Coordinates: 42°20′09″N 71°06′18″W / 42.335743°N 71.105138°W Harvard Medical School ( HMS) is the graduate medical school of Harvard University. It is located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It has been ranked the #1 research medical school in the United States by every year since the magazine began publishing medical school rankings. U.S. News & World Report [2 ]
The school has a large and distinguished faculty to support its missions of education, research, and clinical care. These faculty hold appointments in the basic science departments on the HMS Quadrangle, and in the clinical departments located in multiple
Harvard-affiliated hospitals and institutions in Boston. There are approximately 2,900 full- and part-time voting faculty members consisting of assistant, associate, and full professors, and over 5,000 full or part-time, non-voting instructors.
The current dean of the medical school is Jeffrey S. Flier, an endocrinologist and the former Chief Academic Officer of the
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, who succeeded neurologist Joseph B. Martin, M.D., Ph.D on September 1, 2007. [3 ] History [edit ]
Massachusetts Medical College at Mason St. (Old building)
The school is the third-oldest medical school in the United States (after
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons) and was founded by John Warren on September 19, 1782, with Benjamin Waterhouse, and Aaron Dexter. The first lectures were given in the basement of Harvard Hall and then in Holden Chapel. The first class, composed of two students, graduated in 1788.
It moved from
Cambridge to 49 Marlborough Street in Boston in 1810. From 1816 to 1846, the school, known as Massachusetts Medical College of Harvard University, was located on Mason Street. In 1847 the school relocated to North Grove Street, and then to Copley Square in 1883.
The school moved to its current location on Longwood Avenue in 1906, where the "Great White Quadrangle" or HMS Quad with its five white marble buildings was established.
[4 ] The architect for the campus was the Boston firm of [5 ] Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge.
The four major flagship teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School are
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. [6 ] Teaching affiliates [edit ] Student life [edit ] Second-year show [edit ]
Every winter, second year students at HMS write, direct, and perform a full-length musical parody of Harvard, their professors, and themselves. The year 2007 was the centennial performance as the Class of 2009 presented "Joseph Martin and the Amazing Technicolor White Coat"
to sellout crowds at Roxbury Community College on February 22, 23, and 24. [7 ] [8 ] Societies [edit ]
Upon matriculation, medical students at Harvard Medical School are divided into five societies named after famous alumni. Each society has a master along with several associate society masters who serve as academic advisors to students.
In the New Pathway program, students work in small group tutorials and lab sessions within their societies. Every year, the five societies compete in "Society Olympics" for the famed "Pink Flamingo" trophy in a series of events (e.g., dance-off, dodgeball, limbo contest) that test the unorthodox talents of the students in each society. The most recent champions are London (Class of 2015), London (Class of 2014) and Cannon (Class of 2013). London (HST) has won the competition most frequently. [9 ] Partners Harvard Medical International [edit ]
Harvard Medical School (HMS) has a medical-consulting arm, Partners Harvard Medical International (PHMI). PHMI has long-standing collaborative relationships with medical faculties at
Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the Lebanese American University (LAU) in Beirut, Lebanon. Other long-standing relationships include PHMI's work with Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, and Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan. In 2007 PHMI began a 10‑year collaboration with Lebanese American University; in October 2009 LAU opened a new medical school with assistance from PHMI. [10 ] Notable alumni [edit ] John R. Adler - academic Robert B. Aird - academic Tenley Albright - figure skater David Altshuler - geneticist Harold Amos - microbiologist [11 ] William French Anderson - geneticist Christian B. Anfinsen - biochemist, Nobel laureate Paul S. Appelbaum - academic Jerry Avorn - academic Babak Azizzadeh - Facial surgery specialist and surgeon for Mary Jo Buttafuoco after she was shot by Amy Fisher in 1992. Arie S. Belldegrun - director of the UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology and is Professor and Chief of Urologic Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine [12 ] [13 ] Rebecka Belldegrun - ophthalmologist and businesswoman Herbert Benson - cardiologist, author of The Relaxation Response Ira Black - neuroscientist and stem cell researcher who served as the first director of the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey. [14 ] Roscoe Brady - biochemist Henry Bryant - physician Yōichi Takahashi - physician, music composer Rafael Campo - poet Ethan Canin - author Walter Bradford Cannon - physiologist William B. Castle - hematologist George C. S. Choate - physician Gilbert Chu - physician, biochemist Aram Chobanian - President of Boston University (2003–2005) Stanley Cobb - neurologist Ernest Codman - physician Albert Coons - physician, immunologist, Lasker Award winner Michael Crichton - author Harvey Cushing - renowned neurosurgeon Elliott Cutler - surgeon Hallowell Davis (1896–1992) - researcher