What Type of Student Harvard Medical School Wants


From the Harvard Medical School Website:

Demonstrate
aptitude in the biological and physical sciences during their
undergraduate years, but not to the exclusion of the humanities
and social sciences.
(A
study at Harvard Medical School has shown that students are successful
in their medical studies regardless
of undergraduate concentration, providing that they have had adequate
science preparation. Students are urged to strive for a balanced and
liberal education rather than specialized training. No preference is
given to applicants who have majored in the sciences
over those who have majored in the humanities.)


  • 7. Language
Because
effective communication among the medical care team and between
physicians and patients is so crucial to the delivery of care, all
matriculants should be fluent and have a nuanced facility in English.
Mastery of a foreign language, although not required, is a valuable
skill that expands intellectual and cultural horizons and that
reinforces preparation for patient care in a multicultural
society.

*Thanks to Greg Stallings for the link

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