The HMS scholarly project requirement is designed to provide every Harvard medical student with an opportunity to pursue a mentored scholarly experience analyzing a medical or health-related question, issue or problem in depth. Students can approach issues through a wide range of disciplines in the biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, humanities, arts or other field. The process of discovery is as important as the outcome. Students and their mentors are partners in this process.
- May 1 of penultimate year (February 7 for global health projects): Scholarly project concept and mentor information to OSE
- August 1 of graduating year: Scholarly project proposal and mentor agreement to OSE
- March 1 of graduating year: Scholarly report to OSE
- April 25 of graduating year: Upload reviewer approved scholarly report/honors thesis to ETDs
Access the internal Scholarly Project site for more information on the scholarly project requirement. HMS account ID is required.