Interview Information and Action Items (2021)

Congratulations on being selected to interview for the Biomedical Engineering PhD program at Johns Hopkins University! We can’t wait to introduce you to our dedicated staff, faculty, and students. We truly hope that your unique skills, intellectual curiosity, and passion will find a home at Hopkins.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews will be conducted remotely in 2021

Please read the following directions carefully:


ACTION ITEM #1: RSVP with Interview Preference and Student Information Form

As soon as possible (no later than Wednesday, January 27th)  submit the Interview Preference and Student Information form sent in your interview invitation email. 

Use the Interviewing Faculty page to fill out the interview preference portion of the form. The list provided is intended to be an exhaustive list of BME faculty who are interested in interviewing students. However, graduate students are permitted to select any Hopkins faculty member who holds a position as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor as their primary thesis advisor. Therefore, if you are interested in a faculty member who is not listed, we will try to match your interests.

At Johns Hopkins University, we take pride in fostering a community with rich diversity. We seek to be inclusive to all students and staff regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, or religious preference. As such, we have found that it sometimes helps speak to and get first-hand feedback from one of our current students. We have included a spot for these requests in our Interview Preferences and Student Information form for general networking. We will do our best to connect you with someone in our community who shares a similar identity/background.


Please send a recent photo of yourself to [email protected] .

Next Steps:

Take a look at the FAQ page for important information. Besides clicking on the above link, you can navigate to this pages by selecting the “MAIN MENU” at the top right hand corner of this page and choosing the “Prospective Students” section. From information here, think over questions you may have. Our current students have volunteered to be ‘Big Siblings’ to assist you. Your Big Sibling will be reaching out to you with a virtual introduction within a week of your arrival. General questions may be sent to [email protected] and we will get back to you within 24 hours, while questions involving private or sensitive matters should be emailed only to Hong Lan ([email protected] ).

Final Note:

Your invitation to interview here was not an accident! You were VERY carefully selected from a pool of over 700 excellent applicants. As PhD students who went through this same process, our advice to you is to just relax, enjoy the moment, and come prepared. You were clearly a great candidate for many reasons. As such, you have been invited to these interviews so that we can determine if there is an excellent match between not only you and a professor, but between you and the community of Johns Hopkins as a whole.

We recommend that you are prepared, having studied and read about the professors you are interested in. Expect to be challenged during your interviews. The best way to prepare for them is to know the professor’s work, the research field itself, and be able to express why you are a good match. We look forward to meeting each of you, and wish you the best of luck during your interview process. As current PhD students, we are here to help you in any way.