Graduate Education

Harvard Medical School is constantly expanding its PhD, master’s, and collaborative and joint degree programs. Learn more about these programs »

External Education

The Office for External Education offers an entrepreneurial and team-oriented approach to learning, including:

Alumni Education Discounts

The HMS Alumni Council and the Office for External Education, led by Dean David Roberts, MD ’95, are pleased to offer these benefits specifically for you. We hope you enjoy them and that they help to create a lifelong connection between you and the School.

  • 25% off self-paced, online continuing education courses for HMS alumni

    Continue your education with self-paced, online courses taught by HMS’s renowned faculty, including clinicians, researchers, and educators. HMS’s on demand continuing education courses include accredited and non-accredited content available for medical professionals.

    To explore the on demand course listings and enroll using the code Alumni25 for 25% off, view the HMS Catalog »

  • $200 off HMX online courses for HMS alumni, family, and friends

    HMX online courses cover key areas of medicine, from foundational concepts to cutting-edge applications.

    Led by renowned HMS faculty, the courses combine the rigor of the medical school curriculum with an interactive multimedia experience including detailed visualizations, real-world scenarios, and patient interactions demonstrating how concepts are applied to clinical practice. The HMX Fundamentals series includes courses on physiology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics, and pharmacology. The HMX Pro series includes advanced courses on cancer genomics and precision oncology, genetic testing and sequencing technologies, immuno-oncology, drug delivery, and novel therapies for chronic inflammation, autoimmunity, and allergy.

    Here’s how it works:

    The Office for External Education may also be able to provide special group offers for alumni-referred organizational training programs. Please contact to discuss offering HMX Fundamentals courses to your organization.

  • One month free of Harvard Health Online or one free special health report

    Drawing on the in-depth expertise of more than 11,000 HMS faculty and researchers, Harvard Health Publishing creates current, trustworthy, and actionable consumer-facing health content.

    Harvard Health Online provides you with unlimited, immediate access to health news and information, including hundreds of pages of web-only content, email delivery of Harvard’s four monthly newsletters, and thousands of archived articles.

    Our special health reports cover a variety of topics, from hypertension, cholesterol, and nutrition and fitness, to pain management and mental health.

    Get a free month of Harvard Health Online or one free special health report »

  • 20% off the Leading Digital Transformation in Health Care executive program

    Digital transformation in health care is happening at an increasingly rapid pace. The current global health care crisis is only bolstering the need for technology to provide meaningful solutions.

    The Leading Digital Transformation in Health Care executive program provides you with the knowledge, tools, and strategies to design and implement technology-enabled change initiatives in health care. This two-week online experience features a combination of live virtual class sessions and self-paced learning and discussions. A certificate of completion is provided.

    HMS alumni are eligible for 20% off the program fee. Enter the code ALUMNI20 when applying on the program website.