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  • -- the central "node" in the Harvard Medical Web, a huge network of sites where you can obtain information about research going on at Harvard Medical School and its many affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes. For example:
    • A good jumping-off point for browsing through the faculty of the basic science and clinical departments at H.M.S. (who may be located on the medical school campus or at any of the affiliated institutions)
  • In addition, the individual Harvard-affiliated hospitals all have research databases that are searchable by subject and by the names of faculty members. A central point from which to explore clinical research projects at the recently-merged "Partners" hospitals (Mass. General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and MacLean Hospital) is the "CR-net" located at . Another way to search is to go directly to each hospital's main page and search from there. For example, from the Brigham and Women's Hospital home page, you can select "Research at BWH" and then "view current research at BWH by department" to access the clinical research database.
  • -- the home page of the Division of Medical Sciences (the arm of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences that is located at the H.M.S. campus). There are links to the home pages for all of the D.M.S. graduate departments (virology, neuroscience, microbiology, immunology, and BBS - biochemical and biomedical sciences), and all of the departmental web pages have subject-searchable faculty research directories available.
  • -- the fabulous home page of the Harvard graduate program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, located on the main campus. An excellent on-line faculty research database can be found here as well.
  • On a more specific note, there is a compendium of clinical research opportunities in neuroscience and psychiatry, titled "Sponsored Research Projects" (a.k.a., "red book") put out by the Consolidated Department of Psychiatry of H.M.S. - a conglomeration of the McLean Hospital, Beth Israel/Deaconness Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and M.G.H. psychiatry departments. The entire volume is on-line at
  • Other sites that may be of interest:
    • -- the interview feedback page. Very useful during interview season. You can search and read others' impressions of interview experiences at particular schools and leave your own impressions.
    • -- the Massachusetts Medical Society (purveyors of the New England Journal of Medicine)
    • -- the American Medical Association (purveyors of the Journal of the American Medical Association, or JAMA)
    • -- the National Institutes of Health
    • -- the Association of American Medical Colleges (see above)
    • -- the American Medical Student Association</P>
    • -- Health on the Net, a giant portal to medical databases and sites.