Johns Hopkins University has confirmed the name of its gynecologists.
The name John Hopkins is a contraction of the Johns Hopkins Medicine and Public Health Centre.
The announcement follows a report on The Drum, which revealed the school’s name was based on the French word for vagina.
“Johns Hopkins is an acronym that means ‘Hopkins College of Medicine’ and it’s part of the university’s mission to provide quality health care,” a spokesperson told news.com and thenews.com in a statement.
“Our goal is to ensure that everyone, regardless of their background or ability, can access health care at the university.”
Dr Hopkins is not the only university with the name.
A spokesperson for the University of Sydney said its doctors and nurses are named after the same word.
The University of New South Wales confirmed its doctors are named for the same Greek word as the name Hopkins.
In a statement, the school said its name came about in response to the naming conventions of other institutions.
“The names Hopkins and Johns Hopkins are not original, but are common in Australian universities and other tertiary institutions,” the statement said.
More: “We hope that our students and staff can now be proud of the contributions we have made to the health and wellbeing of the nation, and that they can look forward to seeing their name on the walls of their classrooms, and in the name books and the hallways of the library.”