Questions about Hopkins
- 0Jan 16, '09 by AZN2009Hi,
I will be a new grad in May 09 and am interested in applying to Hopkins. I do not currently live in Baltimore so I am hoping someone can help me distinguish between their 3 branches: Bayview Medical Center, Howard County and Hopkins Hospital.
I have looked at all of their website carefully, so I'm looking for information like: what are the neighborhoods like, what types of patients to they mostly see (suburban/urban setting), starting pay etc. Recommendations are always welcome too!
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- 0Jan 17, '09 by SiennaGreenThe JHH web site has some good links to LiveBaltimore that will help explain this. However, seriously...don't accept one without a visit if it is important to you. Neighborhoods are diverse and vary dramatically.
In general, Howard County (which I didn't realize was owned by JHH...) is about 20 minutes from Baltimore city. It is a fairly affluent suburb, with pockets of need but overall very safe, clean, nice subrub. I have heard really good things about the hospital from others. Bayview is East Baltimore. My understanding is it is also serving a much more impoverished and underserved community. JHH main campus is inner city but a mixture of everything. You still see lots of high risk, underserved population but you will also have people coming from all over the world (and MD-every color, ethnicity, and socio economic class) to be treated.
I have heard good things about new grad at Hopkins main campus.
Not much, but hope it gives you a place to start.
- 0Jan 18, '09 by litebrightgirlI grew up in Maryland. John Hopkins in Baltimore is a great hospital. It's located in a bad neighborhood so I wouldn't recommend living anywhere in the city. However Baltimore County west is great. Suburban area. Look for places in White Marsh, Windsor Mill, Towson, etc. Visit these places first. Also Anne Arundel County is good too and not far from the city.
- 0Jan 26, '09 by HappyDayThe branch of Hopkins in Ho.County is a community hospital (Formerly Howard County General Hospital). It is in a nice area, just down the street from a large mall (The mall in Columbia - check it out for types of stores and demographics), and many residential neighborhoods. It would be a nice, relatively safe place to live and work. However, it is not what you think of when you hear JHH.
The main campus is a teaching hospital...cutting edge...ect, however, it is in a very unsafe area of inner city Balto. Further, Bayview, a smaller branch is in East Balto as another poster mentioned, and also not a great area (Read...Do not live close!). If you are interested in the Hopkins you hear so much about, it is the main Hopkins Hospital. You will learn lots, however, you will need to find a safe place to reside, especially if you are doing odd shifts.
- 0Jan 26, '09 by Jules AQuote from shinyblackcarI think this was the one:Can you post a link to this thread? Thanks.