Category: General News

Introducing the M.S. in Health Sciences Education Degree Program

December 8th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

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This October, a new program – the Master’s of Science in Health Sciences Education (MSHSE) – was unanimously approved by BU School of Medicine, the University Council Committee on Graduate Programs and Policies and the University Council. The program is offered through the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS), in collaboration with the School of Education (SED); Jeffrey Markuns, MD, EdM,  assistant professor of Family Medicine serves as  Program Director. Recruitment is underway for the inaugural class, who will matriculate in fall 2017. For more information, go to http://www.bumc.bu.edu/msed/hse/

The program offers those with degrees in nursing, medicine and other health-related areas an opportunity to pursue graduate studies in medical education. The MSHSE provides training in the principles of education and teaching that are applicable and adaptable to a specific health sciences discipline. It is designed to improve teaching skills and other aspects of health sciences education to help students advance their careers.

“This program will educate and train faculty from all the health professional fields who are committed to establishing themselves as master educators,” said Markuns. “The broad range of required courses along with a mentored practicum will produce world-class faculty in health sciences education.”

A certificate option is available for those with limited time and resources or who already have a strong background in general education, as well as the part- and full-time options to pursue the Master’s degree  The certificate and Master’s degree options are available for the tuition remission benefit for eligible BU faculty and staff The program is expected to be initiated on campus in the classroom, but then students will be able to pursue a schedule that allows for part-time participation.  Practicum based, it is designed for students to apply new skills from their studies directly to issues they already are seeking to tackle in their daily work.

The MSHSE provides numerous benefits to the University:

  • It provides an opportunity for those faculty interested in developing additional skills in teaching and education to pursue an advanced degree directly relevant to their daily work using BU tuition remission.
  • The program raises the profile of educational faculty throughout BU and creates new partnerships with educators from throughout the institution.
  • With an eye towards additional distance-learning options, the MSHSE offers faculty development mechanisms for internationalteachers in the health sciences from institutions around the world.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 The Certificate and Master’s in Health Sciences Education are offered through the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS), in collaboration with the School of Education (SED), plus electives offered in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health

  • Strong focus on practical skills application
  • Core courses emphasizing curriculum development, research, evaluation, and teaching
  • Robust practicum experience personalized for specific career goals
  • Support and mentorship

Toys for Tots Drive Dec. 5-16, 2016

December 5th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

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Call for Abstracts: New England Science Symposium 2017

December 5th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

What: New England Science Symposium
Where: The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
When: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Deadline to submit abstracts: January 5, 2017

On behalf of the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership and the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP), we are asking for your help in identifying fellows/students (particularly African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaskan Native individuals) involved in biomedical or health-related scientific research who would benefit from presenting their research projects at the sixteenth annual New England Science Symposium (NESS) to be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 7:30AM to 4:30PM at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

There is no registration fee for this symposium, but pre-registration is required.

To submit abstracts or to register, please visit this website.

For more information, please contact Rodolfo Ramos via email or phone at 617-432-5580.

Holiday Book Drive Nov. 16th-Dec. 9th

November 18th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

GMS is holding a book drive for the youth-run bookstore training program, More Than Words!  This organization strives to empower youths in struggling situations so that they can take charge of their lives through business development.

There is a large bin in the GMS Office, L-317, where we ask that you drop off any books, CDs, and DVDs that you’d like to donate to the cause. There is no genre or age limit in terms of content; however, if you are leaving a textbook, please only leave if it was published or re-edited in the last five years. Please refer to this file for more detailed guidelines on what materials to donate.

GMS Study Break Dec. 6th 1-3pm

November 16th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

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GMS Masters Commencement to be held in Track & Tennis Center

November 7th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

The 2017 GMS Masters Commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, May 19th at 9AM in the Track & Tennis Center. Detailed Commencement information may be found here.

Crime Prevention and Campus Safety Notice

November 4th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

This weekend marks the end of Daylight Savings Time for 2016 resulting in fewer hours of daylight. At this time each year the Public Safety Department reminds the BU Medical Campus (BUMC) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) community about safety awareness. It’s important to recognize that personal safety and security are the shared responsibility of everyone. By following some simple, yet effective, practices you can decrease the likelihood of being victimized. As always, the Public Safety Department urges you to take precautions to protect your personal and BUMC/BMC property. Remember if you “See Something, Say Something…”
 
The following safety tips can help keep you stay safe and secure.
 
