May 19, 2003

MEDIA CONTACT: Trent Stockton
PHONE: 410-955-8665

Zerhouni Commencement Speaker for Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will award doctor of medicine degrees to 118 women and men from 29 states and six foreign countries at the commencement exercises May 22, 2003. The class is the 108th to graduate since the school opened in 1893. Johns Hopkins is among the most selective medical schools in the nation, with 4,622 applicants for 120 places for the freshman class this fall.

Elias Zerhouni, M.D., Director of the National Institutes of Health, will be the School of Medicine Convocation speaker.

Members of this year's graduating class will continue training at 54 hospitals and medical institutions in 19 states.
The School of Medicine commencement ceremony will be held at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall at 2:30 p.m.