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Addressing all facets of patients: HMS advances sex and gender medicine with new elective

September 21, 2021
Those at HMS entrusted with providing a world-class education to the next generation of doctors and biomedical researchers know that they must continually scrutinize and evolve the School's medical curriculum. That includes ensuring that graduates have the knowledge and training to provide expert care to people who belong to groups often underserved by the profession.
2021 Oct 04

Daniel D. Federman Teaching Award Celebration

4:30pm to 5:30pm

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.   his event celebrates our best teachers in the presence of... Read more about Daniel D. Federman Teaching Award Celebration
Masked students in their white coats

Stepping Into the Profession: Classes of 2024 and 2025 don white coats—in person

August 4, 2021

More than 100 journeys on the path to becoming physicians or dentists began for members of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine Class of 2025 this month. The new students introduced themselves to classmates and donned their white coats for the first time. Members of the Class of 2024, well into their second year, will receive the welcome they missed last year due to the pandemic.

2021 Apr 05

Fabric 2021: Njikota

7:00pm

Location: 

Virtual by invitation

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.

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Ramona and Iris...and the Coronavirus cover art by Constance Wu, written by Katherine Redfield.

Pandemic Project: Student Constance Wu on what inspired a COVID-19 children’s book

March 11, 2021
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.
2021 Apr 05

Admitted Students Preview Days

Mon Apr 5 (All day) to Wed Apr 7 (All day)

Location: 

Virtual

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Admitted Students Preview Days 2021 (the event formerly known as Revisit) will be hosted virtually.  Admitted HMS MD and MD-PhD, as well as HSDM students, will be invited to register in order to access the online platform.

About Admitted Students Preview Days:

Admitted Students Preview Days is is held each year in April and is an opportunity for admitted applicants to hear more about HMS and HSDM from faculty, students, and staff before making their final decision as to which medical or dental school they will attend. The...

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William Augustus Hinton. Image: Stephen Coit

From Portraits to Role Models - Why We Need Black Physicians in Academic Medicine

December 3, 2020
Early in my medical school career, before I became accustomed to the marble buildings and grandiose paintings of physicians on the walls, I attended the unveiling of a new portrait. Depicting William Hinton, a Black physician known for groundbreaking work in syphilis treatment, the addition garnered attention from faculty and students alike. We stood in the large room, surrounded by portraits of mostly White physicians, as Hinton’s image was revealed.
2020 Dec 15

Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals with Disabilities

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Zoom sent on registration
As part of HMS DICP ongoing Equity and Social Justice Lectures series (ESJ), this webinar will discuss impacts of COVID on individuals with disabilities.  Panelists: Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, HMS Professor of Medicine, Health Policy Research Center, Mongan Institute, MGH; Sharon King, Community Outreach and Advocacy Specialist, Boston Center for Independent Living;  Taciana Ribeiro Saab, Dorchester Program Manager Boston Center for Independent Living;  Moderator: Alden Landry, MD, MPH.... Read more about Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals with Disabilities
A memorial dedicated to Brianna Taylor in Louisville

In the quest for social justice, symbolic changes go only so far

November 7, 2020
I exist in parallel universes. In one, I am a medical student and campus leader. In the other, I am a member of a systemically oppressive society and steward of my ancestors’ sacrifices. In both, I exist as a Black woman — and sometimes that identity makes these two universes clash.

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