Professional Wellness

Finding personal satisfaction and enrichment from one's work.

Additional university resources on health and wellness are available at and on Instagram @jhuwellness.

On Campus Resources

Career Offices Student Affairs, Postdoctoral Affairs, and Graduate Medical Education Offices:

Monthly discussion group open on a drop-in basis which encourages reflective practice, nurtures empathy through storytelling and builds community through literature, film, art and writing. For more information, contact

SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center) @ JHU East Baltimore
Provides academic, professional, and personal development opportunities for students through community outreach and service-learning partnerships with local organizations.

Peabody Institute @ Mount Vernon
Stages major classical and jazz performances, including community concerts and events such as Peabody at the Library, a partnership with Enoch Pratt Library featuring Peabody students.

Disability Support Services MILES Committee (formerly Office of the Ombuds)
  • This site provides an avenue for medical students to learn about and report mistreatment. It also provides links for other SOM students and trainees to report mistreatment.
Sexual Assault Hotline and Support
  • Johns Hopkins University is committed to promoting a safe and supportive environment for each and every member of our community. If you have experienced sexual misconduct, we urge you to reach out for support and medical care. We also stand ready to assist you if you would like to file a report with JHU and/or local law enforcement.
JHU Office of Institutional Equity
  • This office leads JHU efforts to foster an environment that is inclusive, respectful and free from discrimination and harassment. In its role, OIE ensures compliance with affirmative action and equal opportunity laws, investigates discrimination and sexual harassment complaints, and serves as a central resource for those with disabilities or those who require religious accommodation.
Family and Child Care Benefits
  • Family and Caregiving Programs
    JHU offers a variety of resources for families—including adoption assistance, elder care, child care benefits, and lactation support. Visit the website to learn more about student and trainee eligibility for benefits including dependent care vouchers that offer money from the university, dependent care flexible spending accounts which allow parents to set aside pre-tax dollars to help pay for care, and scholarships to three partner child care centers.
  • Backup Care
    The Backup Care program through is designed to provide sick, emergency & backup elder care or child care for any resident or postdoctoral fellow using the program. The cost of care is partially subsidized by Johns Hopkins for up to 10 placements a year. Additional unsubsidized placements are available. pre-screens qualified caregivers to help you find in-home backup emergency care for children and adults, or in-center backup care for children. To ensure you’re prepared when the unexpected occurs, it is recommended that you register with Care@Work well before any need arises. Sign up now and have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a backup plan when you need it.
  • New Child Accommodations for Full-Time Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Trainees
    Information on university policy for paid family leave.
JHU Student Wellness Website
  • Your single destination for student wellness resources, news, and events available across Johns Hopkins University.


Here are a few local opportunities to pursue interests in the arts, literature, cultural enrichment hobbies, and more. Johns Hopkins affiliates get a discount at many Baltimore establishments, many of which are listed on the Hopkins Work, Life and Engagement page.
  • Baltimore Museum of Art: Maryland's largest art museum with a collection of 90,000 pieces ranging from ancient mosaics to contemporary art. General admission is free.
  • National Aquarium in Baltimore: Hopkins affiliates can get discounted tickets to one of Inner Harbor's most popular attractions. Save even more by attending the aquarium’s Half-Price Friday Nights program, which provides access to award-winning exhibits for half the price of general admission any Friday evening after 5pm.
  • Hippodrome Theatre: Historic theatre in the heart of the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District featuring the best of touring Broadway and music here in Baltimore. Hopkins affiliates can save up to 40% off regular ticket prices for select shows at the Hippodrome using promo code JHULIFE.
  • Shriver Hall Concerts: This series features the world’s foremost classical music soloists and chamber ensembles with performances in Shriver Hall Auditorium at Homewood. Hopkins employees can receive 15% discount on all single-ticket purchases for select shows at the Hippodrome using discount code JHU; students must call the week of their select show to purchase student-rate tickets. Visit their website for additional information.
  • Baltimore Chef Shop: Located in the vibrant, food-lover’s haven of Hampden, this teaching kitchen offers hands-on cooking classes teaching kitchen techniques for all skill levels.
  • Clay Pots: Community coffeehouse with an art gallery that offers a safe space for the community, classes and workshops, and art and wellness programming.
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library: Library services, free classes, musical performances, guest speakers and more are available at the main branch and various neighborhood branches located throughout Baltimore.
  • The Book Thing: A book exchange store located in the Waverly neighborhood. They accept donations and you can take as many free books as you’d like.
  • Open Works: A collaborative creating space for Baltimore residents providing access to tools, technology, and classes
  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures FastForward U: Innovation hub supporting student entrepreneurs with mentorship, programming, space and funding
  • Everyman Theatre: Showcases affordable, professional shows featuring artists from the Baltimore/Washington area
  • Chesapeake Shakespeare Company: Presents works by William Shakespeare and other classic playwrights


Check out the following websites for courses, lessons and events related to everything from economics, languages, statistics, public health and poetry to yoga, meditation, cooking, photography, and book clubs just to name a few.