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HMS students examine a pediatric patient at Boston Children's Hospital. Image: Gretchen Ertl

'Know Thyself'... and Seek Advising

March 5, 2020

HMS career advising program offers four years of support.

How does a medical student choose a clinical specialty? The ancient Greek aphorism “know thyself” is sage advice that may help future doctors find their calling, but it’s only a starting point, some medical educators say.

J.C. Panagides (left) and Mitchell Winkie moving out of Vanderbilt Hall on March 13. Image: Steve Lipofsky

Homeward Bound

March 17, 2020

HMS academic, research community responds to COVID-19 pandemic.

Two Harvard Medical School students, toting large suitcases, waited in the lobby of Vanderbilt Hall for their ride to Logan International Airport. First-year student J.C. Panagides was headed to Sterling, Virginia. Mitchell Winkie, another first-year student, was headed to Pittsburgh.

2022 Apr 05

HST Student Forum Day (Cancelled for 2022)

1:00pm to 4:00pm

The 2022 HST Forum is canceled this academic year.

The HST Forum is an annual event celebrating the depth and breadth of the Health Sciences and Technology student research effort. It provides both HST-London Society MD and HST Medical Engineering Medical Physics PhD students the opportunity to present their scholarly work, learn about the investigative work of their peers, as well as interact with faculty and staff from the greater Harvard-MIT community. There will be a student poster session followed by a plenary...

Read more about HST Student Forum Day (Cancelled for 2022)
2020 Apr 05

Revisit

Sun Apr 5 (All day) to Tue Apr 7 (All day)

Location: 

TMEC

Revisit is held each year in April and is an opportunity for admitted applicants to visit campus for a second look before making their final decision as to which medical school they will attend. The Office of the Committee on Admissions partners with the Offices of Student Affairs and Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs to plan a comprehensive and exciting schedule of events. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Revisit 2020 will be now be hosted virtually. Admitted HMS MD and MD-PhD students will be invited to register in order to access the online platform.

2020 Aug 07

White Coat Day

(All day)

Location: 

TMEC Atrium

During the first week in August, incoming students receive their white coats as they prepare for the challenges of medical school. Read about White Coat Day 2019

2020 Aug 03

Student Orientation

Mon Aug 3 (All day) to Fri Aug 7 (All day)

Information for new students coming soon! Orientation is tentatively scheduled for the week of August 3-7th, 2020. Orientation events include JAAM (Justice, Advocacy and Activism in Medicine) and FEAT (First-year Education Adventure Trip).

US Medical Schools Boost LGBTQ Students, Doctor Training (Aliya Feroe featured)

February 20, 2020

Aliya Feroe recalls the flustered OB-GYN who referred her to another physician after learning she identified as queer. 

“LGBTQ physicians deserve an equal standing in the medical community and LGBTQ patients deserve the same quality of care awarded to anyone else,” said Feroe, a third-year Harvard medical student.

Increasing LGBTQ enrollment and training in LGBTQ health issues in medical schools can help achieve those goals, advocates say.

Lash Nolen portrait outside Gordon Hall. Image: Gretchen Ertl

Lash Nolen is Harvard Medical School’s First Black Woman Class President

February 25, 2020

Most people call her "Lash," but LaShyra Nolen’s name is hardly the only unique thing about her. Last year, she became the first black woman ever elected as class president of Harvard Medical School (HMS).

Born in Compton, California, and educated in Los Angeles, Lash grew up with big dreams and equally daunting challenges.

Longwood Chorus members rehearsing. Image: Julia Zhogina

Music as Medicine

February 26, 2020

Longwood Chorus members combat burnout, create community through song.

On various Tuesday evenings, the student lounge in Vanderbilt Hall transforms from a place of study to a creative sanctuary.  It fills with the harmonizing voices of students, faculty, physicians and researchers from the Longwood Medical area who carve a few hours out of their hectic schedules each week to come together and sing.

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Nigerian immigrant dreams of finding cures for infectious diseases

May 25, 2016

The 25-year old studied ecology and evolutionary biology as an undergraduate at Yale, then earned his master's in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge. Now he's three years into a joint PhD/MD program researching cures for infectious diseases at Harvard and MIT.

But if you ask him, he'll tell you that the biggest academic hurdle he ever had to overcome was in the fifth grade.

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Back and Forth - New Student Returns to Harvard

August 18, 2016
Three hours into the hot, muggy summer of Boston and Cambridge and Gabi is still smiling. We’ve been outside the entire time, battling humidity, some wind, sun, a little rain, and of course, tourists. Despite this exercise in patience Gabi’s disposition remains upbeat, cheerful, yet focused. In many ways, this familiar pattern is how Gabi navigated Harvard, first as an undergraduate and now as a first-year medical student at Harvard Medical School.
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Legacy of resolve

February 23, 2015

When he’s not studying, Harvard Medical School student Sean Fletcher counsels Boston adolescents about HIV and AIDS at Boston Children’s Hospital. He mentors minority high school students interested in health professions. And he’s a research assistant at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Lewis Hayden, dead 125 years now, would be proud.

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