Aging Curriculum

Share Your Wisdom, Shape the Future: Calling All Alumni Age 65 or Older

A key role of the HMS Alumni Council is to connect alumni and students in a meaningful way. With that goal in mind, we are excited to announce the launch of the Alumni-Student Mentoring in the Aging Curriculum program.

Following a highly successful pilot run in spring 2024, this program will become a requirement for all first-year Pathways and Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST) students in the 2024–2025 academic year as part of the Aging and End-of-Life Care theme, which is a longitudinal curriculum focused on geriatrics and palliative medicine. 

We are seeking alumni mentors age 65 or older to share their insights with first-year students. In this age of unprecedented population aging, our experienced alumni can help prepare students for the unique aspects of caring for older adults, ensuring HMS remains at the forefront of excellence in medical education.

The experience was very grounding, reminding me of the humbling power of human connection across generations and through a core experience of being a doctor.
HMS Student (Class of 2027)
[We] create ripples in support of young doctors, with no idea now of how far those ripples will extend or what effects they may have.
HMS Alum (Class of 1967)