The principal objective of the Office of Medical Student Affairs is to serve the needs of the medical students in the many aspects of life in the School of Medicine. A student who has a question about the experience here and who is uncertain as to an appropriate resource for an answer should check with the office. Any medical student needing assistance in adapting to this environment, or advice about personal or professional matters, should visit the Associate or Assistant Deans for Medical Student Affairs. The range of issues that may be addressed is broad, and additional resources will be found when needed.

The Office of Medical Student Affairs plays a major role in the application process for research experiences, extramural rotations, additional courses of study, and residency positions. The office also assists in arrangements for special funding of student projects and works as a liaison with the Johns Hopkins Medical Student Senate and other student groups and services. Notices containing new or more current information on a variety of topics are sent to each student at frequent intervals.