Orientation BUSM III

BUSM III Orientation Recordings:

Title of Session Video Audio
Welcome and Survival Skills: Dean Angela Jackson, MD Welcome and Survival Skills (video) Welcome and Survival Skills (mp3)
Introduction to Office of the Ombuds: Adam Kleinberger Introduction to the Office of the Ombuds (video) Introduction to the Office of the Ombuds (mp3)
Enhacing the Third-Year Experience: Office of Academic Enhancement Enhacing the Third-Year Experience (video) Enhacing the Third-Year Experience (mp3)
Safety in the Clinical Setting: Department of Public Safety Safety in the Clinical Setting (video) Safety in the Clinical Setting (mp3)
Introduction to BUSM III – Office of Academic Affairs Introduction to BUSM III (video) Introduction to BUSM III (mp3)
Phlebotomy Lecture Phlebotomy Lecture (video) Phlebotomy Lecture (mp3)
Panel: Clerkship Directors Panel: Clerkship Directors (video) Panel: Clerkship Directors (mp3)
One-Minute Learner: Dr. Molly Cohen-Osher One-Minute Learner (video) One-Minute Learner (mp3)
Appropriate Treatment in Medicine (ATM): Paige Curran, M.A., Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Appropriate Treatment in Medicine (ATM) (video) Appropriate Treatment in Medicine (ATM) (mp3)


***BUSM III Orientation is REQUIRED for all students in order to begin clerkships***

Please read through ENTIRE orientation information carefully to avoid

any interruptions/delays in beginning clerkships. Questions regarding the information below may be directed to Erika Reardon or Jennifer Mompoint in Office of Student Affairs

Orientation General Information

  • Dates: May 22nd  – May 26th
  • Times: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM for each day of orientation (some days may dismiss early)
  • Dresscode: Casual
  • All scheduled sessions are MANDATORY
  • Third Year Orientation ScheduleREVIEW CAREFULLY 

Pre-Orientation Requirements MUST be completed by all rising Third-Year students:

Pre-Compliance Online TrainingDEADLINE FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017

BUSM Policies – Review all policies prior to orientation and complete “FORMS” after reading all policies!  


E-Value Reference Guide – 

  • E-Value Reference Guide: You will be using E-Value during your Third Year. Please ensure that you review the E-Value Student Reference Guide to help you navigate the system. Questions regarding E-Value should be directed to Chris Vaughan (cvaughan@bu.edu).

Identification Card (ID) Access

  • If your current BU Identification Card was re-issued on the Charles River Campus, you will need to replace your ID card. Prox (“tap access”) cannot be added to the CRC-issued cards.
  • To replace your card, please bring your card to the BUMC ID Office. There is no fee to exchange the card.

 PPD Testing Info

If you are due for an annual PPD skin test for compliance, you must complete this attached form and answer Sections 1 and 2 of the questionnaire to bring with you to the PPD clinic. Any unclear questions can be answered with the nurse when you arrive.

If you have already received your annual PPD skin test at an outside clinic, you do not need to attend this PPD clinic. Please upload the proper documentation to the online health portal Patient Connect by visiting www.bu.edu/patientconnect so that SHS can update your compliance.

If you have tested positive for a PPD skin test in the past, you do not need to attend this PPD clinic. Please visit the online health portal at bu.edu/patientconnect and click Messages. Proceed to click TB Symptom Screen questionnaire. Complete this form and send this as a message to the nurse. They will respond to you and update your compliance status.

If you have Aetna Student Health Insurance – Aetna will cover the PPD test cost and this $20 charge will not appear on your student tuition. If a chest X-ray is required, you should check with the Student Health representative covering the Orientation PPD registration process for Aetna coverage of this requirement.

Non-Aetna student health insurance (private carrier or on a parent’s insurance plan): the PPD $20 charge is placed on your student tuition, however, you are offered a “receipt” at the time of the PPD test, to submit to your own insurance plan for reimbursement. You are responsible for payment of the $20 PPD charge charged to your student account regardless of whether you submitted to your own insurance provider for reimbursement. 

Time-Off Policy 

Students are encouraged to read the Policy for Medical Student Time Off (during Clinical rotations of the 3rd and 4th years) that was approved by the Medical Education Committee. The policy will be discussed during orientation.