Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School, (HMS) was founded in 1782. Today, HMS is a hub of medical research, patient care, physician and nurses training and education network. The faculty includes 10,884 professors/researchers and physicians, including 30 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators and 87 National Academy of Sciences members. HMS is highly selective in student selection. Annually over 5,000 applications are submitted for MD first year slots and less than 200 are accepted. The total student body includes dental students, PhD health programs and a variety of combination degrees.

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Unintended costs of health-care integration

In recent years hospitals have been rapidly acquiring physician practices, a trend that could potentially lower health care spending—for example, through better coordination of inpatient and outpatient care—or increase ...

Oct 19, 2015
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Hope against disease targeting children

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers studying spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) have found what they term "surprising similarities" between this childhood disorder that attacks motor neurons and amyotrophic lateral ...

Sep 24, 2015
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How accurate are symptom checkers?

Hundreds of millions of times every year many of us turn to a new kind of online software called symptom checkers to try to self-diagnose our symptoms and to get advice on whether we should seek further medical care or just ...

Jul 08, 2015
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