Current Students


Voting for Health Care: HMS student works on getting out the vote to ensure a healthier democracy

October 6, 2020
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.
Emily Lerosion, a leader in the Samburu tribe in northern Kenya, shared COVID-19 information that was produced as part of the Translations 4 Our Nations project. Image: Emily Lerosion

Harvard medical student knocks down a big barrier to COVID-19 info

September 26, 2020
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.
William Augustus Hinton. Image: Stephen Coit

Winds of Change

September 23, 2020
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. BuckleyRead more about Winds of Change
Participants in the Poussaint Pre-Matriculation Summer Program (PPSP) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Open Eyes and Hearts

September 17, 2020
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.
2020 Sep 17

Medical Education Grand Round: The COVID Moment: A Call for an Innovation System to Address the Disruption in Medical Education 

5:00pm to 6:30pm


Via Zoom


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

Overview: The pressures on higher education have reached a...

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2020 Sep 29

LGBTQ and Allies Reception

5:30pm to 7:00pm


Zoom sent on registration

LGBTQ and Allies Reception for faculty, staff, residents, fellows, post-docs and students of HMS, HSDM, affiliated hospitals and others of the Harvard community. Join the virtual party! 

Wear something to  show your Pride or Solidaity!

Register at . Zoom link will be sent on your registration. 



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2020 Sep 23

Financial Literacy 101 Sessions

8:00pm to 9:00pm


This is an online event.

Please join Dr. Chirag Shah MD, MPH for a weekly financial planning series on how to navigate your personal finances as a future MD.

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 Freedom Rx: The Physician’s Guide to Achieving Financial Independence.”


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Participants in the Poussaint Pre-Matriculation Summer Program (PPSP) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Show Must Go On

August 12, 2020

Despite coronavirus challenges, 3 HMS summer programs innovate, inspire:

“Way back in March, we knew things were going to be very different. It was clear COVID was going to impact everything in some way,” said Christopher De La Cerda, recruitment and student life manager in the Harvard Medical School Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs (ORMA) and coordinator of the Poussaint Prematriculation Summer Program (PPSP).

students on a Zoom meeting

Like No Other

August 6, 2020

“Your journey here begins in extraordinary times,” said Dean George Q. Daley, acknowledging the uncertainty, and even anxiety, that this year’s incoming Harvard medical and dental students may be feeling as they begin their studies remotely this month, in the midst of a global pandemic.

Daley’s remarks came during the dean’s welcoming address to members of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine Class of 2024 on Aug. 3. Gathering via teleconference, they were joined by fellow classmates located all around the...

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Erythema Migrans on Skin of Different Colors

Medical Education Is Missing the Bull’s-eye

June 25, 2020
Moving through the world as a black woman, I am accustomed to not being represented as “the norm.” Everything from the hue of the Band-Aids that cover my wounds to the heroes in the movies I watch makes me acutely aware of my deviation from what is typical and expected: I am black and female, whereas the world represented around me is often white and male. For me and for many members of minority groups in the United States, this realization does not come as an epiphany but is instead an essential fact that we must come to understand to navigate the world in which we live. It was not until I... Read more about Medical Education Is Missing the Bull’s-eye