What it Means to Be a Harvard Doctor

What it Means to Be a Harvard Doctor


What does it mean to be a Harvard doctor?

A Harvard Medical School education will prepare you to excel in the rapidly changing landscape of modern medicine. It will do so through a curriculum grounded in the study of leading biomedical science and clinical experience, a rich diversity of degree program choices, and a history of innovation that continues to set the standard for excellence in medical education in the United States and around the world. Within these halls, you will experience the medical profession in all its dimensions. At HMS, you can pursue your individual interests, find your calling, and discover how you can change the fabric of medicine, science, and society.

Dean for

Medical Education

Jules Dienstag

"If you want to bring the insights of science

to the benefit of fellow human beings, there has never been a better time than now to be in medicine.  We are delighted that you are interested in Harvard Medical School."

Jules L. Dienstag, MD
Dean for Medical Education
Carl W. Walter Professor of Medicine

Soma Weiss

Student Research

At the 73rd Annual Soma Weiss

Student Research Day, more than 160 students presented their work in the largest showcase of student research in the history of Harvard Medical School. “Today is a credit to the tremendous talent of our students, the dedication of their faculty mentors and to the Scholars in Medicine program,” said Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University.