted and constantly be searching for better treatments, newer answers and greater ideas. It is a crucial aspect of improving health across the world, and it’s what medical education at Johns Hopkins is all about.