Scholarly Engagement

HMS student Bliss Chang presenting his scholarly project on a virtual platform.

Unstoppable Science

April 6, 2020

80th Soma Weiss Student Research Day held virtually.

The annual forum, sponsored by the HMS Scholars in Medicine Office, provides students with an opportunity to present their scholarly work and share their findings with faculty and fellow students through poster sessions. Posters and abstracts in the research categories of basic science, clinical/translational, global and community, and health and medicine in society were all made available online this year.

Medical student singing karaoke with two Spanish language mentors. Image: Grace Fehrenbach

Side by Side

December 5, 2019

Being able to communicate with increasingly diverse patient communities is a key to success for physicians-in-training.

In a unique, community-based course, every day over the course of a month Harvard Medical School students are learning Spanish directly from elderly native Spanish-speaking tutors. The intensive medical Spanish course is designed to help students become better prepared to serve all of the patients they will someday see. 

2022 Mar 15

Soma Weiss Student Research Day

4:00pm to 6:00pm



Soma Weiss Student Research Day is an annual forum where medical and dental students present their scholarly work and learn about the investigative work of their peers. The event, first organized by Harvard faculty and medical students in 1940, honors the memory of Soma Weiss, MD (1899-1942), an inspiring teacher and physician at HMS and an ardent supporter of student research. The day consists of a poster session and selected student oral presentations.  It provides students with an opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and peers from the greater Harvard community....

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2019 May 13

HMS Global Health Fair

4:00pm to 6:00pm


Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall

All years of HMS and HSDM students are invited! Stop by to chat with over 15 hospital-based centers and faculty who encourage medical and dental students to join their global health projects. Sponsored by the Scholars in Medicine Office. Refreshments will be served! This event is hosted by HMS Scholars in Medicine.


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2018 Jun 14

Excellence in Mentoring Awards

4:00pm to 6:00pm


TMEC Carl Walter Amphitheater

The HMS Scholars in Medicine Excellence in Student Mentoring Award was established to recognize the value of quality mentoring relationships and the impact they have on student research and professional development. Graduating HMS students are invited to nominate their mentors and include a narrative of how the faculty member’s mentoring has affected their progress as a successful medical student.

Please join us for the Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 pm
in the Carl Walter Amphitheater, Tosteson Medical Education Center at Harvard Medical...

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