HMS Community Values






As you watch the video, see if you can identify the various locations from around our campus, each marked with a number 1-21 in the upper left hand corner.  Click here to download a list of the locations.    




                To create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease.


                                                                                               COMMUNITY VALUES 


               Harvard Medical School is a community dedicated to excellence and leadership in medicine through education, research and clinical care.

                                                                 We aspire to excellence through a commitment to our community values.


               Printable versions of the HMS Community Values are available in English, Français (French), Ayisyen (Haitian), हिंदी (Hindi), 普通話 (Chinese

                                                                   Traditional/Mandarin), Português (Portuguese), and Español (Spanish)


Collaboration & Service

We work together to serve our HMS, neighboring, national and global communities.

We acknowledge that our behavior affects the experiences of others, and act in ways that are kind and respectful to all.

Diversity & Respect

We value and respect all individuals for their unique perspectives, experiences, and potential to contribute. 

We foster a culture of inclusion and engagement, and communicate respectfully.

We seek diversity and promote equity and social justice.

Integrity & Accountability

We conduct our work honestly and ethically.

We lead responsibly, hold ourselves accountable, and empathetically share constructive feedback.

We speak up and empower others to do the same. 

Lifelong Learning

We promote an environment of learning and discovery.

We embrace innovation and understand that creative solutions often require taking risks.

We strive for excellence through ongoing professional and personal improvement.

Wellness & Balance

We value the wellbeing of every member of the community.

We encourage and support healthy and productive lifestyles recognizing they require the integration of work and life.


We are Harvard Medicine



Print Your Enthusiasm!

Individuals and departments from across HMS are encouraged to print out a version of the HMS Values Statement and hang it in their cube, office, laboratory, classroom, break room or community space to show continued excitement for our wonderful community.

5" x 3" Values and Mission Statement Card

8.5" x 11.0" Values and Mission Statement Sheet