of hearing, contributor to the invention of the electroencephalograph. [15 ] Martin Delany - One of the first African Americans to attend, and the first African-American field officer in the United States. He was expelled after a faculty vote to end the admission of blacks. [16 ] Fe del Mundo - pediatrician, first Filipino and possibly first woman admitted to HMS (1936) Allan S. Detsky - physician James Madison DeWolf - soldier; physician Peter Diamandis - entrepreneur Daniel DiLorenzo - entrepreneur; neurosurgeon; inventor Thomas Dwight - anatomist Lawrence Eron - infectious disease physician Edward Evarts - neuroscientist Sidney Farber - pathologist Paul Farmer - infectious disease physician; global health Jonathan Fielding - past president American College of Preventive Medicine; health administrator; academic Harvey V. Fineberg - academic administrator John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald - Mayor of Boston (1906–08; 1910–14) Thomas Fitzpatrick - dermatologist Judah Folkman - scientist Bill Frist - U.S. Senator (1995–2007) Atul Gawande - surgeon, author Charles Brenton Huggins - physician; physiologist; Nobel laureate George Lincoln Goodale - botanist Robert Goldwyn - surgeon, editor-in-chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for 25 years [17 ] Ernest Gruening - Governor of the Alaska Territory (1939–53); U.S. Senator (1959–69) I. Kathleen Hagen - Murder suspect Dean Hamer - geneticist Alice Hamilton - first female faculty member at Harvard Medical School. J. Hartwell Harrison - surgeon - first kidney transplant, editor-in-chief of Campbell's Urology (4th ed.) Michael R. Harrison - pediatrician Bernadine Healy - Director of the National Institutes of Health (1991–93); CEO of the American Red Cross (1999–2001) Ronald A. Heifetz - academic Lawrence Joseph Henderson - biochemist David Ho - infectious disease physician Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. - physician; poet William James - philosopher Mildred Fay Jefferson Pro-Life Activist; first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School. Elliott P. Joslin - diabetolologist Nathan Cooley Keep - physician who founded the Harvard School of Dental Medicine Jim Kim - physician, global health leader, current President of the World Bank Melvin Konner - author and biological anthropologist Charles Krauthammer - columnist Daniel Laing, Jr. - One of the first African Americans to attend, and one of the first African American physicians. He was expelled after a faculty vote to end the admission of blacks, but finished his degree elsewhere. [16 ] Philip J. Landrigan - epidemiologist and pediatrician Aristides Leão - biologist Philip Leder - geneticist Simon LeVay - neuroscientist Pam Ling - castmate on The Real World: San Francisco [18 ] Joseph Lovell - Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (1818–36) Karl Menninger - psychiatrist John S. Meyer - physician Randell Mills - scientist Vamsi Mootha - systems biologist and geneticist Siddhartha Mukherjee - physician, author Joseph Murray - surgeon Joel Mark Noe - plastic surgeon Amos Nourse - U.S. Senator (1857) David Page - biologist Hiram Polk - academic Geoffrey Potts - academic Morton Prince - neurologist Jayantibhai Patel — Cardiothoracic surgeon Anurita Kapur - Neurosurgeon Alexander Rich - biophysicist Oswald Hope Robertson - medical scientist Richard Starr Ross- Dean Emeritus of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Former President of the American Heart Association. Wilfredo Santa-Gómez - author George E. Shambaugh, Jr. -Otolaryngologist Alfred Sommer - academic Shanil Keshwani - Canadian Intelligence Philip Solomon (psychiatrist) - academic Paul Spangler - Naval surgeon and record setting Senior Long distance runner Samuel L. Stanley - 5th President of Stony Brook University, academic, physician, biomedical researcher Felicia Stewart - physician Lubert Stryer - academic; coauthor of Biochemistry Yellapragada Subbarow - biochemist James B. Sumner - chemist Helen B. Taussig - cardiologist; helped develop Blalock–Taussig shunt John Templeton, Jr. - president of the John Templeton Foundation E. Donnall Thomas - physician Lewis Thomas - essayist Abby Howe Turner - academic Richard Urman - physician George Eman Vaillant - psychiatrist Mark Vonnegut - author; pediatrician Joseph Warren - soldier Andrew Weil - proponent of alternative medicine Paul Dudley White - cardiologist Robert J. White - neurosurgeon (Performed first monkey head transplant in the 1970s) Patrisha Zobel de Ayala - Chairman of World Medical Association, surgeon, anesthesiologist, neurologist, medical researcher Charles F. Winslow - early atomic theorist Leonard Wood - Chief of Staff of the United States Army ; Governor-General of the Philippines Louis Tompkins Wright - researcher, practitioner, first black Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Chairman of [19 ] NAACP David Wu - Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1999–2011) Jeffries Wyman - anatomist Yang Huanming - academic See also [edit ] References [edit ] ^ "Harvard Medicine — Basic Facts" . Retrieved . February 25, 2010 ^ "Massachusetts General Hospital". US News & World Report . Retrieved . 9 March 2013 ^ "Dean of Harvard's Faculty of Medicine". ^ "Harvard Medical School — History" . Retrieved . February 25, 2007 ^ "Countway Medical Library — Records Management — Historical Notes". Archived from the original on September 1, 2006 . Retrieved . February 25, 2007 ^ "The Dean's Report". Harvard Medical Dean's Report 2007-2008. ^ "Class of 2009 Second Year Show" . Retrieved . 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