Harvard Medical School competes with academic institutions across the nation and around the globe. Given this dynamic environment, it is increasingly important for us to express a single, compelling voice in everything we do. The totality of the graphic elements, visuals and words used to describe Harvard Medical School establish and maintain a clear, unified identity, both within the community and beyond.

This section of identity guidelines, along with the HMS Graphic Identity Standards Manual, provides general guidelines for the visual articulation of our graphic identity, as well as specific direction for the application of our updated signatures and related elements.

The Harvard Medical School logo is a strong and well-known symbol that was specifically developed to reflect the elegance, gravitas and strength associated with the Harvard name.