Mission and Goals

  • Showcase 19 Summer Programs that provide paid internships in Hopkins laboratories, clinics, and offices across the medical campus for nearly 300 students with more than half from Baltimore City high schools.
  • Provide opportunities for 200 selected students to deliver a professional presentation to an audience of 350 attendees, including Hopkins faculty, faculty and recruits from local colleges and universities, and each other.
  • Bolster high school students' academic and social confidence by enabling them to compete and compare the quality of their academic presentations to high achieving undergraduates from all over the United States.
  • Inspire a generation of future leaders by providing a stage for students and keynote speakers of international prominence to share their journey, struggles, and lessons learned in achieving their dreams.
  • Invest in untapped local talent to generate a home grown workforce with a college degree and improve the odds of success among aspiring leaders to pursue a career in science, public health, or medicine.
CARES Information at a Glance


Features 19 Summer Programs
Involves more than 100 Faculty Mentors
Supports more than 300 students

2019 Hopkins Cares Symposium

Thursday, July 25, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Anne and Mike Armstrong Medical Education Building

2019 Keynote Speaker

Nadia Hansel, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine