The 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 School of Medicine in the nation. Both the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and the School of Public Health were founded in 1976.
The core mission of the Campus is training the next generation of physicians, dentists and scientists. Boston University provides today’s health sciences students with distinguished and committed faculty, thoughtful and humanistic mentoring, state-of-the-art learning facilities, and clinical experiences in one of New England’s most respected teaching hospitals, Boston Medical Center (BMC), as well as in other locations in the Boston area and internationally. We remain committed to providing future doctors, dentists, scientists and public health professionals with an outstanding education in both science and humanism.
Provost Karen H. Antman, MD, leads the Campus. The Office of the Provost is responsible for the operation of the Campus and the health-related schools. The Office provides resources and leadership that enable faculty, staff and students to work and learn effectively and efficiently. The Provost’s Office provides multiple resources for faculty, please see all faculty resources here.
Nearly 3,000 full and part time, affiliate and volunteer Medical Campus faculty provide educational programs for more than 3,700 full- and part-time MD, dental and graduate students. Many of these faculty and students care for a diverse population of patients at BMC as well as at other surrounding hospitals and clinics.
The Campus has a mission of service to its community as well as a well-established Global Health Initiative. As part of this mission, we have the largest trauma center in New England and outstanding research programs in cardiology, cancer, neuroscience, infectious diseases, and dental medicine. Additionally, faculty and students run a medical clinic that serves refugees from war-torn countries.