Do you want to know how to get into Johns Hopkins School of Medicine? Are you wondering what Johns Hopkins' program is like? How is it adapting to the post-COVID era, and AI? Continue reading and you'll learn more from its Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs. Don't miss Linda Abraham's previous interview with Dean Paul White: What Med School Applicants Must Know About Johns Hopkins [Episode 392] Are you struggling to keep up and write the essays with the specificity and coherence they require? Check out Accepted's Ultimate Guide to Secondary Essay Questions. Download your free copy today. Today's guest, Paul White, Assistant Dean for Admissions at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, attended Yale for undergrad, Georgetown for his law degree, but he has worked in admissions, both undergrad and medical school, since 1988. Since 2012, he has served the applicant community as the Assistant Dean for Admissions at Johns Hopkins. He was last on Admissions Straight Talk in November 2020 when the pandemic was raging. People were hunkering down and working and attending school at home. I'm thrilled that the pandemic seems to be in the past, and that today, Paul White has found time to join us again. Paul, welcome back to Admission Straight Talk. [1:41] Thank you very much, Linda. Nice to see you. Can I make one correction though? Absolutely. [1:47] Yes. I actually started in admissions in June of 1979 and then took a four-year break in which I worked, and then went and got my JD, so I'm in my 40th year in admissions. I came back to admissions in 1986, but so all the way back to when I started, it was 1979. Wow, that's when I got my MBA. [2:08] Oh, okay. I've been doing my medical school admissions since the year 2000. Also, I'm in my 40th year of admissions, of the last 44. Okay, great. Well, you obviously have a lot of perspective, experience, and expertise to share, and I'm glad you corrected me. [2:23] Yeah, no problem. Can you give an overview, just to start, of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine program, focusing on its more distinctive elements? [2:32] Sure. Absolutely. Well, Hopkins is a MD program. Let's start there. It's allopathic as opposed to osteopathic. Osteopathic schools will work the osteopathic type of medicine. Hopkins is one of 160 plus allopathic schools in the US that awards the MD. We have been around since, oh, I would say 1893 or so as a medical school. We were one of the first medical schools to establish the need for prerequisites and we are also the institution where the term rounding was developed. Our dome, which is an iconic image of our medical school is where rounding first took place, and Hopkins is one of the schools in 1911 or 1912, that the Flexner Report said got it right. That's all to say we have a history, but Hopkins doesn't believe in, nor will have you rest, on your laurels. It's just that we recognize that we do have histories behind us, but this is a fascinating place. We have 120 medical students come in every year who are either MD or MD-PhD. Several thousand applications, so it's a very long process for the applicant, but also for us, our mission is research, patient care, and education, and that is a part of everything we do here, and we are also a very incredibly inclusive community, and that is also a part of what we do and recognize that everyone brings something to the table. This is a wonderful environment for the student, but also to be a member of the community as a professional, however it might be teaching or a member of the greater staff. It's very team-oriented. We're the type of institution where everyone has a voice, including the students, and we listen very closely to our students and we also encourage, really require that they honor the patients that they work with, so you have be very service oriented and hopefully competent to deal with this but we’re very much a team environment on all levels.