The faculty in Clinical Pharmacology
have a proud tradition of training young colleagues. These
include mentees at all stages of their scientific careers:
undergraduates; graduate students in the School of Medicine,
of Public Health, and of Arts and Sciences; medical housestaff;
and of particular importance, fellows in Clinical Pharmacology.
The fellowship training program in Clinical Pharmacology
is designed primarily to address the widely recognized shortage
of well-trained physician scientists who conduct hands-on
studies in humans. Creative and highly motivated physicians
with a central interest in the interactions between drugs
and humans are selected. Applicants are encouraged to
pursue joint postgraduate-fellowship training via the
research pathway outlined by the American
Board of Internal Medicine. During the four year Clinical
Pharmacology fellowship program, trainees complete a PhD
Investigation, publish at least two peer-reviewed
papers, and apply for grants to support their research.
Through an assortment of modalities, such as didactic
coursework, journal clubs,
research rotations, shadowing in decision-making committees
(e.g., Institutional Review Board, Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Committee), and thesis research, trainees experience the
excitement of working at the laboratory-clinic interface
and develop skills that prepare them to be independent
researchers and teachers, and role models for future generations
of clinical pharmacologists.
Applicants are asked to send a completed questionnaire, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a one-page personal statement of research interests. US Citizens or permanent residents may be eligible for funding by our NIH-supported T32 Clinical Pharmacology Training Program. Others may be funded by ongoing research programs or other source of fellowship support.
The Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University is an established world leader in research, teaching and medical care. In keeping with this long honored tradition of excellence, the Department created a Diversity Council, whose mission is to promote increased recruitment, retention and advancement of faculty, fellows and residents from underrepresented minority and other disadvantaged groups, as well as to promote cultural diversity across the department.