Welcome to Harvard Medical School

​Harvard Medical School’s core mission is to educate students and seed the fields of science and medicine with inspirational leaders.

Established in 1782, the School has produced generations of physicians whose life's work is to care for patients with skill, compassion and integrity. HMS graduates also embrace opportunities to have a broader impact on biomedicine. Some alumni, for example, bring new insights to disease through research while others champion solutions to seemingly intractable policy problems. The emphasis on leadership development extends to the School’s graduate programs, which foster profound discovery through classroom and laboratory instruction.

Harvard Medical School’s core mission is to advance the boundaries of biomedical inquiry and export new knowledge around the world. This discovery is seeding the field of science and medicine with inspirational leaders who are alleviating human suffering caused by disease.