Wampanoag Outreach Group has worked with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to provide better access to oral and systemic health care for the tribe and other underserved community members on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, MA. Faculty and students from HSDM and Northeastern University’s Bouve School of Allied Health volunteer one Saturday each month to provide care at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. MVH provides much of the dental supplies, and each session is staffed by at least one faculty dentist and up to four students. Students assist with all dental procedures, including extractions, endo, prophy, cleaning, composite/amalgam restorations, crown preparation, and dentures. Wampanoag Outreach Group also participates in the Harvard University Native American Program Pow wow, the Mashpee Pow wow, and the Aquinnah Pow wow where students provide oral education to pow wow participants.
AADA provides services specifically targeted for the Asian-American population in Boston. Our goal is to promote oral health by participating in events such as the Chinese New Year Festival in Chinatown and the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Boston Children's Museum. Volunteers will give presentations that educate people about the proper way to brush and floss, how to maintain good oral health through diet, and the importance of dental visits.
The A.C.T.I.O.N. Program consists of a student volunteer-run pediatric dental clinic offered one Saturday per month at Windsor Clinic in Cambridge. Under the supervision of an attending dentist, 1st and 2nd year students assist 3rd and 4th year providers at the clinic. Since its inception, the A.C.T.I.O.N. Program has held over 30 clinic sessions, providing dental treatment to hundreds of pediatric patients totaling over 750 appointments. A.C.T.I.O.N. is one of the only clinical volunteer projects available to 1st and 2nd year students at HSDM. It is a great way to meet students from various years and to gain experience with pediatric patients.
The business aspects of starting up and managing a dental practice can be challenging. The Harvard Practice Management Club educates and informs dental students of the issues and challenges in starting and managing a practice.
The John Warren Surgical Society (JWSS) at Harvard Medical School was created to foster interest in the various fields of surgery among Harvard medical and dental students. As an all-encompassing surgical society, JWSS aims to provide resources in every surgical specialty and encourages students to explore these specialties through various events and programs throughout the four years of medical and dental school. Since its inception, the JWSS has provided resources to hundreds of medical and dental students who have gone on to match in residency. Although our society has changed throughout the years, our values continue to inspire us to fulfill three goals: 1) Promote interest in surgical specialties among HMS/HSDM students 2) Integrate HMS/HSDM students into the broader community of Surgeons throughout Boston 3) Prepare HMS/HSDM students to apply to residencies in surgical specialties
The Harvard Student Human Rights Collaborative (HSHRC) is a group of medical students dedicated to addressing human rights issues in our local community and beyond. We provide a student-run clinic that provides forensic medical evaluations to survivors seeking asylum in the United States, as well as raise awareness about human rights through hosting talks, our newsletter, and articles that our members publish in the media.
The Racial Justice Coalition is a group of students taking action to promote diversity and equity at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine with an emphasis on admissions/recruitment, curricular reform, and representative leadership.
The HMS Civilian-Military Collaborative creates a network of engaged professionals seeking to develop, support, and mobilize expertise in the overlapping and transferable domains of the civilian and military medical sectors, including Trauma Care, Operations Management, Humanitarian and Disaster Response, and Leader Development. Key tasks: -Improve medical education and healthcare operations using military lessons learned
-Improve military medicine through open collaboration with HMS students, faculty and system resources
-Leverage the network to identify guest speakers for civilian-military topics influencing medicine
The Native American Health Organization hopes to establish a foundation for unity among students interested in Native American Health issues and culture. Through a variety of special programs, NAHO seeks to improve the health status of indigenous people of North America by encouraging and recruiting indigenous students into medicine and increasing the awareness of indigenous heritage and health care issues.
Our group’s goals include professional development and facilitating connections between medical students and female surgeons at all levels of training. Our activities mostly center around hosting seminars at which female surgeons from a wide range of specialties speak to current medical students interested in surgery about their experiences and take questions. We also organize a mentorship program to connect medical students with female surgeons.
Our mission is: 1) To provide a unified voice for Latinos and other underrepresented medical students 2) To actively promote recruitment and retention of Latino students at all levels of our career 3) To educate medical students on Latino health issues 4) To advocate for the Latino community and their health 5) To provide leadership opportunities for Latinos 6) To promote volunteerism in the Latino community.
For a very long time, surgery was not included in the discussion of how healthcare could be improved worldwide, especially in the most remote corners of the earth. Only recently has surgery been brought to the table, being called the “forgotten step-child” of global health by Paul Farmer and many others. At the very core, global surgery is "a field that aims to improve health and health equity for all who are affected by surgical conditions or have a need for surgical care, with a particular focus on underserved populations in countries of all income levels, as well as populations in crisis, such as those experiencing conflict, displacement, and disaster.” Important to this effort is all aspects of surgery, including anesthesia, OB/Gyn, and nursing.
thirdspace is an online journal dedicated to recording the unique experience of medical education. We give voice to an international community of writers and artists creatively exploring the challenges, rewards, and peculiarities of premedical and medical education, residency, and fellowship training. This journal seeks to transcend the strictures of personal and professional identities by providing a space for the unrepressed consideration of physicians in training as self-aware, complex human beings.
The Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP) at Harvard Medical School is a high school science enrichment program aimed at recruiting high school students from the Boston area, particularly those from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds, into science and medicine.
The Crimson Care Collaborative aims to provide an enriching professional development experience for learners at all levels and across all disciplines, and the Medical Education Committee creates activities that empower volunteers to deliver excellent, compassionate primary care for their patients.
The Harvard Women’s Law Association’s mission is to support women at Harvard Law School by preparing them to succeed as students and lawyers, while providing exceptional programming that enhances the social, political, and professional lives of HLS students.
The mission of Harvard African Law Association is to unite African students and students interested in Africa, and increase awareness of legal, social and economic issues that shape and concern the continent of Africa.
The Harvard Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) is a student-run organization dedicated to fostering a supportive atmosphere for Native American students at Harvard Law School, and is composed of Native American law students and students interested in issues affecting the Native community.
The Child & Youth Advocates (CYA) seeks to build a community of students interested in a wide variety of issues affecting children and youth, including juvenile justice, child welfare, education, and children’s rights. We aim to heighten awareness and encourage discussion of these issues at HLS, facilitate student involvement with children and youth in our community and beyond, and advocate for children’s rights.