Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership  



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Minorities represent 28.8% of the total population in the US and yet they represent only 14.6% of medical school graduates. Clearly, we must redouble our efforts to recruit, retain and ultimately promote qualified minority medical students, trainees and faculty.


The Harvard Medical School is committed to assembling a faculty and student body that mirrors the diversity of the nation.


Visiting Clerkship Program

The Visiting Clerkship Program (VCP), sponsored by the Minority Faculty Development Program of the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, provides support for fourth-year and qualified third-year minority (African American, Native American, and Hispanic American) medical students to participate in the HMS Exchange Clerkship Program.

Clerkships are four weeks in length and are available, space permitting, to full-time fourth-year students in good standing at accredited US medical schools. More...


New England Science Symposium

The Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at HMS and the BSCP co-sponsor the New England Science Symposium. The aim of the symposium is to encourage minority (particularly African-American, Hispanic-American and American Indian/Alaska Native) postdoctoral fellows, medical, grad and college students, who are involved in biomedical and health-related research, to share their work through oral presentations or poster sessions and to exchange ideas to further their career development. More...


Harvard Catalyst Diversity Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP)

Harvard Catalyst Program for Faculty Development and Diversity (PFDD) Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) is designed to enhance student, trainee and fellow recruitment to CTSC training programs, particularly individuals from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in health-related sciences; expand science research training opportunities to pre-professional school minority and disadvantaged students to increase their interest in research and health-related careers, particularly C/T research careers. More...

Programs for Medical
and Graduate Students

Visiting Clerkship Program

New England Science Symposium

Harvard Catalyst Diversity Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP)





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