Meet our Students

Student Profiles (Soros Fellowship Recipients)

Student Council

The HMS/HSDM Student Council serves as the student government for both Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In addition to the Student Council, approximately 50 Council-approved student groups receive funding from monies allocated for this purpose to a central Student Council budget. The Council has developed guidelines and regulations to which its members and affiliated groups adhere. The Office of Student Affairs provides direct administrative and organizational support to the Council and other student organizations and is a liaison between these groups and the HMS and Harvard University administration.

Student Groups

There are multitudes of student groups at HMS, known as Student Interest Groups. As student interests change, new groups form and others disband. Starting up a new student group is very easy and is encouraged. In addition to the groups on the Longwood Campus, facilities and organizations on Harvard’s Cambridge campus are also open to medical students.

Students in the News

Victor Lopez-Carmen

Sixteen Innovators to Watch in 2022

January 4, 2022

Every day, innovators propel the world forward with their problem-solving designs, endless creativity and novel solutions. As we move into 2022, we have our eyes on 16 different innovators from nine projects. These groundbreakers are experts in their fields—which range from social justice to biology to artificial intelligence—and they are drumming up new ways to push the envelope.

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Victor Lopez Carmen

One Small Step Illustrating How Medical Schools Can Promote Indigenous Students’ Well-Being

January 1, 2022

I am a Dakota medical student. In January 2021, my tribal government sent a letter to my medical school that read in part: I am writing this letter on behalf of our enrolled member who is a student at your school. He will be attending two very important traditional Dakota ceremonies this year and will need to be excused from school.

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LaShyra Nolen

Forbes 30 Under 30: LaShyra Nolen

December 1, 2021

Forbes 30 Under 30 2022 Healthcare: LaShyra Nolen, Founder, We Got Us. LaShyra is working to right the racial injustice and lack of healthcare access she saw in her community growing up. An advocate for health equity, social justice and anti-racism in medicine, she has published commentary in both academic and popular press and is also an appointed member of the White House Health Equity Leadership RoundTable.

Victor Lopez-Carmen

Forbes 30 Under 30: Victor Lopez-Carmen

December 1, 2021

Forbes 30 Under 30 2022 Healthcare: Victor Lopez-Carmen (known as Waokiya Mani in the Dakota language) is both a medical student at Harvard and an elected co-chair of the United Nations Global Indigenous Youth Caucus, where he advocates for Indigenous issues in international forums.

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