Harvard Medical School LAHMS creates an OUTList

The medical student group seeks to create list of mentors and support for LGBTQ medical and dental students

Over the past five years, Harvard Medical School has made huge strides in becoming more welcoming and inclusive of the LGBT community. While so many successes can be seen here at Harvard and beyond for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and the transgender community – there is still much work to be done.


An important piece of this work is building up our network of mentors and support for LGBT medical and dental students. Your institution and the role it plays as a part of our affiliated network for training is a crucial component.


The LGBT student group of HMS and HSDM – LAHMS (lgbt.hms.harvard.edu) – has created an online survey for faculty and researchers who are LGBT and allies to fill-out and join the OutList. 


This is entirely voluntary. 


Take the survey here: 



There are detailed instructions once you click on the link and it shouldn’t take more than 2-3 minutes to fill out. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to be in touch with either of us. 


Alvin F. Poussaint, MD

Professor of Psychiatry,

Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs, 

Director of the Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs,

Harvard Medical School


tel: 617-432-2159 


Jessica Halem

Program Manager, LGBT Office

Harvard Medical School

Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership

164 Longwood Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

Tel: 617-432-7555

Email: jessica_halem@hms.harvard.edu


HMS Mission: "To create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease."