MD & MD PhD Entering Students

Welcome to Boston University School of Medicine!

We know you are as excited to join the BUSM community as we are to have you.  Check out the information below which contains required forms and information for entering students. You will find links to housing, health and emergency contact forms, computer requirements, and much more. This information will help you meet the Compliance Requirements for Registration of Medical Students before the first day of class, Thursday, August 2, 2018. Return to this page for updates between now and day one!


Please complete by July 2!

Peer Advising Survey

Click Course Directory, then “Launch Course” next to the listing for Safety and Infection Prevention Training under the Campus and Clinical menu

OSHA Training

Complete by July 2, 2018

BUSM Photo, Audio, Video Release Form

Name Pronunciation for White Coat Ceremony


 1)      Call 617 358-0108.
(To ensure that the audio recording is of good quality, it is preferable that you call from a land line instead of a cell phone and that you are in a quiet area when you make the call.)

2)      Slowly state your name as you would like it read at the White Coat Ceremony. No nicknames, please.

3)      Repeat your name three (3) times to ensure that we clearly understand the proper pronunciation of your name.

4)      Please also record your contact information (email and phone number) in case we need to reach you.


Complete by July 13, 2018

Medical Student Policy Disclosures

Thursday, August 2, 2018

White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Registration
White Coat Additional Guest Wait List

In addition to Compliance Requirements for Registration of Medical Students, these items are required to matriculate:

  1. Send Tuition Deposit of $500 by April 30 (refundable prior to April 30) (Pathways and MD PhDs are NOT required to make a deposit)
  2. Complete Technical Standards Form (link in Alerts! BUSM Supplemental Application)
  3. Send Final Official Transcript to Office of Admissions (AMCAS does not provide this to us)
  4. Complete Certiphi Criminal Background Check (email will be sent to accepted applicants from Certiphi)

Tuition deposits should be mailed to: BUSM Office of Admissions, 72 East Concord Street, L124, Boston, MA 02118

Transcripts must be sent directly from your institution to BUSM and contain degree earned and date earned.  They may be mailed to the address above, or securely emailed to

For MSR specific questions, call BU Real Estate at (617) 353-4101.

Students considering living in the MSR should familiarize themselves with BUSM Residence Policy.

Boston University Medical Campus Housing Resources and
Boston University Real Estate can provide additional information on other housing options in and around the Boston University Medical Campus.

Entering students interested in applying for Need Based financial aid are strongly encouraged to start the process early.  BUSM requires applicants to submit the FAFSA, CSS Profile, and prior year income verification (i.e., tax returns).  Both the FAFSA and CSS Profile are open on October 1.  For detailed information browse the Financial Services BUSM New Students page.  Other general information may be found by selecting the Financial Aid tab in your BUSM Supplemental Application.  This will redirect you to the BUSM Financial Aid portal for direct communication with Financial Services.

Entering students should review the laptop and table requirements on the Library website.

Health History & Immunization Forms

Boston University Health Services manages the the health requirements and immunizations required to attend Boston University.  These requirements include immunizations, physical exam, and health history.  First year medical students begin seeing patients within their first week of medical school, so completing all the health requirements is necessary to start class.

Health Insurance & Medical Care

Massachusetts law requires all students who are enrolled in at least 75% of the full-time curriculum to have medical insurance. Boston University School of Medicine automatically enrolled in an individual health plan. Additional information is outlined on the BUSM New Student Health Insurance information page.

Boston University School of Medicine values student wellness. A wide variety of health services are easily accessible to all medical students.

International entering students who require sponsorship by Boston University, must complete the International Student Data Form and submit the required supporting documentation to the Office of Admissions.  Supporting documentation include, copy of passport photo page, copies of all of your immigration documents if you are currently in the U.S., and proof of financial resources.  Details may be found on the ISSO Graduate and Non-Degree Students page.   I-20 processing begins 90 days before the first day of class.  We STRONGLY suggest you submit your documentation to BUSM prior to that so that your forms may be placed in the processing queue.  I-20s will be delivered to you via Federal Express to the address provided on the International Student Data Form.

Permanent Residents are asked to submit a copy of your Permanent Resident Card “Green Card”.

If your immigration status has changed since your application to BUSM,  we request you submit copies of your new status documentation.

Documents & Procedures

The International Students & Scholars Office has provided comprehensive advice on how to make the immigration process as seamless as possible.

The BU Student Link provides direct access to public and personal academic, financial, and institutional data maintained in the University’s central computer system.

In the spring, you will receive an email with information on how to set up your Boston University email account and password, and this login information will also be used to access the Student Link. This login must be set up before you attend Orientation. If you are unable to set up your BU email address or still have questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 617-638-4630 or

All BUSM students are issued a Terrier Card with an assigned University I.D. number that will be used for all University records including registration, class adjustments, and access to the telephone information system.

Your Terrier Card will be issued during Orientation. Photo identification must be presented to receive a new card. Valid identification includes a driver’s license, state identification card, or passport. The Terrier Card is valid for on-campus identification only.

BUSM prides itself on providing excellent services to its students.  There are a wide variety of staff offices from Student Affairs to Education to Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.  Here is a list of the staff offices Administration & Services available to medical campus students.

All students must provide Boston University with their appropriate emergency contact information before registering for classes.  In the event of a campus emergency, this information will be used to notify students. Once you have a BU account, you may update your contact information on the Student Link.  To learn more about this notification system, visit BU Alert.

BUSM Merchandise now available at Barnes & Noble @ Boston University.

Fall 2018 MBTA Semester pass: Unlimited for 4 months: Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec. (September 1st, – December 31st, 2018)

Students receive an 11% discount, must purchase for all for months.

Applications can be found on our website (link below) or at our office @ 710 Albany St. (Hours: 9am-5pm)

The deadline to apply is Friday August 10th, 2018. Office closes at 5pm.

We accept credit/debit cards, check, or money order in office, and money order or check via mail.

For any mailed applications: payment must be received by August 10th. Post mark dates will not be honored.

Forms can be found here: