Resources & Facilities

Resources of Johns Hopkins & the vacinity

The comprehensive East Baltimore campus of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI) is a compact health care and research community. The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH), top ranked hospital for nineteen consecutive years, and the JHU School of Medicine, considered one of the top five medical schools in the world, offer students in the program a wide variety of educational opportunities.

Most of the School of Medicine facilities, including anatomy dissection laboratories, medical school lecture halls, and hospital facilities are within walking distance. Two Hopkins libraries serve student research needs: the medical campus Welch Medical Library, and the undergraduate campus Milton S. Eisenhower Library. Other JHU library facilites are also available to the Hopkins community. Additional resources for research in the Baltimore/Washington DC area include the following: National Aquarium of Baltimore, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Maryland Hospital & Medical School, Maryland Anatomy Board, National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institute of Health (NIH), National Museum of Natural History, and the various other museums of the Smithsonian Institution.

Additionally, there are many rich resources for academic fine art appreciation. Among these are the following museums: The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, American Visionary Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, and various art museums of the Smithsonian Institution.

With a large Faculty, rich resources, and a rigorous Academic Program, the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine provides a broad interdisciplinary experience of education and training in medical illustration.

Departmental Resources

Faculty and students in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine have easy access to all facilities of the world renowned JHMI. A large studio with natural light provides each student with an individually partitioned work space. There is also ample communal work space. The Digital Imaging Labs contain several Macintosh and PC based workstations, and additional resources for training in digital imaging techniques. The integral connection between the instructional curriculum and the production units in the Department allows students to observe and participate in production functions. Students in the Hopkins program are exposed to a wide range of illustration needs: clinical, surgical, health care, patient education, and research.

Location & Maps

Location - Baltimore, MD

The Department of Art as Applied to Medicine is located on the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. We're one mile from the Inner Harbor, near the head of the Chesapeake Bay.

Baltimore has undergone tremendous urban revitalization centered around the Inner Harbor where the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, and Pier 6 Concert Pavilion are located. Ethnic festivals, boating events, interesting restaurants and shops contribute to an active city life.

Special resources in cinema, the visual and performing arts, and sports are excellent and in abundance. Among them: Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore Museum of Art, Walter's Art Gallery, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Center Stage Theater, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Orioles Baseball and Ravens Football have received international recognition and loyal local support for their achievements.

Campus Maps

Continuously running shuttles connect the East Baltimore medical campus with the Peabody Institute, and with the Homewood Arts, Sciences & Engineering Campus, located twenty minutes away on North Charles St. A subway system connects Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions with downtown and several suburban communities.

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SOM Graduate Programs

The Medical and Biological Illustration Master of Arts Program is one of several graduate programs within the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For more information on all graduate programs and for resources available to graduate students of the School of Medicine, visit the website of the Office of Graduate Student Affairs.


Residential listings are available from:
The Johns Hopkins University Off-Campus Housing Office
The Johns Hopkins Medicine Off-Campus Housing Office
Reed Hall, 1620 McElderry Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21287-1995
Telephone: (410) 955-3836
Additional links to information on living in Baltimore:
Off-campus Tenant Information
Hopkins Visitor Information
Live Baltimore
City of Baltimore

Recreational Facilities

The Denton A. Cooley Center, located in the East Baltimore Medical Campus adjacent to the student residence, Reed Hall, includes a full-size gymnasium, indoor running track, racquetball and squash courts, weight training room, exercise areas, locker rooms with sauna in each, and a Jacuzzi. Membership is free to all full-time graduate students. Instructor-led exercise classes are available for a small fee. An indoor swimming pool is also available on a membership basis. For more information, call: (410) 955-2513.

Additional recreational facilities are located at the Homewood Campus of the Johns Hopkins University. These are available to all full-time graduate students. Facilities include: gymnasium, Homewood soccer and lacrosse field, outdoor running track, dance & wrestling rooms, sauna, squash & racquetball courts, outdoor tennis courts, weight training & exercise rooms, and an Olympic size swimming & diving pool. For more information, call: (410) 516-7490.

City Resources

Baltimore, part of the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country, has undergone urban revitalization centered around the Inner Harbor area. Baltimoreans enjoy and support their good-time "Charm City." Cinema and theater, symphony, museums and galleries, the National Aquarium Baltimore, the Maryland Science Center, and the many fine restaurants are enjoyed by residents and tourists alike. Don't miss Oriole Park at Camdem Yards, baseball's show-case stadium, and the Ravens NFL football team at M&T Bank stadium. Horse racing, sailboating, fly-fishing, and lacrosse matches speak of other popular Maryland sports. Nearby mountains and shorelines also provide historical and scenic diversity.

Only an hour from Washington, D.C., two hours from Philadelphia, and three and a half hours from New York City, Baltimore provides a good base for various activities these cities offer.

The University Office of Special Events presents a variety of cultural programs which are available to students and faculty at reduced rates during the academic year.