GEMS scholars learn how advances in basic science and engineering become medically relevant therapies and tools that improve human health. This is accomplished by supplementing standard doctoral programs with this specially-designed experience:
  • Two classes on the mechanisms of human disease:
    • Principles and Practices of Human Pathology - HST034/HST035
    • Principles of Human Disease: Physiology and Pathology - HBTM 235, offered by Harvard Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS)
  • An intensive clinical experience tailored to individual student interests - HST 240
  • Three semesters of a graduate seminar series for GEMS scholars and HST PhD candidates that focuses on the professional skills required to succeed in interdisciplinary research - HST590. One semester topic must be ethics.
For more information about the GEMS curriculum, contact:
Traci Anderson