The Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA)

In a city known for innovation in healthcare, opportunities for Emmanuel students are bolstered by our location within the world-renowned Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA). With walking-distance access to cutting-edge scientific and medical institutions, ours is a neighborhood that stands hand-in-hand with the future.

an aerial view of Boston's Longwood Medical and Academic Area

Providing access to prestigious and competitive research and internship positions for students studying nursing, science and health, business and management, humanities and social sciences, and more, the LMA makes for an advantageous experiential learning environment. Through partnerships with esteemed Harvard Medical School-affiliated teaching hospitals and intuitions like Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Emmanuel students gain access to unparalleled opportunities.

Below are some of the renowned locations both a part of and just steps from Emmanuel's campus:

Merck Research Laboratories-Boston
Our partnership with Merck Research Laboratories-Boston is truly unique. Emmanuel is the only college in the country with a private pharmaceutical research facility right on campus. Known for its development of innovative advances in medicine, Merck's presence and partnership provides students with unrivaled academic and internship opportunities in pharmaceutical research and science.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
A teaching hospital right next door to Emmanuel's campus, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a world-class medical institution that provides our students access to an array of training and research opportunities.

Boston Children's Hospital
The nation's #1 pediatric hospital (U.S. News & World Report), Boston Children's Hospital is a long-time partner of Emmanuel College, helping to educate and train future professionals of healthcare—and beyond. 

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Ranked among top hospitals in the country for areas of specialty, nearby Brigham and Women's Hospital is a teaching hospital with the mission of accelerating discoveries that improve human health and provides unmatched opportunities for students in a host of clinical departments.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Committed to providing the best treatment available for children and adults with cancer and related diseases, Dana-Farber simultaneously works to develop cures and treatments using cutting-edge research. 

Harvard Medical School
The more-than 11,000-member faculty of this long-established institution are constantly developing new educational models for their students and mentees to meet the rising needs of health care and to improve human health worldwide. Among the 22 medical institutions in the LMA, many are affiliates of Harvard Medical School and are known for both their network of talent as well as their ability to foster and mentor students of the healthcare profession. 

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