The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Program Dates

May 28, 2019 - August 02, 2019

Program Highlights

  • Intensive, structured laboratory-based research experience
  • 10-week didactic lunch lecture series delivered simultaneously to all sites via live videoconference
  • Half-day rotations on medical, surgical, pediatric and radiation oncology services
  • A two-day joint conference in Washington, DC that is focused on cancer-related advocacy and policy
  • Weekly journal club
  • Stipend of $5,000
  • Free gym membership at the Denton A. Cooley Center located on East Baltimore Campus
  • End of program symposium


The program's administrative office is located at:

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Office of Administration
550 N. Broadway, Suite 1003
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 410-955-8823 or 410-955-9702

Students accepted into the program will report to various locations on the East Baltimore Campus. You can find a map of our East Baltimore Campus here.


The Program will provide for on-campus housing at Charles Commons on the Homewood Campus at no cost to visiting students. A kitchenette is available in the dorm.

Transportation and Parking

Students will travel to work from the University Homewood Campus, where dorms are located, to the East Baltimore (Hospital) campus daily. Students do not need a vehicle, as a free shuttle service is available. For students who wish to bring a car, daily parking may be provided at the East Baltimore Campus (work location only) in the Caroline Street Garage . Parking is not provided at the Homewood Campus.


Upon initial acceptance into the program, non-JHU students will be required to complete the JHU School of Medicine Research Elective Application for Visiting Medical Students. The application materials must be completed and approved by the School of Medicine prior to the student starting the summer program. Therefore, it is recommended that students begin the process of their registration as soon as possible once they are notified of acceptance. The general registration fee is covered by the program. We do not cover other fees that may be required such as a background check.

Note: JHU applicants should NOT complete the application materials on the Visiting Medical Students website unless they receive notification of their "preliminary" acceptance into the program which will take place around mid-March.


Reasonable accommodations can be provided for visiting medical students with disabilities. For disability accommodations please contact the program administrator. Accessible parking spots and restrooms are available throughout the Johns Hopkins campus.

For questions regarding the CUPID Program, please call or email:

Gail Voelker
Phone: 410-955-8823


Fred Bunz, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology

Leisha Emens, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Oncology
Cancer Immunology Program

Associate Directors

Ilene Browner, M.D.
Department of Oncology
Medical Oncology Program

Curtiland DeVille, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology

Sushant Kachhap, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Oncology
Urologic Oncology Program

Eden Stotsky-Himelfarb, RN
Nurse Navigator
Johns Hopkins Health Care


Gail Voelker
Program Administrator
Department of Oncology

Samuel Lee
Sr. Administrative Coordinator
Department of Oncology