Admissions

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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William Augustus Hinton. Image: Stephen Coit

Winds of Change

September 23, 2020
Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley has approved a recommendation from a Faculty Council Subcommittee on Artwork and Cultural Representations task force to rename the Oliver Wendell Holmes academic society in honor of the late William Augustus Hinton, MD 1912, an HMS clinical professor of bacteriology and immunology. Read the full article by M.R.F. BuckleyRead more about Winds of Change
students on a Zoom meeting

Like No Other

August 6, 2020

“Your journey here begins in extraordinary times,” said Dean George Q. Daley, acknowledging the uncertainty, and even anxiety, that this year’s incoming Harvard medical and dental students may be feeling as they begin their studies remotely this month, in the midst of a global pandemic.

Daley’s remarks came during the dean’s welcoming address to members of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine Class of 2024 on Aug. 3. Gathering via teleconference, they were joined by fellow classmates located all around the...

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Shyam K. Akula

Promising New American Physician-Scientists

April 14, 2020

Five HMS students receive 2020 Soros Fellowships.

Shyam Kiran Akula was born in Arcadia, California, to Indian parents who immigrated to the U.S. from Kuwait when they were forced to leave due to the Gulf War. Akula majored in neurobiology at Washington University in St. Louis and worked in a pediatric neurology clinic at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, developing a passion for investigating rare diseases and caring for families afflicted with these conditions.

An MD/PhD candidate, Akula received the 2017-2019 Harvard Stem Cell Institute Medical Scientist Training...

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Coronavirus in the lungs. Image: selvanegra/iStock/Getty Images

A COVID-19 Curriculum

April 14, 2020

HMS MD students create online curriculum adopted globally.

“It’s spread beyond all our initial dreams and hopes, and it’s amazing to see the impact we’ve been able to make,” said HMS student Michael Kochis who, together with a group of about 25 to 30 fellow HMS students, set about creating a COVID-19 curriculum. It was initially conceived as a resource to be shared with fellow classmates or other local health care providers. 

HMS students examine a pediatric patient at Boston Children's Hospital. Image: Gretchen Ertl

'Know Thyself'... and Seek Advising

March 5, 2020

HMS career advising program offers four years of support.

How does a medical student choose a clinical specialty? The ancient Greek aphorism “know thyself” is sage advice that may help future doctors find their calling, but it’s only a starting point, some medical educators say.

2020 Apr 05

Revisit

Sun Apr 5 (All day) to Tue Apr 7 (All day)

Location: 

TMEC

Revisit is held each year in April and is an opportunity for admitted applicants to visit campus for a second look before making their final decision as to which medical school they will attend. The Office of the Committee on Admissions partners with the Offices of Student Affairs and Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs to plan a comprehensive and exciting schedule of events. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Revisit 2020 will be now be hosted virtually. Admitted HMS MD and MD-PhD students will be invited to register in order to access the online platform.

2020 Aug 07

White Coat Day

(All day)

Location: 

TMEC Atrium

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 2019

2020 Aug 03

Student Orientation

Mon Aug 3 (All day) to Fri Aug 7 (All day)

Information for new students coming soon! Orientation is tentatively scheduled for the week of August 3-7th, 2020. Orientation events include JAAM (Justice, Advocacy and Activism in Medicine) and FEAT (First-year Education Adventure Trip).

US Medical Schools Boost LGBTQ Students, Doctor Training (Aliya Feroe featured)

February 20, 2020

Aliya Feroe recalls the flustered OB-GYN who referred her to another physician after learning she identified as queer. 

“LGBTQ physicians deserve an equal standing in the medical community and LGBTQ patients deserve the same quality of care awarded to anyone else,” said Feroe, a third-year Harvard medical student.

Increasing LGBTQ enrollment and training in LGBTQ health issues in medical schools can help achieve those goals, advocates say.

Robert Mayer

From Student to Admissions Dean

October 30, 2019

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...

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Jon Hochstein

Donating Life

December 5, 2019

It can be difficult to decide on a career path in high school or even college, let alone when you are a child, but Harvard Medical School student Jon Hochstein said it was an experience he had at a young age that influenced what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

A second-year student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program at HMS, Hochstein was given a second chance at life following heart transplant surgery he had when he was 4 years old. Twenty years later, he wants to share his story to help others understand the importance of organ...

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The Journey Begins

August 7, 2019

For many of them, the act of donning their white coats for the very first time could only be described as nearly indescribable. 

“It feels unreal. I mean, I never would have imagined myself here as a kid. Now, we’re about to meet a patient. It’s really a miracle,” said King Fok, an entering Class of 2023 Harvard Medical School student who was born in Hong Kong and raised in Oregon.

From left: Ahmed Ahmed, Sana Batool and Natalie Guo

HMS Students Awarded 2019 Soros Fellowships for New Americans

May 2, 2019

A Harvard Medical School student and two admitted HMS students are among 30 recipients of 2019 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a graduate school program for immigrants and children of immigrants.

Selected from an applicant pool of 1,767 for their potential to make significant contributions to United States society, culture or their academic fields, each recipient will receive up to $90,000 in funding for the graduate program of their choice.

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