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The transformation of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center from Baltimore City Hospitals into a vibrant academic medical center is one of the great stories in American medicine in the past quarter century.
Since Johns Hopkins acquired Baltimore City Hospitals in 1984, more than $600 million has been invested to transform and modernize the campus, whose origin dates to 1773. Johns Hopkins Bayview is noted for its Burn Center, Women’s Center for Pelvic Health, Asthma & Allergy Center, and Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center, and its geriatric medicine and rheumatology programs are ranked highly by
One of the closest neighborhoods to JHMI, cozy Butcher’s Hill, sits just south of the campus. The free Hopkins Shuttle makes this an incredibly convenient neighborhood for JHMI students, faculty, and staff. Uniquely inviting, it is sometimes referred to as Baltimore’s friendliest neighborhood. The combination of architecturally diverse brick townhomes and the proximity to 155-acre Patterson Park make this area a Baltimore favorite.
The National Aquarium offers busloads of Baltimore-area schoolkids (and anyone else who wanders inside) an immersive undersea experience and a message of conservation. The Maryland Science Center offers an IMAX theater, planetarium, and STEM-related knowledge by the test tube-ful. The Inner Harbor offers a frequently changing assortment of stores, eateries, and adventures for kids and adults alike, and the U.S.S. Constellation sits proudly at the center of it all. The nearby Johns Hopkins Carey Business School brings to the field of business education the intellectual rigor and commitment to excellence that are the hallmarks of Johns Hopkins University. It offers a uniquely humanistic and multidisciplinary model of business education and research, tapping the rich resources of faculty and programs from the other great divisions of the university—the schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Engineering, Advanced International Studies, Arts and Sciences, and Education.
Our students enjoy the best of both worlds: all the amenities of a major urban center—theaters, museums, music, professional sports, amazing restaurants, and public transportation—plus the community, comfort, and easy access of a close-knit campus. The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing stands in East Baltimore alongside the top-ranked schools of Medicine and Public Health and the internationally renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, offering an unmatched interprofessional environment to students and faculty. It is a place to make an impact, locally and globally.
Established in 1889, the school is a recognized leader among its peers and holds top[SSA1] rankings for graduate programs in the United States in U.S. News & World Report’s survey and globally by QS World University.
Penn Station is a collection of small neighborhoods surrounding Pennsylvania Station, the main transportation hub in Baltimore. The draw to this area is the proximity to the Amtrak and MARC rail lines, making for an easy commute to DC, northern Virginia, and Philadelphia as well as a quick ride to the Baltimore Washington International airport. Station North is the most popular surrounding neighborhood, having experienced quite a rebirth in recent years. This is a diverse neighborhood with a combination of young urban art, music, and restaurant fans as well as an older crowd drawn to the hip theater offerings as well as redesigned, upscale apartments. The recently reopened Parkway Theatre is a crown jewel of the neighborhood and—at more than 100 years old—has become home to the annual Maryland Film Festival. Johns Hopkins was among the partners in the $18.5 million Parkway rehab.
Through a service-learning collaboration with the Student Outreach Resource Center (SOURCE) and various community-based organizations—students acquire invaluable practical experience providing health services to vulnerable and underserved populations throughout Baltimore including homeless and domestic violence shelters, HIV/AIDS clinics, grassroots community organizations, and children's programs.
The library is named for one of the founding fathers of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, William H. Welch. Welch was the first dean at the School of Medicine and was also the founder of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. A pathologist by training, he was the first dean of the School of Medicine. To this day, the library continues to play a critical role in the advancement of scientific discovery and education of doctors, nurses, public health experts, and researchers and has continually tailored its service for the Johns Hopkins community. Welch was among the first libraries to offer online searching of literature to its patrons in the ’70s, and in the early ’90s, the library assisted the international Human Genome Initiative by launching the Genome Database.
Matthews Johns Hopkins Medical Book Center is the East Baltimore campus go-to for books, supplies, and uniforms for nursing students. At the center of the Johns Hopkins medical campus, Matthews provides a resource for students from the schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health. And if you want to wear your school pride on your sleeve, Matthews is the place to start.
