• Hands-on virtual dissection for dynamic anatomy instruction and evaluation

    Awardees plan to use Kinect technology for “hands on” virtual dissection.
  • Those who teach, can: Characterizing the link between teaching and professional competency

    Characterizing the link between teaching and professional competency. Awardees plan to study whether teaching and clinical skills correlate, and whether teaching training improves clinical performance.
  • John Warren Surgical Society

    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
  • Harvard Student Human Rights Collaborative

    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.
  • Racial Justice Coalition

    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.
  • HMS Arts and Humanities Initiative (AHI)

    The Arts and Humanities Initiative aims to foster creativity and scholarship in the arts and medical humanities at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals, to support a community of faculty and students engaged and interested in the arts and humanities, and to enhance patient care through reflection and compassion.
  • Civil-Military Collaborative

    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
  • Native American Health Organization (NAHO)

    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.
  • Association of Women Surgeons

    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.
  • Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

    Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.
  • Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

    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.
  • LGBT and Allies at Harvard Medical School (LAHMS)

    LAHMS is the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allies student organization at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
  • Global Surgery Student Alliance (GSSA)

    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

    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.
  • HMS Innovation Network (Makerspace)

    The Harvard Health Innovation Network highlights key healthcare and life sciences innovation & entrepreneurship events and opportunities offered by Harvard organizations & Harvard affiliated hospitals.
  • Health Professions Recruitment and Education Program (HPREP)

    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.
  • Crimson Care Collaborative

    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.
  • Office for External Education

    "We offer trusted content in the rapidly changing fields of health and science to biomedical leaders, physicians, healthcare personnel, college students and others. This exceptional knowledge advantage is available to everyone through our external education programs. We offer insights that can lead to action. The Office for External Education includes Global and Continuing Education, the Office of Online Learning (HMX), Executive Education and Harvard Health Publications. We are continually adding new programs for individuals at every stage of their career."
  • HMS Center for Palliative Care

    The Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care (HMS CPC) aims to ease suffering and enhance the quality of care for patients and their families dealing with life-threatening and/or serious illness, through fostering leadership and supporting outstanding educational programs in palliative care. By educating future generations of physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals, the Center serves as a national and international resource for the best practices in palliative care education and practice.
  • HMS The Academy

    The Academy develops and supports community of leaders in medical education; umbrella for academy fellows, center for T&L, and office of Ed Research.