Student Orientation

Information for new students coming soon! Orientation is tentatively scheduled for the week of July 30, 2018. Orientation events include JAAM (Justice, Advocacy and Activism in Medicine) and FEAT (First-year Education Adventure Trip).

White Coat Day

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 2017

Match Day

Match Day is an annual nationwide event at which students learn which residency program they will be attending. It is coordinated by the National Resident Matching Program in Washington, DC. Match Day was on March 16, 2018.

At Harvard Medical School, students receive their match information on campus at noon, followed by a lunch in their honor. Students who are not able to participate in person will receive their match information online at 1:00pm.

HMS Match Results


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 consists of two parts: the Commencement Ceremony and Class Day. Information about specific timelines and other details are distributed directly to graduating students. Graduation 2018 will be on Thursday, May 24, 2018, and the Class Day speaker will be Neal Baer, MD'96.