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is the oldest and largest school of public health in the world (est. 1916). As a leading international authority on public health, the Bloomberg School is dedicated to protecting health and saving lives. Every day, the school works to keep millions around the world safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying its knowledge and expertise in the field, and educating tomorrow’s scientists and practitioners in the global defense of human life. The school’s various academic departments offer graduate training in the private and public sectors pertaining to public health and its related sciences. The School of Nursing and the School of Public Health have a joint MSN/MPH program.
Canton is a popular waterfront Baltimore neighborhood. This area is a magnet for young professionals drawn to its quaint coffee shops, eclectic nightlife, trendy restaurants, and converted rowhomes. Known as a very family friendly neighborhood, Canton is also dog-friendly, offering the city’s first off-leash dog park, dubbed the “Cheer’s Bar for dogs.” Warmer weather brings a very social time to this community. The First Thursday concert season (May through September) at the Canton Waterfront Park offers food, free music, and community connection and has become a popular destination for Baltimoreans from all over the city.
West Baltimore is a neighborhood of great African-American history and jazz-age culture known nowadays more for its architectural significance. The area was once home to Edgar Allan Poe, whose menacing poem “The Raven” is the inspiration for the local NFL team’s nickname (and mascots). The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, a National Historic Landmark, is open to visitors on a seasonal schedule. (The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum is nearby if you prefer baseball.) Ravens Stadium and Camden Yards—home of the Orioles—are also nearby, as are the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum roundhouse. For those who want to really move their hooves, the Mobtown Ballroom offers swing dance lessons in Pigtown, part of a larger area known as Sowebo, short for South West Baltimore. Pigtown acquired its name in the 19th century, when porkers arrived by rail from the Midwest and were herded to local butcher shops and meat-packing plants. Fun fact: Pigtown's annual festival features a pig race called "The Squeakness" to commemorate its everything-but-the-oink history as well as Baltimore’s annual hosting of the Preakness, part of horse racing’s Triple Crown.
The Office of Student Affairs can assist in all matters pertaining to student life. This includes assistance with career services, disability services, and student clubs and organizations. Other student services offices on the JHMI campus include housing, international student services, university health services, student outreach resource center, student development and leadership, parking, as well as other areas.
The Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute, on historic Mount Vernon Square in central Baltimore, is recognized as one of the foremost professional schools of music in the country. It was founded in 1857 by philanthropist George Peabody. Also situated near Mount Vernon are the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the University of Baltimore, where the annual Artscape festival is held. Just blocks away are the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, and America’s First Cathedral, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
If you like to feel the weight of hundreds of years of history, you will achieve that sensation in Fells Point. This popular neighborhood, a historic maritime center with cobblestone streets, is just one mile south of the JHMI campus. Fells Point sits right on the water, making it a popular place to eat, drink, live, and enjoy the charm of one of Baltimore’s most attractive areas. This neighborhood serves as the rare combination of tourist destination and a living and thriving neighborhood. Students, professionals, and families alike coexist harmoniously in Fells Point.
Federal Hill is known for its excellent views of the and Baltimore skyline, as well as the postcard-perfect, walkable streets. Imagine brick-front houses, cobblestone sidewalks, and quaint storefronts displaying a diverse range of goods and services. Locally owned shops, restaurants and one of Baltimore's cool public markets at Cross Street, make this one of Baltimore’s most popular and welcoming areas. Historical tidbit: Colonial-era tunnels beneath the famed hill were used to mine pigments for paint.
The official bookstore of Johns Hopkins University, located near the Homewood campus, is a major meeting spot for students. The Homewood campus sits alongside Charles Village, where students shop, eat at local restaurants, and live in the several residence halls and university-owned apartment buildings. The Baltimore Museum of Art is at the south end of the Homewood campus and Hampden, one of Baltimore’s most unique and charming neighborhoods, sits immediately to its west.
