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Student and Alumni Connections

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Alumni Relations hosts opportunities throughout the year for students to connect with alumni.

Registration for these programs are open to students only. Alumni who are interested in hosting any of the following programs should contact Jamie Seward, Senior Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at

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Connect the Docs

Connect the Docs are virtual opportunities for medical students to connect with alumni to gain career advice and share experiences, all in a casual, conversational setting. Connect the Docs features alumni from diverse specialties, backgrounds and career experiences. All programs are hosted on Zoom. Participants should be prepared to be on camera and participate in the conversation.

Capacity is limited to 25 attendees per session. The School of Medicine Alumni Relations team will provide Grubhub gift cards to attendees.

Henry "Hank" Dorkin, M.D. '74

Interested in Pediatrics? Connect the Docs with Henry Dorkin, M.D. ’74
Sunday, April 9 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Virtual 

Join Henry “Hank” Dorkin, M.D. ’74, a pediatric pulmonologist, as he shares his career journey and offers advice! In 2008, Dr. Dorkin became clinical chief of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Cystic Fibrosis Center director and Therapeutics Development Network Center co-director. He expanded the clinical trials program and made it independent of the division's finances. Eventually, the program ranked number one among all American CF TDN Centers in recruitment/enrollment for complex clinical trials. While director of clinical research, he expanded areas of the program into asthma, interstitial lung disease, primary ciliary dyskinesia, pulmonary artery hypertension, and lung transplantation. Dr. Dorkin is also involved in public health advocacy at the state and federal levels, and has served in numerous medical association leadership roles.

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MedTalks are in-person lunch conversations with MD-PhD and PhD alumni working outside of academic settings. Current MD-PhD and PhD students are invited to learn about career paths and gain insights from alumni experiences.

Capacity is limited to 25 attendees per session.

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Dine with a Doc

Dine with a Doc provides medical students the opportunity to connect with alumni over dinner for an evening of conversation. It’s a chance for students to gain insights into specialties and career paths.



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Molecules and a Meal

Molecules and a Meal provides MD-PhD students the opportunity to connect with Medical Science Training Program alumni over dinner for an evening of conversation. It’s an opportunity to gain insights on career paths, research opportunities, and more as students consider their future in science and medicine. Space is limited for these events so please plan to register early.

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