Harvard Medical School

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Harvard Medical School
motto Veritas
founding 1782
place Boston
state Massachusetts
country United States
management Jeffrey S. Flier
Website hms.harvard.edu
Harvard Medical School building complex

The Harvard Medical School (short HMS ) is the medical faculty of Harvard University .

Unlike the main Harvard campus, which is located in Cambridge , Massachusetts, the HMS is part of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area , a medical campus in Boston . It includes lecture halls and laboratories. The teaching hospitals include the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center , Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital, which are also on campus .

Endocrinologist Jeffrey S. Flier has been Dean of Harvard Medical School since 2007 .


Harvard Medical School was founded in 1782 by surgeon John Warren (1753-1815) on the Harvard campus. In 1906 the institution moved to Longwood . Your building complex there, clad in white marble, is known as the “Great White Quadrangle” or “HMS Quad” because of its square layout. The graduation ceremonies for doctors and health scientists take place on the meadow in between.

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Coordinates: 42 ° 20 ′ 10.5 ″  N , 71 ° 6 ′ 13.4 ″  W.