Student life at Harvard Medical School is a celebration of diversity.



The study of medicine is a powerful integration of science, technologies, experience, and experiment that enables its students to alleviate human pain and suffering wherever in the world it may occur. At its finest, it is a quest to improve the human condition.

To study medicine at Harvard is to prepare to play a leading role in this quest.

For over two centuries, Harvard Medical School has excelled not only in teaching the practice of medicine but also in bringing out the best in those who practice it.

If medicine is your calling, there is no better place to be than at Harvard Medical School. We look forward to receiving your completed application.

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White Coat


On the second day of medical school,

Harvard medical students get their white coat and meet their first patient. Read more»

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Worthy Choice

The legacy of Lewis Hayden, who devoted himself to abolitionism and government after escaping slavery, is upheld at HMS through the above-and-beyond ethos of students such as scholarship winner Sean Fletcher.



Harvard Medical Students Participate in "Die-in"

Some 100 Harvard Medical School students on Wednesday protested the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police as well as racial inequality in medical treatment.





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