2.11 Readmission

Any student who has withdrawn or has been withdrawn from HMS and wishes to reapply for the MD program must follow all of the processes and procedures of the regular admissions process. In addition, applications for readmission must be supported by two new letters of recommendation as well as by transcripts of any formal academic training taken since leaving Harvard Medical School. Any student who has withdrawn or has been withdrawn may not submit a petition to the HMS Faculty Council until two academic terms have passed. 

Former students who previously had been dismissed from HMS by vote of the HMS Faculty Council must petition the HMS Faculty Council for approval to be readmitted to HMS. A letter requesting readmission should be sent to Promotion and Review Board no later than six months prior to the requested readmission date. The letter should specify the reasons for the petition for readmission and must describe all remedial actions and activities undertaken by the former student. Any student who was dismissed may not submit a petition to the HMS Faculty Council until two academic terms have passed.

In all requests for readmission, Consideration is given to the record of each applicant, the length of absence, the activities undertaken during the absence, including any remediation activities, and the number of student places available in the class. Readmission, if approved, may be conditional, requiring performance of specific tasks at a specific standard, either prior to or following readmission. To be offered readmission, a student must not have any outstanding debt to the University and may need to provide evidence of ability to pay tuition during the enrolled terms. Applicants should consult the Financial Aid Office in advance regarding financial aid issues related to readmission.
 
HMS will not consider more than one application for readmission from any individual.

 

Last Updated 6/7/21