MD Program

The MD Program at Harvard Medical School comprises two curricular tracks, Pathways and Health Sciences & Technology (HST). Watch a video overview of the curriculum.

Pathways incorporates pedagogical approaches that foster active learning and critical thinking, earlier clinical experience, advanced clinical and basic/population science experiences, and a scholarly project that will allow every student to plan an individual pathway to the MD degree.

HST is offered jointly by HMS and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is oriented toward students with a declared interest in a career in biomedical research or a strong interest and background in physical or molecular science. The HST curriculum is designed to emphasize basic and quantitative understanding of modern biomedical sciences and pathophysiologic processes and a fundamental approach to important concepts in modern biology and biotechnology.

MD Program Objectives

MD Program Curriculum Governance

HMS Course Catalog

Please note that the curriculum is undergoing continuous review and improvement and is subject to change at any time.