• Tuition Assistance

    For qualified program candidates, limited tuition support is available in the form of 25-to-50 percent tuition reductions. Tuition reductions are awarded to students based on merit and eligibility. No assistance is provided for workshop travel, program materials or other course-related expenses. 

    During the application process, you will be prompted to indicate your interest in tuition reduction consideration and will be asked to submit a statement outlining the basis of your request. The statement should be no less than 250 words and no more than 500 words. The statement should focus on your financial need and describe how this program will impact your career and the community in which you serve. Only completed applications will be considered for tuition assistance. The HMS PGME Tuition Reduction Committee will review eligibility based on the criteria outlined above.  

    The following support options are available for this program: 

    Harvard Medical School Tuition Reduction

    Harvard Medical School will provide tuition reduction to candidates of high merit who are citizens and current residents of low-to-middle income countries as defined by the World Bank. 

  • Application Requirements

    During the application process, you will be asked to input identifying information into a form and upload documents for review. To prepare to submit your application for the Effective Writing for Health Care Program, please have the following available to upload.  

    • Updated contact information and credentials: This information is required for the online application. 
    • Curriculum vitae/résumé/list of awards or publications: You will be prompted to either upload your CV or résumé (.doc, .pdf). 

    • A 250-500 word personal statement explaining why you would like to be considered for the Effective Writing for Health Care Program. Your statement should include a brief description of your background, your area of professional interest, how this course will impact your career, as well as the institution and country where you work.  

    • If you are requesting tuition assistance you will be prompted to submit a statement in support of your request. Please read Tuition Fees & Tuition Assistance above for further details. 

    • A writing sample in support of your application. Your writing sample should not be more than 2 pages in length.

    Many applicants find the process easier to complete on a desktop or laptop computer due to the length of the required personal statement and the required document upload.  

    Please note: Effective Writing for Health Care requires a high level of English reading and writing proficiency.

  • Payment Methods & Refunds

    Payment Methods and Details
    • Credit Card — Preferred Method

    Credit card payments are accepted through your application account. Please refer to your tuition invoice for complete payment details.

    • Wire transfer

    Reference HMS Effective Writing for Health Care — [Student last name] in the memo section of the wire.

    Please wire funds in US dollars to:

    Bank Name: Bank of America
    Bank Address: 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110
    WIRE ABA#: 026009593
    Account Name: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Account #: 9372639404

    Please inquire with your bank about any fees associated with sending a wire transfer, including any fees from an intermediary bank. Applicants are responsible for all associated wire transfer fees and should increase the total amount transferred to cover tuition and fees in full.

    • Check

    Make check payable to Harvard Medical School and mail to the following address:


    PO BOX 417476

    BOSTON, MA 02241-7476

    Reference HMS Effective Writing for Health Care — [Student last name] on the memo line of the check.

    • Cash payment is not accepted
    • Email confirmation will be sent to you upon receipt of your paid registration. Please provide the email address that you check frequently.

    We regret that we are unable to provide refunds should an applicant register then be unable to attend the program. A full refund will be given should the program be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Notification of cancellation will be provided at least 30 days prior to the program’s start date.

  • Notice of Admittance

    We will acknowledge receipt of all registrations and maintain all registration information in strict confidence. Students can expect to hear a decision on their application within four to six weeks from the date all application materials were submitted.

Want to Learn More?

Get access to the latest information and stay up-to-date on program details by completing the form below: