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Harvard School of Medicine

Harvard School of Medicine


Innovation in Education

Since 1782, Harvard Medical School has prepared generations of physicians for leadership roles in education, research and policy and to care for patients with integrity, skill and compassion. For over 200 years, the School has influenced and shaped the design of medical school education throughout the world. From Harvard University President Charles Elliot—who in the 19th century developed the concept of a medical school as we know it today—to the groundbreaking New Pathway curriculum of the 1980s, the HMS has led a continual process of growth and innovation in education. Today, the School continues to enhance its curriculum to meet the needs of 21st century medicine by integrating clinical and basic science across the curriculum, developing new models for clinical education and engaging students in an in-depth scholarly experience


Scientific discovery and integrity

Creativity fuels the engine of discovery at Harvard Medical School, where more than 11,000 faculty members direct research to advance the boundaries of knowledge. This work takes place on the School’s Boston campus and across the metropolitan area at 17 affiliated hospitals and research institutes. The integrity of the HMS faculty as they pursue their clinical, research and teaching missions is of paramount importance, and the challenge posed by potential conflicts of interest is one the School takes extremely seriously. Faculty members seeking guidance on the HMS policy on Conflicts of Interest and Commitment should contact the Office for Professional Standards and Integrity.


Initiatives, Programs, Centers and Institutes

Harvard School of Medicine (2013) Initiatives programs, centers and institutes. Retrieved January 25, 2013 from