The Division of Nutrition (DON) is committed to providing nutrition education to Harvard Medical School students throughout all four year of medical school through embedding nutrition in the pre-clinical "Pathways" curriculum and offering electives in nutrition.
In addition to a strong commitment to undergraduate medical education, the DON is charged with updating its postgraduate residents, fellows and faculty in the most recent breakthroughs in nutrition research that can be applied to the nutrition care of patients. This goal is accomplished through a series of monthly seminars, clinical conferences and through a yearly research and/or clinical practice symposia.
The DON is also committed to providing a nutrition-training program through an NIH-supported fellowship program housed at HSPH and HMS. These programs provide training in nutrition research in nutritional biochemistry, nutritional epidemiology and clinical investigation in nutrition. Fellows have an option of obtaining a Masters or Doctoral degree through the Harvard School of Public Health didactic program. DON faculty also support several other NIH funded training grants at Harvard teaching hospitals.
Finally, on a periodical basis the DON provides opportunities for professionals to earn continuing education credits through the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education.These goals in undergraduate and postgraduate nutrition education, a newly established training program, and continuing education represent a major commitment of the DON to further nutrition education at HMS and its teaching hospitals.