Receiving the Family Medicine Research Award (from left) is Stephanie Shaw and...
BUSM’s educational program is designed to train physicians with the clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide modern health care. A major emphasis is placed on Global Health and many students do international clinical or research electives.
The basic science curriculum integrates traditional lecture-style classes with small-group seminars and laboratory exercises. Self-directed learning and teamwork are emphasized. Patient contact is introduced in the first week of the first-year curriculum and the formal clinical training of the third- and fourth-year students offers broad-based preparation for post-graduate training in the full range of disciplines that comprise modern medicine.