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.


‘The first superhero that I ever came to know’

September 10, 2019
The 165 aspiring physicians hail from seven countries and 33 U.S. states, according to Robert Mayer, Harvard Medical School (HMS) faculty associate dean for admissions and Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Fifty-six percent are female and 44 percent are male. Nearly a quarter come from populations underrepresented in medicine. The 35 new dental students come from 19 states. That class is 71 percent female and... Read more about ‘The first superhero that I ever came to know’
2019 Apr 11


6:15pm to 8:30pm


TMEC Atrium

FABRIC is the first-year cultural show and a celebration of the African diaspora. This year, our theme is Aje meaning “let them come” in Swahili, and which in Yoruba signifies a force of healing, spiritual transformation, and empowerment. We invite all members of the HMS community to come experience FABRIC!


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2019 Apr 10

An Incredible Journey ... The Rewards of a Career in Medicine

12:30pm to 1:30pm


Gordan Hall, Waterhouse Room
Harold Amos Mentorship Lecture presented by Daniele Ölveczky, MD, MS, Harvard Medical Faculty Physician, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC); Inclusion Officer, Department of Medicine, BIDMC. Dr. Ölveczky  is the 2019 recipient of the Michael Shannon Excellence in Mentoring Award.  Read more about An Incredible Journey ... The Rewards of a Career in Medicine
2019 Apr 11

Stimulating Brains and Opening Minds: The Multifaceted Career of a Neurologist, Neuroscientist, and Diversity Advocate

12:30pm to 1:30pm


TMEC Carl W. Walter Amphitheatre
Robert H. Ebert Lecture presented by Roy Hamilton, MD, MS, FAAN, FANA, HMS '01, Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania; Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Read more about Stimulating Brains and Opening Minds: The Multifaceted Career of a Neurologist, Neuroscientist, and Diversity Advocate
2018 Apr 12


Thu Apr 12 (All day) to Sat Apr 14 (All day)

An opportunity for accepted students to come back to HMS to get a second look before making their final decisions