3.18 Division of Medical Sciences

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3.18 Division of Medical Sciences

The Division of Medical Sciences (DMS), established at Harvard University in 1908, is designed to provide students wishing to pursue careers in research and teaching with a broad education in basic biomedical science fields and specialization in one of them. Classroom and laboratory instruction are conducted primarily by the 540 faculty members of the basic sciences departments and affiliated hospital laboratories of Harvard Medical School. The PhD degree is awarded by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) of Harvard University. For the last century, this fruitful collaboration has spawned research achievements across the spectrum, from basic science to experimental medicine. Since 1909, nearly 2909 Division graduates, including five Nobel Laureates, have gone on to distinguished careers in biomedical research, university teaching, and a number of increasingly diverse careers. For more information, visit the DMS website.



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