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Surgery Faculty-Student Mentoring Program


The JSCOR Surgical Faculty-Student Mentoring Program aims to facilitate collaborative relationships between faculty mentors and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health MPH student mentees with the overall goal of a mutually beneficial educational experience in clinical research.

The program pairs an individual Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health MPH student with a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty surgeon mentor to create a surgeon-student research team. The program’s goal is to guide and assist the team with the design, conduct, and analysis of health services research problems using surgical databases. The key deliverable from the program is a final research project that can be used as an MPH capstone (if applicable) and a manuscript to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.


Program History

Bloomberg School of Public Health students have had a long tradition of working with surgeons from The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Department of Surgery within the School of Medicine to complete their capstone or final practicum projects for many years. In 2009, as the number of graduate students interested in surgical sciences continued to grow, the JSCOR MPH mentoring program was created to form a streamlined, efficient and standardized method to assist students aspiring to work with faculty members of the Department of Surgery and a handful of other surgical subspecialty departments. Starting with 16 students that year, the program has continued to attract approximately 20 students per year. In 2021, there were more than 40 applications. These mentoring relationships have led to dozens of strong mentor-mentee exchanges and hundreds of published manuscripts.


JSCOR will soon be taking applications for the 2024-2025 school year. Download and complete the application form to get started. Please send the completed application form, along with a current CV and photo, to the Program Administrator, Bin You, at and copy Fang Hu, at Application deadline is July 25, 2024.

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