Current Students

2023 Mar 14

Soma Weiss Student Research Day

4:00pm to 6:00pm


TMEC Atrium, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA
Soma Weiss Student Research Day is an annual forum where medical and dental students present their scholarly work and learn about the investigative work of their peers. The event, first organized by Harvard faculty and medical students in 1940, honors the memory of Soma Weiss, MD (1899-1942), an inspiring teacher and physician at HMS and an ardent supporter of student research. The day consists of a poster session and selected student oral presentations.  It provides students with an opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, and peers from the greater Harvard community.
2022 Sep 15

Countway Resource Fair

11:00am to 6:00pm


Countway Library

Back by Popular Demand

We’re thrilled to announce that our in-person Countway Resource Fair is returning this fall!
Drop in Thursday, September 15 between 11am-6pm for our biggest annual event: we’ll be taking over the whole first floor and the L1 Atrium with exhibitor booths, food, giveaways, activities, and opportunities to learn about some of Countway’s incredible resources.
All current Harvard staff, faculty and students with Harvard IDs are invited to attend!
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2022 Oct 24

Daniel D. Federman Teaching Awards

4:30pm to 6:30pm


TMEC Amphitheater and Atrium, 260 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115

Harvard Medical School annually bestows teaching awards on its most outstanding teachers, who, through their excellence in teaching, will impact and influence the professional lives of students long after graduation. The awards presented at the Daniel D. Federman Teaching Award Celebration are HMS's most visible recognition of the teaching accomplishments of a highly select group of the School's leading medical educators, and reflect, in a small but tangible way, how much teachers are valued by their students and by HMS.   

This event celebrates our best teachers in...

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Class of 2022 MD graduates pose for a group photo. Image: Steve Lipofsky

Together, At Last

May 26, 2022

2022 grads celebrate success while striving for change in a challenging time.

A sunny, warm spring day, replete with chirping birds and flowers in full bloom, was a fitting backdrop for a celebration years in the making, as graduates of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine gathered with faculty, family, and friends for an in-person Class Day on the HMS Quad.

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.


Sameen Meshkin Image: Gretchen Ertl

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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Diverse group of medical professionals on one knee with heads bowed on grass. Image by Boston Globe/Getty Images

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.