Daytime view of the Harvard Medical School quadrangle situated in the Longwood Medical Area

Your Opportunity Awaits

If you’re a researcher, medical student, or fellow, you want to train at a world-renowned diabetes research and care center. As part of the Harvard Medical School community, Joslin Diabetes Center offers the best training opportunities in the field. 

The Diabetes Research Center (DRC) funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is an important part of the Research Division at Joslin. Joslin’s DRC encourages the scientific development of young investigators by providing a stable framework for conducting multi-disciplinary studies. The DRC funds core laboratories designed to provide efficient, cost-effective support to all fellows and investigators. Core laboratories serve to help fellows become more productive in their efforts.​

As members of the Harvard Medical School community, Joslin Fellows may attend lectures at the Medical School and any of the affiliated research institutes, such as the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and others.

Educational Programs

Joslin offers a rich academic environment for interns, residents, fellows and other trainees. Learn about the depth and breadth of our educational offerings.

Enrichment Program

Listen to top national and international speakers through our enrichment program. This training program includes three lectures per week during the academic year, as well as several additional lectures. The program encourages the exchange of ideas and research among investigators and fellows, as well as Joslin staff.

Research Retreat

Our research retreat gathers Joslin’s best and brightest minds to present research discoveries. This is a unique time for our team to exchange new ideas, share recent findings, and encourage discussion. Many researchers use the retreat as a time to collaborate on research and share their remarkable skills.

Visiting Lecturers

In addition to weekly lectures, Joslin also sponsors three visiting lectureships each year. For each, a distinguished researcher may spend up to three days at Joslin giving one or more lectures and meeting with fellows and staff. Each spring, a formal evening dinner provides fellows an opportunity to join colleagues for a lecture by a distinguished scientist.