I exist in parallel universes. In one, I am a medical student and campus leader. In the other, I am a member of a systemically oppressive society and steward of my ancestors’ sacrifices. In both, I exist as a Black woman — and sometimes that identity makes these two universes clash.
The Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School is hosting the 2020 Howard, Dorsey, Still Lecture featuring the keynote presentation, “Revisiting the Highs and Lows of Public Health Practice,” by Dr. David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States.
While all first-year students at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine are learning remotely this semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some are attending classes from their homes overseas.
This year’s U.S. presidential election is now only weeks away and the outcome will have a significant impact on the country’s policies, both domestic and international. But even with resources and funding for health care so heavily affected by legislation and politics, some studies indicate that doctors and graduate students—including medical students—vote in lower numbers than the general population.
The Harvard College Charter of 1650 established the Harvard Corporation and outlined how the College, and later the University, were to be governed. It committed the school to "the education of the English and Indian youth of this country."
When Victor Lopez-Carmen graduates from Harvard Medical School, he’ll be one of only about 3,500 Native American physicians. This relatively small number means that Native Americans often can’t get representative care: For every 100,000 Native people in the United States, there are only 65 physicians of the same background.
Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley has approved a recommendation from a Faculty Council Subcommittee on Artwork and Cultural Representations task force to rename the Oliver Wendell Holmes academic society in honor of the late William Augustus Hinton, MD 1912, an HMS clinical professor of bacteriology and immunology. Read the full article by M.R.F. Buckley. Read more about Winds of Change
For 50 years, the Poussaint Prematriculation Summer Program (PPSP) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has given incoming Harvard Medical School students from underrepresented groups an opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of science and medicine before starting classes. The format of this year’s program may have changed—becoming all-virtual because of the coronavirus crisis—but the spirit of learning and professional apprenticeship was fully intact.
Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, MD Associate Dean, Medical Student Education, University of Michigan Medical School Marguerite S. Roll Professor of Medical Education, University of Michigan Medical School Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School
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