Area VII BioMedical Sciences and Engineering

The Graduate Education in Medical Sciences (GEMS) program is a certificate program that students in the MIT Schools of Engineering and Science may take concurrently with doctoral studies and research to gain exposure to biomedical and clinical sciences, including translational medicine.  The GEMS program is currently offered through the Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) and represents a collaboration with MIT, Harvard Medical School and three Harvard teaching hospitals (Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center).

The GEMS program runs concurrently with the normal course of an MIT graduate education and can be completed in 1 1/2 years without prolonging a normal PhD career. In addition to coursework in pathology and pathophysiology, GEMS students attend seminars with HST students and participate in an individually tailored clinical experience. GEMS scholars develop lasting relationships with medical students, other PhD students with complementary skill sets, Biomedical Enterprise students, and active physician-scientists and clinicians.

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