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Jennifer Cloutier Image: Gretchen Ertl

The Promise of Regeneration

May 4, 2022

HMS grad Jennifer Cloutier has a habit of pushing limits.

When Jennifer Cloutier receives her MD from Harvard Medical School in May, it will be 12 years since she won a Canadian national waterskiing championship.

Although that feat alone is impressive, it’s even more extraordinary because the competition was designed for individuals with disabilities, and because of her lower-body paralysis, Cloutier, now 30, performed tricky slalom turns and acrobatics from a special seat bolted to her skis.


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The Eyes Have It

May 3, 2022

HMS grad Sameen Meshkin sees residency in ophthalmology as way to continue serving.

Sheer excitement is an understatement when it comes to describing the joy that Ryan Sameen Meshkin felt upon matching to a residency near Boston where he will be able to continue serving after graduation from Harvard Medical School with his MD this May.

2022 May 17

Spring Financial Literacy Series

8:00pm to 9:00pm


This is an online event.

The HMS Financial Aid Office and Dr. Ned Palmer are pleased to bring you a 3-part financial literacy series.

Dr. Ned Palmer, MD MPH will provide financial information to help prepare you for your entire career as a physician. As the Co-Founder of Panacea Financial, a national digital bank for physicians, residents, and medical students, Dr. Palmer is acutely aware of the financial struggles of medical trainees.

These sessions are...

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2022 Apr 28

Harold Amos Mentorship Lecture: Thomas Sequist, MD, MPH, HMS ‘99

6:00pm to 7:00pm


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Harold Amos Mentorship Lecture

A Journey Toward Equity

Thomas Sequist, MD, MPH, HMS ‘99, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School;  Chief Medical Officer, Mass General Brigham

Dr. Sequist will receive the 2022 Michael Shannon, MD, MPH, Excellence in Mentoring award at the event.

Dr. Sequist is a member of the Taos Pueblo tribe in New Mexico and has conducted influential health policy research to advance our understanding of...

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2022 May 26

Graduation - Class of 2022

(All day)


Harvard Yard and the HMS Quad*

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.


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2022 Apr 04

Fabric 2022: Kuponya



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Fabric 2022 circular artistic image titled Kuponya of people gathering around a tree

Fabric is an annual event put on by the first-year HMS/HSDM class during Preview Days 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...

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Medical Racism Is Very Real, and It's Time To End It

February 28, 2022

In this op-ed, LaShyra ‘Lash’ Nolen explores the persistence of medical racism and importance of anti-racism in medicine.

One morning in December I woke up to a dozen messages from excited family and friends. I unlocked my phone expecting a video of the latest TikTok dance craze, but instead an illustration of a fetus appeared. It didn’t take me long to realize what made this image so special — the fetus and its mother were Black.

2022 Mar 18

Match Day

(All day)


TMEC Atrium

Match Day 2022

Match Day is an annual nationwide event at which students learn which residency program they will be attending. It is coordinated by the...

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Introducing LaShyra “Lash” Nolen

February 16, 2022
Profiles in Transformation, by Dalí Adekunle: The racial reckoning within the United States medical system is at its most dynamic point in recent history. The enrollment of first-year medical students who identify as black has skyrocketed in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. A number of medical institutions have seen a record number of Black students, and the association of American medical colleges reported a national 21 percent increase of Black-identifying students from 2020 to 2021. As positive as this data is, a statistical underbelly looms over the heads of these promising new... Read more about Introducing LaShyra “Lash” Nolen
2022 Feb 08

Winter Financial Literacy Sessions

7:00pm to 8:00pm


This is an online event.

The HMS Financial Aid Office is partnering with the Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) and Experian Credit Agency to provide you with a 3-part financial literacy series on student loan repayment, debt management, and credit health.

These sessions are broken down into 3 segments which will take place weekly on Tuesday eveings.

Please join Rod Griffin, Senior Director Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian for the final session of this series...

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Victor Lopez Carmen

One Small Step Illustrating How Medical Schools Can Promote Indigenous Students’ Well-Being

January 1, 2022

I am a Dakota medical student. In January 2021, my tribal government sent a letter to my medical school that read in part: I am writing this letter on behalf of our enrolled member who is a student at your school. He will be attending two very important traditional Dakota ceremonies this year and will need to be excused from school.

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Victor Lopez-Carmen

Sixteen Innovators to Watch in 2022

January 4, 2022

Every day, innovators propel the world forward with their problem-solving designs, endless creativity and novel solutions. As we move into 2022, we have our eyes on 16 different innovators from nine projects. These groundbreakers are experts in their fields—which range from social justice to biology to artificial intelligence—and they are drumming up new ways to push the envelope.

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