Longwood Medical Area

Welcome to the neighborhood of healthcare innovation

Boston is booming with healthcare innovation, especially in the renowned Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA), home to some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world. From the Colleges of the Fenway to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital to Merck pharmaceuticals, it's an area rich in healthcare learning where social and professional opportunities abound.

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Street view of the Longwood Medical Area.

Institutions in the spotlight

Boston Children’s Hospital

The nation’s #1 pediatric hospital, seven years running. There’s arguably no better place for future pediatric nurses and health professionals to gain experience than at the nation’s highest ranked children’s hospital. One of the largest pediatric medical centers in the nation, this teaching hospital offers a complete range of health care services for children – and unprecedented opportunities for our students.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

#1 best cancer care in Massachusetts, #6 in the nation, and nationally ranked #2 for pediatric cancer. Expert, compassionate care for children and adults with cancer is available right down the street, and our students are among the new generations of physicians and scientists who train here. Highly regarded for its patient satisfaction, the Institute gives students valuable insight into how high-quality healthcare and groundbreaking therapies are delivered.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Nationally ranked #13 in adult specialties and ranked #12 in the U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an international leader and referral center in virtually every area of medicine and a consistently top-rated hospital by U.S. News and World Report. At this major teaching hospital, our students have access to preeminent pioneers in medicine across disciplines and specialty areas, including oncology, cardiology and neurology.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Ranked the #3 hospital in Massachusetts and nationally ranked #2 in adult specialties. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is dedicated to providing extraordinary care, where the patient comes first, supported by world-class education and research. Students receive a wide range of clinical experience here, with more than three quarters of a million patient visits annually and nationally ranked funding that facilitates revolutionary advances and therapies.


A Fortune 100 company.
The Boston headquarters of this research-intensive biopharmaceutical company is located on the Emmanuel College campus, a fellow member of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium, giving our students access to world-class pharmaceutical experience. Merck’s mission is to make a difference in the lives of people globally through innovative medicines, vaccines, and animal health products

Wyss Institute

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering is creating transformative solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems. If offers students firsthand experience in groundbreaking bio-inspired innovations that will transform medicine and create a more sustainable world, ranging from devices and materials to high-value therapeutics and diagnostics.