Alumni & Friends

Welcome Alumni

Gordon Hall welcomes alumni. Image: Channing Johnson
Established in 1891, the Harvard Medical Alumni Association keeps nearly 10,000 living alumni connected to each other, the School, and students.

Visit the
alumni website to learn more about how you can reconnect with old friends, establish new networks, volunteer, stay on top of upcoming events, hear what’s happening at the School today, and discover opportunities for lifelong learning.

Upcoming Events

2021 Apr 12

Racism and Violence Impacting the Asian-American Community

12:00pm to 1:00pm


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Equity and Social Justice Webinar: Racism and Violence Impacting the Asian-American Community   Asian Americans in our country continue to be victims of racism with increasing acts of violence occurring since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this discussion we will highlight the impact of the pandemic on Asian-American communities, the micro-aggressions and acts of violence committed on individuals including our students, trainees and colleagues, and discuss strategies to stand together with our colleagues and vulnerable communities against hatred, racism, and...

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2021 Apr 13

2021 Diversity Awards Ceremony

12:00pm to 1:00pm


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Office of Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnerships 2021 Diversity Awards Ceremony. Guest Speaker:  Sherri Ann Charleston, PhD, JD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Harvard University.   For more information on the awardees and to register to attend:
2021 Apr 20

"Joy, Growth, Purpose," Sherri-Ann M. Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH, Harold Amos Mentorship Lecture

6:00pm to 7:00pm


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Sherri-Ann M. Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH,  Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Director, MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Director, Multicultural Affairs, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Burnett-Bowie will receive the 2021 Michael Shannon Excellence in Mentoring Award at this event in recognition of her commitment, vision, and guidance for our students.


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2021 Apr 22


4:30pm to 5:30pm


ORMA's Mulitcultural Fellows Committee
2021 May 26

HST Graduation

5:00pm to 7:00pm

In alignment with Harvard University President Larry Bacow’s announcement, MIT guidelines, and state and federal guidelines for social distancing, HST Graduation will be held virtually this year. All members of the HST-IMES community are invited to celebrate with our graduating students. More details to come in ... Read more about HST Graduation
2021 May 27


(All day)


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Graduation is a day of ceremony and celebration at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School. Students are granted the MD and any other advanced degrees they have earned, they are hooded, and they receive their diplomas.

Graduation traditionally consists of two parts: the Commencement Ceremony and Class Day.

Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a virtual event for Harvard University’s 370th Commencement will be held on...

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2021 May 27

HMS Class Day

2:00pm to 4:00pm


Details pending

Latest News

Taking Aim at Racism: PME anti-racism task force prepares findings, recommendations

Taking Aim at Racism: PME anti-racism task force prepares findings, recommendations

April 2, 2021

In the fall of 1850, Harvard Medical School admitted its first three Black students, Daniel Laing, Isaac Snowden, and Martin Delaney. By the following spring, however, all three had been expelled. A group of white students protested the black students’ presence in the class, and Dean Oliver Wendell Holmes dismissed the trio the following March.

Ramona and Iris...and the Coronavirus cover art by Constance Wu, written by Katherine Redfield.

Pandemic Project: Student Constance Wu on what inspired a COVID-19 children’s book

March 11, 2021
More than 160 graduating Harvard Medical School students will match to their residency programs this spring and move on to the next phase of their medical careers after graduation. Constance Wu, an MD student in the joint Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program, is one of them. She found time in the midst of the past year and her demanding studies to, among other things, illustrate a children’s book on COVID-19 written by classmate Katherine Redfield. Wu talked with HM News about what the past year has been like and what she’s hoping for the future.
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