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.

Address
25 Shattuck Street Boston, MA 02115
Website
http://hms.harvard.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Medical_School

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Medical research

Cellular clock regulating human spine development

More than 20 years ago, the lab of developmental biologist Olivier Pourquié discovered a sort of cellular clock in chicken embryos where each "tick" stimulates the formation of a structure called a somite that ultimately ...

Health

First national study reveals primary care decline in America

Fewer Americans have primary care than ever before, according to the first national analysis of primary care use trends in the U.S. by Harvard Medical School researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess ...

Pediatrics

Breastfeeding and infant mortality

A new study published by the Journal of Pediatrics shows increased rates of implementation of hospital-based breastfeeding initiatives are associated with decreased rates of infant deaths in the first six days after birth, ...

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