In the Neighborhood:
  • When assisting strangers with directions or when engaged in conversations
    always keep a safe distance.
  • Be conscious of strangers using distracting techniques, which may give them the opportunity to take your belongings. Such techniques include asking questions such as, “What time is it” or “Do you have a cigarette or a light” while positioning themselves very close  to you.
  • Avoid using cell phones, iPods or any mobile device when going to and from an outside location as they distract you and make you an easy target for assault or robbery. Pay attention to your surroundings, stay alert as to who is near you and what is going on around you at all times.
  • Be conscious not to publicly display large amounts of cash or expensive electronic devices.
  • When in your vehicle always keep the doors locked until you are ready to exit. 
  • Always keep valuables and other items such as packages, briefcases and backpacks
    out of view when leaving your vehicle unattended.
 
In the Workplace:
  • Never compromise safety or security for the sake of convenience. For example:  Don’t prop doors that are intended to be locked. Use our escort shuttle service on campus instead of walking alone, especially when it gets dark.
  • Wear your Boston University or Boston Medical Center Identification Badge at all times.
  • Always lock your office or work area when you leave for any period of time.
  • Never prop doors open.
  • When entering “CARD ACCESS ONLY” areas, do not to allow non-ID employees
    or visitors in behind you.
  • If you are using a laptop computer, do not leave it unattended at any time.
  • Keep your purse, wallet, keys and other valuables with you at all times or locked in a drawer or cabinet.
  • Carry a minimal amount of cash and credit/ATM cards while at school or in the workplace.
  • Do not carry passports, visas, or social security cards unless absolutely necessary. 
  • Immediately report suspicious activity to Public Safety at 414-4444.
 
Traveling:
  • In an emergency off campus call 9-1-1
  • Remain in well-lit, well-traveled areas. Avoid shortcuts and remain alert.
  • Do not use cell phones or iPods or other devices with earphones while walking to your destination- this includes walking to garages and waiting at bus stops. When wearing earphones, your hearing is diminished and you become a target for crime.
  • Make yourself familiar with the location of the blue BUMC Public Safety
    Emergency Call boxes around the campus.
  • Travel with a friend or in a group when possible, two is always better than one.
  • Utilize the shuttle services or request a public safety escort after hours by calling (617) 414-4444 for on campus destinations.
  • Have your car or building key in your hand before you reach the door of your car or destination.  Do not spend time at your car door or at your destination searching
    for your keys.
  • Always secure your vehicle. Never leave any valuables or contents in plain view. GPS navigation systems, laptop computers, iPods, electronics devices, bags and money left in vehicles are targeted by thieves. Lock all property in the trunk prior to parking your vehicle or take it with you.
 
Please visit our website www.bumc.bu.edu/publicsafety for additional crime prevention information and brochures on personal protection, workplace safety and home security.
 
Should you have any questions or concerns about your personal safety here at Boston University or Boston Medical Center and would like to speak to me personally, please e-mail gibb9@bu.edu or call me @ 617-414-4443.
 
Stay Safe!

Bike Racks Installed at Conte (K) Building

November 1st, 2016 in General News, Homepage

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Two racks able to accommodate 16-20 bikes were added in front of the
Conte Building (K) at 71 E. Concord St. next to the structure that supports the bridge from the Instructional Building (L) Annex. Cyclists may request direct access into the Conte building for six months at the TranSComm Office. 
 
If you have any questions, please contact TranSComm at 617-638-7473.

Fall 2016 Orientation: Welcome Incoming Students!

August 29th, 2016 in General News, test

Congratulations to our incoming students beginning their GMS journey this Friday, September 2, 2016 at Orientation. Orientation information was sent out to all incoming students and can also be viewed on the Fall 2016 Orientation webpage. Please contact Samantha Straitz (sstraitz@bu.edu) with any questions regarding Orientation. We look forward to meeting you on Friday!

GSDM Film Club Presents: Sidewalls (August 23rd)

August 19th, 2016 in General News

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