Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day will take place this year on Friday May 1st. Our Keynote Speaker and Visiting Professor will be the distinguished leader in the field of Cancer Biology, Dr. David M. Livingston, Emil Frei Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Professor in the Department of Genetics, and the Chairman of the Executive Committee for Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The submission of abstracts for poster presentations and the abstract/award packets will be due on April 3rd. Please see the Russek Day page for abstract and award packet submission details.
The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences will be hosting Webinars for prospective applicants considering enrollment in the M.S. in Oral Health Sciences (OHS) program on April 8. For more information see Prospective Students Webinar page.
Boston University (BU) is one of seventeen institutions to receive the prestigious Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST) award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The five-year, $1.8 million award will provide biomedical research trainees from across the University with enhanced training to help PhD students and postdoctoral trainees prepare for careers beyond conventional academic research.
BEST Launch Reception Tuesday 11/18 in Hiebert Lounge 4-5:30.
There will be an open session for all GMS International students on Monday 10/20 in L307 entitled “Aademic Code of Conduct: Plagiarism & Cheating”.
Diploma application for January graduates and Thesis Title page for May graduates are due November 3, 2014. Please see the GMS forms page and the Graduation Calendar on the Important Dates link for additional details.
Students, faculty and staff are welcome to visit and study in the new L-11 Testing Center!
A recently completed renovation on the 11th floor of the Alumni Medical Library now provides a state-of-the-art, 220 seat testing center http://medlib.bu.edu/computing/l11testingcenter.php
The Testing Center is among the first of its kind, and will serve to both facilitate the administration of exams while at the same time enhance the quality of study space for BU medical campus students.
Renovations include a new ceiling with improved sound-proofing qualities, energy-efficient lighting, new carpeting and flooring, newly painted walls, new chairs and tables with power outlets at every seat, and club seating and cube tables in the hallway outside the floor-to-ceiling glass walls of the testing center. The heating and air conditioning system was upgraded, and a more powerful wireless system is provided throughout the testing center, as well as some wired network connections.
The testing center is equipped with a video monitoring system and audio system for proctor announcements. The testing center serves a dual-purpose as student study space when not reserved for exams.
Medical Library Computing & Systems offices are located in L-1109, and staff will provide on-site technical support for student laptops and laptop loaners during exams. A new state-of-the-art computer classroom with 26 PCs will also serve as a public computing lab when classes and exams are not scheduled. A Coffee/Vending Lounge includes additional club seating, group study tables, PC’s, a scanner and print release station and is available for use when exams are not scheduled. The elevator lobby was renovated and a new LCD monitor and signage have been installed throughout the floor.
Three elevators, including the express elevator, have been programmed to stop on L-11, and emergency stairwell access to L-11 is also available Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.
Welcome to the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences. Orientation will be held on August 28th (MS in Medical Sciences) and 29th (all MA, MS and PhD students). Please see the 2014 Incoming Student Page for additional information.