Since he was in middle school, Jamaji Nwanaji-Enwerem, PhD ’18, MD ’21, has known he wanted to be a physician. The urge to couple that with research, however, was planted in the spring of his senior year in high school, the result of a call from a professor at Morehouse College.
Students entering Harvard Medical School expect a rigorous learning experience. For upperclassmen working rotations in area hospitals, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken this rigor to a new level, and the experience has only emboldened their commitment to medicine.
The HMS Financial Aid Office and Dr. Ned Palmer are pleased to bring you a 4-part financial literacy series.
Please join Dr. Chirag Shah MD, MPH for the first session of this series: Personal Finance for Medical Students.
Dr. Shah is a vitreoretinal surgeon at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, and the Co-Director of the Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship. He has recently co-authored a book on personal finance for physicians, “Financial...
Seven Harvard Medical School students have received 2021 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. They are among 30 graduate students to receive the merit-based award for immigrants and children of immigrants and were selected for their potential to make significant contributions to the United States.
Fabric is an annual event put on by the first-year HMS/HSDM class during Revisit Weekend for incoming students. It originally began as a cultural showcase to celebrate the African diaspora and highlight the experiences of black students. Over time it has evolved into a school-wide-event in which everyone is invited to share a piece of themselves and come together to embrace the diversity of our community.
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.
On March 19, after a challenging COVID-19 pandemic year, graduating Harvard Medical School students gathered online for the second year in a row to find out—and celebrate—where they will spend the next phase of their medical training.
Victor Anthony Lopez-Carmen, a Dakota and Yaqui writer, health policy advocate, and member of Boston's COVID-19 Health Inequities Taskforce spoke to Boston Public Radio on Tuesday about how the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected Native Americans.
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...
When Harvard Medical School switched to remote learning last March, Silvia Huerta Lopez went back to her family in New Jersey. She had quarantined for two weeks before leaving Boston, to avoid potentially bringing the novel coronavirus home. But her entire family was already sick and coughing — months later they all tested positive for coronavirus antibodies.
Booster is a series exploring the COVID-19 vaccine, and what it means for young people — from the science behind it to how it impacts our lives. In this op-ed, LaShyra "Lash" Nolan explores how centuries of medical racism contributes to some in the Black community mistrusting the COVID vaccine.
"For Annie Cathcart, a graduating Harvard Medical School MD/PhD student, applying for her residency in OB/GYN this year could have been very challenging. She gave birth last September and traveling for interviews would have been difficult, especially having to decide whether to bring her infant son with her or leave him at home.
But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she didn’t have to."