Category: Academics

NE Grad School Virtual Fair 4/22

April 22nd, 2015 in Academics


International Student Session 10/20/14: Academic Code of Conduct

October 17th, 2014 in Academics

There will be an open session for all GMS International students on Monday 10/20 in L307 entitled “Aademic Code of Conduct:  Plagiarism & Cheating”.

GMS Intl Student Flier.pdf


Diploma and Thesis Title Pages Due November 3

September 2nd, 2014 in Academics

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.

Forensic Anthropology Program Joins TRACES in Decomposition Project

July 2nd, 2014 in Academics, BMFS, General News

The Graduate Program in Forensic Anthropology, within the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine has been invited to participate in a multi-site international taphonomy (decomposition) study to establish the natural decomposition of tissues from day zero until they become fully skeletonized or mummified. BU’s team, including Program Director, Dr. Tara Moore, Associate Director, Dr. Donald Siwek and Board Certified Forensic Anthropologist Dr. James Pokines has committed to the placement of 10  pigs in their decomposition field, located on 32 acres in Holliston, MA. They will be documenting temperature, rain and the progression of decomposition. The data collection includes recordings of a Total Body Score subject to a graded scale for the head and neck area, trunk and limbs. The ultimate endpoint is when samples achieve full skeletonization and the decomposition process has come to a stop. This particular project is expected to reveal how decomposition is affected by temperature changes around the globe and contribute to the understanding and interpretation of taphonomic data.

Along with Boston University, The Taphonomic Research in Anthropology: Centre for Experimental Studies (TRACES) has invited 4 other institutions, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Central Lancaster, U.K., Turkish Police Forensic Laboratory-Ankara Turkey and The Ministry of Justice-Bangkok, Thailand.

The  Forensic Anthropology program at BUSM is designed to train individuals in the theory, practice, and methods of biological and skeletal anthropology employed by forensic anthropologists in medicolegal death investigations. Students receive extensive training in osteology, forensic anthropological techniques and procedures, forensic anthropology field methods, biological anthropology theory, taphonomy, human anatomy, crime scene investigation and methods of human identification. This is a full-time 42 credit Master of Science program. To learn more about this program and others, please visit the Graduate Medical Sciences website.

Sarcoma Awareness Week 4/8-4/12

April 7th, 2013 in Academics, General News

Sarcoma Awareness Week April 8th-April 12th

April 8th, 10th, and 11th @ 11am-2pm:

Stop by our table in the main lobby to learn about sarcoma research and the Sonia Sethi Foundation.

April 10th:

Go to Andres Café as 5% of all proceeds will be donated to the Sonia Sethi Foundation.

April 11th @ 11:30am-12:30pm, Baskt Auditorium:

Join us for a presentation by Dr. David D’Adamo, Clinical Director at the Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, to learn more about sarcomas, current research trials, and case studies. A reception is to follow.

2013 McCahan Education Day

March 30th, 2013 in Academics, General News

2013 Education Day will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. BUMC faculty, fellow, residents, students and staff are invited to submit proposals for workshops and abstracts of ongoing or completed education projects.  Abstracts must be submitted by Friday April 19, 2013.  Cash prizes awarded for top abstracts.  For more information please see flyer or link.


19th Annual Russek Student Achievement Day 5/10

March 19th, 2013 in Academics, General News

Russek Poster 2013The 19th Annual Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day 2013 will be held on May 10th, 2013 in Hiebert Lounge from 8:30-5:00.

On this day we honor our graduate students by hearing about their exciting research efforts in a poster session and share their excitement as they congratulate their friends after winning the coveted Achievement Award.  We also share our ideas with a scientific luminary that serves as a Visiting Professor for the student award winners.  For our 19th year we are thrilled to announce  that  Dr.  James  Darnell  will  deliver the  keynote  address      ”Be Curious—-AND Stay Curious!

Abstracts are due May 1st.  More information and the Abstract application can be found here.

MA in Medical Sciences Open House 3/15 from 3pm – 6pm

February 19th, 2013 in Academics, General News, Prospective Student, test

The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences is hosting an Open House on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 3-6PM at Boston University School of Medicine, Room L-201.

The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences (MAMS) Program introduces students to a broad range of topics in the medical sciences while strengthening their academic credentials for admission to medical and other professional schools. It is a 32-credit program, with a required thesis, that can be completed in one or two calendar years. All coursework is taken in the first year but many student elect to use the second year to gain valuable research and volunteer experience at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center or off-campus.

Please RSVP to:
Dr. Gwynneth Offiner
Program Director

GMS Graduation Workshops 1/22 at 12:00pm (PhD) and 3:00pm (MA/MS)

January 3rd, 2013 in Academics, General News, Graduation

Information session for students graduating in May 2013 will be held on Jan. 22.

PhD Candidates will meet at 12pm in room R103 for lunch.

MA/MS Candidates will meet at 3pm in Bakst Auditorium.

For more information, please contact Dr. Theresa Davies

GMS Participates in October 25th Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair

June 18th, 2012 in Academics, General News, Prospective Student

Please join the Division of Graduate Medical Science at the upcoming Virtual Grad Fair.  Learn about our 26 different MA, MS, PhD and MD/PhD Degrees online while talking to representatives from many of our programs.  Please see details below.

biomed_october-2012-bigbannerVirtual Biomed Grad School Fair :
October 25, 2012

Biomedical Sciences Graduate students–Decide where you want to go to school!
Unique opportunity to meet Admission Representatives from more than 21 renowned Biomed grad schools
Registered Schools Listed Here

Connect real-time with schools without leaving your home or office.  Attend the fair online from anywhere!
Register here:

See BU’s Graduate Medical Sciences Profile page here:


What students have said about prior events:

“The Virtual Fair was extremely convenient and useful. I was able to communicate with multiple schools of my interest and ask questions. This Virtual Fair also saved me time and traveling fees if I were to visit the schools’ campuses instead.”

“I thought the virtual fair was extremely helpful. Chatting with the school representatives helped give me some direction for what I’d like to pursue, as well as some helpful tips/expectations for the application process.”

“I feel that this was great concept…It gave me an opportunity to ask questions that may not have been answered on their website and to see other potential students’ questions that I may not have thought to ask.”
“It was perfect. I loved the fact that school representatives gave out their e-mail addresses and encouraged us to contact them.”

“The whole system was very user friendly.”

Begin or refine your grad school search at the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair on September 12th.

Questions: or 770-980-0088