Thirty-two years after earning her MD from Harvard Medical School, Andrea Reid, MD ’88, MPH ’01, has returned as the new associate dean for student and multicultural affairs in the Program in Medical Education. She will also serve as director of the Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs, succeeding Alvin Poussaint, who established ORMA and led it for 50 years, until his retirement in June 2019.
COVID-19 pandemic spurs creation of new, remote teaching methods at HMS.
When the COVID-19 pandemic prompted Harvard Medical School to move learning online in March, faculty moved swiftly, developing new curriculum approaches, sometimes within hours, that are allowing educators to continue to teach classes and ensure that students are achieving learning objectives remotely.
But, among Harvard schools, they had some unique challenges. Part of the process of teaching medical students how to fully assess their patients’ conditions requires human touch—and that can’t be...
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.
Fifty years after Harvard Medical School launched an historic initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in its student body, the community gathered to celebrate progress, take stock of remaining challenges, and plan the way forward toward an even more diverse and inclusive community.
The event held on October 28 marked the anniversary of the year that HMS moved to establish a program to recruit 15 African American students.
From medical student to faculty associate dean for admissions, Robert Mayer’s nearly 5o-year journey at Harvard Medical School began with a letter of acceptance on New Year's Eve.
Mayer, the HMS Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, began his career at the School on the last day of 1965 when he received a telegram informing him of his acceptance to HMS. It was, of course, an opportunity he could...
For almost 40 years the Daniel D. Federman Teaching Awards have celebrated Harvard Medical School’s teachers who, through their excellence in teaching, have impacted and influenced the professional lives of students long after graduation.
The recipients of the awards, who are nominated by students, embody the contributions of Daniel D. Federman, an alumnus of both Harvard University and HMS.
Fifty years ago, when Alvin Poussaint, professor of psychiatry and faculty associate dean for student affairs, first arrived at Harvard Medical School, he was a relatively young man. But he had already lived more than a few lifetimes and fought more than a few battles.
A Cornell-educated physician, Poussaint had marched from Selma to Montgomery just four years before in a demonstration that became one of the nation’s pivotal civil rights protests.
Meredith Atkins, fresh out of Dartmouth Medical School, began her OB/GYN residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 1998. Her first night on the wards, she said, was unforgettable.
A patient in the Radiology Department was having a miscarriage at 18 weeks and the hospital layout was still so unfamiliar to Atkins that — in her haste to respond—she had difficulty locating the department. She remembered calling her chief resident at least 10 times that evening.
Could early exposure to peanuts possibly prevent peanut allergies in high-risk infants? In a new Harvard Medical School immunology course, two groups of third-year students debated the pros and cons of the question this year.
“This course took us to the edge of what we know in the field of immunology again and again. Our course directors pushed us to generate our own hypotheses, envision our own theories and question existing paradigms. There is so much still to discover,” said Cannon Society student Andrew Foley. “And how exciting is that?”