Harvard Medical School

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Harvard Medical School
Type Medical school
Established 1782 (1782)
Dean Barbara J. McNeil
Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Campus Urban
Website hms.harvard.edu
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/edu/school?id=18482

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.

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. The medical school ranked first in research and seventeenth in primary care in U.S. News & World Reports 2016 rankings.[1]

Informatics programs

Bioinformatics/Health and clinical informatics

The following bioinformatics- and health/clinical informatics- related options exist for potential students:

M.S. in Biomedical Informatics
36 credit hours, completed in roughly two years
Available online? No
Program URL: https://dbmi.hms.harvard.edu/education/master-biomedical-informatics

Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics
?? credit hours; includes core courses, research rotations, TA requirements, qualifying examinations and a dissertation
Available online? No
Program URL: https://dbmi.hms.harvard.edu/education/big-phd-program

Fellowship in Biomedical Informatics
Two to three years; "provide stipend, tuition, and travel funds"
Available online? No
Program URL: http://www.chip.org/training

Additional external links


  1. "Harvard University". U.S. News & World Report - Best Graduate Schools. U.S. News & World Report LLP. http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-medical-schools/harvard-university-04047. Retrieved 05 November 2016.