• Tuition Assistance

    Harvard Medical School provides limited tuition assistance to qualified candidates based on need. Priority is given to current residents and citizens of low-to-middle income countries as defined by the World Bank. No assistance is provided for travel, program materials, or other program-related expenses.

    During the application process, you will be prompted to apply for tuition assistance and will be asked to submit a brief statement, up to 250 words, explaining your need for financial assistance.

    Tuition reduction is based on the program’s full tuition price and cannot combined with any other reductions.

    Tuition assistance will not be considered if received after your application has been completed and submitted.

  • Application Requirements

    To prepare your application for submission, please have the following documents available:

    • Current 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 upload either your CV or résumé (.doc, .pdf).
    • Three brief statements* explaining:
      • Why you would like to be considered for the Training to Teach in Medicine program
      • An overview of your medical education and teaching experience(s)
      • How this program will impact your career or professional development
    • Letter of recommendation: The recommender must be a department/division head/director/chair or supervisor. The letter should be dated within 12 months of the application submission date and should address your suitability for the program and support your attendance at the workshops. Please note: The letter of recommendation may be submitted at a later date, but it is required for your application to be considered.
    • Tuition assistance: If you are requesting tuition assistance, you will be prompted to submit a statement in support of your request. Please read the Tuition Assistance section above for further details.
    • English proficiency: The Training to Teach in Medicine program requires a high level of English reading and writing proficiency. International applicants may be requested to provide a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Duolingo scores to demonstrate their English language proficiency.


    There is no application fee for this program.


    *Your personal statement is an opportunity for the admissions committee to hear your voice. We strongly discourage the use of generative AI technologies, like ChatGPT, in your application essay. If an essay does use generative AI, then it must be acknowledged. If an essay is suspected to have used one of these tools without attribution or in its entirety, we reserve the right to deny your admission to the program or request that you submit a new essay in order to be considered.

  • Payment Information

    Accepted applicants may be eligible to enter a payment plan to help budget their tuition. To request enrollment into a payment plan, a request must be submitted in writing to pgme_admissions@hms.harvard.edu.


    Payment Methods
    Credit Card — Preferred Method

    Credit card payments are accepted through your application account. Please refer to your tuition invoice for complete payment details. We recommend that you contact your credit card issuer to pre-authorize your payment.


    Wire Transfer

    Reference HMS Training to Teach in Medicine — [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 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.
    • Please send a copy of your transaction receipt to pgme_admissions@hms.harvard.edu to allow our team to both track and process your order.



    Make check payable in U.S. Dollars to Harvard Medical School and mail to the following address:


    PO BOX 417476

    BOSTON, MA 02241-7476

    Reference HMS Training to Teach in Medicine — [Student last name] on the memo line of the check.


    Additional Information
    • We are unable to process payments submitted via peer-to-peer payment applications, such as Venmo, PayPal, etc.
    • Cash payment are not accepted.
    • An email confirmation will be sent to you upon receipt of your paid registration.



    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 applications and maintain all application 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.