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  • Locations: Oxford, United Kingdom (England)
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Restrictions: JHU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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GPA Requirement: 3.7 Housing Type: Residence Hall
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: Health & Medicine, Natural Sciences
Program Type: Hopkins-sponsored Credit Type: Hopkins credit (grades impact Hopkins GPA)
Program Advisor: Jenny Quijano Sax Language Prerequisite: No
Prerequisites: Completion of General Biology and General Chemistry required prior to start of program, Sophomore applicants must complete Organic Chemistry prior to start of program Hopkins Application Fee: $25
Program Description:

St. Anne’s College is one of 44 colleges that make up Oxford University, the UK’s oldest and most prestigious research university. The Hopkins-St. Anne's Oxford Pre-medical Program is a highly competitive program tailored for students in pre-medical studies. It is the only study abroad program that allows Hopkins undergraduate students to complete some of their core pre-medical sciences abroad. Open to Hopkins Sophomores and Juniors who meet with eligibility criteria, the program is ideally suited for students interested in pursuing an MD/PhD.

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St. Anne's College (Pre-Med Science)

Oxford - Premed Cohort
The St. Anne's Premedical Program is distinguished by it's focus on biochemistry and emphasis on independent study. At its heart lies the philosophy that human diseases and clinical treatments can be full understood only with a detailed knowledge of cellular molecular process. Biochemistry tutors from St. Anne's College lead the program in collaboration with their colleagues from chemistry, physiology, pharmacology and experimental psychology. Courses are taught through a combination of tutorials and lectures given by experts from St. Ann's College and the entire Oxford system.
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"My year at St. Anne’s taught me to be a thorough and inquisitive learner. Through each tutorial, I was pushed to explore topics beyond the surface level, which provided a rich and rewarding academic experience.”

-Samantha Halpern, Chemistry major


Oxford, England

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Full-Year Program: Late August to Mid-June 
Application Deadline: February 1

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Areas of Study

Pre-medical students. The program is the best fit for pre-med students with majors in:
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine, Science & the Humanities
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  • 3.7 GPA or above
  • Freshman or Sophomore standing at time of application
  • Applicants must be pursuing a Pre-Medical course of study
  • Applicants must have completed General Biology and Chemistry (or equivalent) prior to participation -- Junior year participants must also have completed Organic Chemistry
  • Applicants must attend one of the mandatory program information sessions prior to submitting their application (see details below)
Because program transcripts are not issued until after the full year program has concluded, Junior Year participants must be willing to take a Gap Year before applying to med schools.

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Courses and Credits

Students will complete an extended academic year that includes a September pre-session and the three terms at Oxford; Michaelmas (October to December), Hilary (January to March), and Trinity (April to June). Courses are taught in the rigorous tutorial system an come back with Hopkins course numbers and grades that factor into the Hopkins GPA, thereby satisfying U.S. medical school entry requirements. 

All participants are expected to have completed the equivalent of General Biology and Chemistry (or equivalent) prior to participation. All participants will take Biological Chemistry, the Biochemistry Lab, and Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, along with Genetics, Medical Humanities, and Physiological Systems. Sophomore participants who need to will also take Organic Chemistry while Junior participants will take Advanced Genetics and Molecular Biology. All students will have the opportunity to design and complete their own Literature Review Project on a topic of their own choosing. Both Sophomore and Junior participants should have room left to take 1-3 elective courses, which they can select from a list that includes Biophysical Chemistry and Spectroscopy, Structure and Function of Molecules, Metabolism and Metabolic Control, Bioenergetics, Biological Signals and Systems, Cancer Biology and Molecular Immunology, History of Science and Philosophy of Science (please note that some of these electives will have pre-requisites). St. Anne's Ball 2013-14
These courses will be delivered according to the unique tutorial system, the hallmark of Oxford academic culture. You will typically attend an hour-long tutorial every week, or bi-weekly, for each class or paper you are studying. The sessions will consist of your tutor, you and 1-2 other students. It is a highly concentrated hour of discussion and debate, for which you will have prepared carefully in advance. For each of your tutorials you will be expected to independently prepare either an essay on a set topic, or a problem set (depending on the course), or another kind of assignment and you will discuss these during the tutorial. Your Tutor will generally provide you with a reading list or other guidance to help you get started. Your tutorials are supplemented by lectures, and sometimes group tutorials and/or laboratory practical classes, as appropriate, which are run by the University and will include students from across the University. ​You will be examined on the content of these lectures in exams called 'Collections' at the beginning of the next Oxford term, the grades for which can only help, not hinder, your overall grade.

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CostOxford Walk

Students pay JHU tuition plus a program fee that covers housing, some meals, and insurance, charged to the student account. Financial aid may be applied toward the cost of the program.

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Students live in college (on-site dormitory housing) with other St. Anne's undergraduates.

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Application Process

Students must watch the program webinar, which will be made available upon request in September, before scheduling a required advising appointment with the program advisor.

Students who have satisfied the advising requirements for the program and decide to apply will need to complete an application through Hopkins, which can be accessed by clicking the green 'Apply Now' button at the top/bottom of this page. NOTE: The application will not open until early December and is due by 11:59 PM on February 1st. 

Students who make it through the initial application review will be called in for an interview the week after the application deadline. Hopkins will nominate the top 5-8 students to St. Anne's for consideration. Final admissions decisions will be made by the tutors at St. Anne's College later in February with formal offer letters distributed in early March.

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More Information

This program is currently not accepting applications.