Harvard Medical School’s Annual Media Fellowship program, brings together a small group of health, medical and science journalists and preeminent researchers and physician-scientists for an immersive weeklong program on the Harvard Medical School campus in Boston. 

During the weeklong session, media fellows spend time on the medical school campus and in our affiliated hospitals and institutes to gain a deeper understanding of the spectrum of research and state of the science in a particular area. 

Reporters meet with a range of experts on a given topic, including basic scientists, translational investigators and practicing clinicians. Although reporters attend as a group, we try to work with each fellow to tailor the experience to individual interests within the broader theme.

Harvard Medical School will cover the cost of participants’ lodging, meals and ground transportation in Boston. Fellows are responsible for covering their own travel to and from the Boston area.

The fellowship is offered as an educational opportunity on a background basis.

Over the past 20 years, Harvard Medical School has hosted more than 100 reporters from print, online and broadcast news outlets. Reporters spend unsupervised time with faculty, researchers and physician-scientists from affiliated hospitals and various experts from other Harvard schools and institutes. Fellows often cultivate lasting relationships with scientists and generate a wealth of story ideas.

The 2018 Media Fellowship session, Sept. 24-28, will explore the science of pain.