Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) is located in the historic South End of Boston and comprises the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), the Boston University School of Public Health (SPH), the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), and the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at the BU School of Medicine. Boston Medical Center (BMC) is the primary teaching affiliate of the BU School of Medicine. The Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center, a state mental health facility, is also located on the campus.
Renowned for the quality of teaching and research and for service to the community, these schools provide education and training in the most current thinking and techniques in their fields, with a particular focus on serving disadvantaged, underserved, and indigent populations. Together, the schools employ more than 1,341 faculty members, many of whom are leading experts in their fields, and train a diverse group of more than 3,000 students.
Boston University Medical Campus has a rich history dating back to 1848, when it began as the New England Female Medical College, the first institution in the United States to offer medical education to women and the first to graduate a black female physician. In 1873, the medical college merged with Boston University, becoming the first coeducational medical school in the nation. Both the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and the School of Public Health were founded in 1976.