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Message from the Dean for Medical Education

Dean Hundert with students

Dear Prospective Applicant,

The mission of Harvard Medical School is to create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease. I am excited for anyone reading these words and considering the opportunity to apply to join this diverse group of extraordinary people who are passionate about using their talents to serve others. It is humbling to live and work in a community of physicians and scientists who are dedicated to attaining the highest achievements in the world of medicine today and preparing for the exciting world of medicine in the future. Ultimately, our success depends on a steady entry each year of outstanding students who wish to dedicate their lives to the compassionate care of others. Whether you hope to advance the basic or social sciences that form the foundation of medicine, to focus on the art and science of prevention and healing, or to combine medicine with other related interests in some unique way, there has never been a better time to be in medicine. And there is no better place for it than Harvard’s community of doctors, scientists, hospitals, and schools. We are delighted that you are interested in Harvard Medical School, and we look forward to receiving your completed application.

Edward M. Hundert, MD
Dean for Medical Education
Daniel D. Federman, MD Professor in Residence of Global Health and Social Medicine and Medical Education