East Baltimore, Maryland buzzes with activity from a Johns Hopkins-led revitalization effort that is not only adding to its own campus but building affordable housing, restaurants, urban green spaces, innovation hubs, and a Hopkins-affiliated public school, the neighborhood’s first new school in a generation. A dense, multinational population of students, nurses, physicians, and post-docs creates a stimulating environment in which to grow as a health care provider, collaborator, and leader. Within walking distance are the nightlife, historic buildings, and welcoming, quirky populations of the city’s most distinctive urban and waterfront neighborhoods. Downtown Baltimore’s blend of visual and performing arts, sports, and restaurants is minutes away by car, bus, subway, or taxi.
UHS provides medical, mental health, and wellness services to students on the East Baltimore campus. It administers a comprehensive health insurance program to students and their families in need of coverage. UHS is committed to providing individualized care by internal medicine physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, and licensed clinical social workers. .
Campus security, which is located both on the Homewood Campus and the East Baltimore Campus, provides and maintains a safe and secure environment through proactive security and law enforcement practices. Officers help patients, students, faculty, staff, and visitors experience a safe, caring, and welcoming environment. There is a 24/7 security presence, including a walking or vehicle escort service available in a designated surrounding area beyond the campus.
Since its founding in 1876, Johns Hopkins University has been at the forefront of higher education. Established as an institution oriented toward graduate study and research, it has often been called America’s first true university. Johns Hopkins is the smallest of the top-ranked universities in the United States and, by its own choice, remains so. A distinguished learning institution, Johns Hopkins provides a unique environment for students and faculty. Its impact continues to be felt worldwide.
Today, Johns Hopkins’ commitment to academic excellence continues in its nine degree-granting divisions: the schools of Nursing, Medicine, Public Health, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Business, Education, Advanced International Studies, and the Peabody Institute. The Homewood Campus is home to the Krieger School for Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering.
By train, by plane, by bus, or by car, Baltimore is just miles away from major East Coast cities and vacation spots. North on the I-95 corridor, you can visit Philly and New York in just a few hours—south is the hub of the nation, Washington, DC. A couple of hours east and you are at the beach. Head west and you have the Appalachian Mountains.
The School of Nursing, the School of Medicine, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Welch Medical Library of the University, and Johns Hopkins Hospital are often referred to as the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
From East Baltimore, It’s just a short train or car ride to the policy and decision-makers in Washington, DC, or to the suburbs of the I-270 research and innovation corridor, including NIH. The Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in DC provides graduate-level programs as well as scholarly research relevant to the problems of the United States and its public and private institutions in their relations with the governments and institutions of other countries. The school operates two centers abroad—one in Bologna, Italy, and one in Nanjing, China.
Howard County in central Maryland is the right combination of historic and hip, with rural and urban settings nearby to explore. It is home to Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, where students may complete clinicals and perhaps work after graduation.
The renowned Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in
Laurel conducts research and development to enhance the security of the nation
through the application of science and technology. The laboratory is also
committed to technology development in space science and carries on important
work in biomedicine and education that is synergistic with the university as a
The Milton S. Eisenhower Library is the university’s principal research library and the largest in a network of libraries at Johns Hopkins. The library is named for the university’s eighth president, whose vision brought together the university’s rich collection of books, journals, specialized databases, and statistical and cartographic data. Home to incredibly helpful librarians and an impressive collection of rare books and manuscripts, this library is one of the most heavily used buildings on the Homewood campus.
Johns Hopkins Hospital holds a farmer’s market every Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April through September. Vendors offer dairy, fruits and vegetables, nuts, and baked goods as well as prepared food. You'll find fresh seasonal produce from two farms in the region—Zahradaka and Tuckey's Mountain—and the occasional food truck.
The Cooley Center is a fitness resource that caters to the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions community. It sits on the Northwest corner of the East Baltimore campus, facing the Outpatient Building. A satellite fitness center is on the ninth floor of the Bloomberg School of Public Health on North Wolfe Street. Cooley offers members access to personal training, group exercise classes, intramural activities, fitness challenges, locker rentals, and a summer outdoor pool.