Category: General News

GMSSO’s Operation Gratitude ongoing through 11/20

November 6th, 2014 in General News

Please contribute to GMSSO’s Operation Graditude  to support our troops abroad and veterans here at home Nov 13 and Nov 17-20 in the BUSM Lobby.operation grat tv flyer-2014

Halloween Blood Drive 10/31 from 11am – 4pm

October 28th, 2014 in General News

Halloween Blood Drive


GMS Art Show: October 23

October 22nd, 2014 in General News

GMS Student and Postdoc Art Exhibit

Paintings and Photographs Presented by

Sarah Abuali, Luis Olmos Serrano, and Nora Nakshabendi

Please join the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

For Our 4th Student and Postdoc Art Exhibit

Thursday, October 23, 2014



gms art showRefreshments will be served.

GMS Receives NIH Award: Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST) Program

October 22nd, 2014 in Academics, General News, Homepage

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.

See BUSM announcement  and Article in Daily Free Press.

BEST Launch Reception Tuesday 11/18 in Hiebert Lounge 4-5:30.

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


You’re Invited! Upcoming Graduate School Fairs & Information Sessions

October 15th, 2014 in General News, Homepage

Interested in applying to graduate school in the biomedical sciences? Our knowledgeable faculty and staff are happy to speak with you about the opportunities available for master’s and doctoral degree programs at Boston University’s School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences. Register for our free Virtual Graduate Fairs or visit us at locations near you!

Local and National:

Idealist Fair Boston: September 29th

CareerEco Virtual Graduate Fair: September 30th and October 22nd

SACNAS National Conference, Los Angeles, CA: October 16th-18th

ABRCMS National Conference, San Antonio, TX: November 12th-15th

Program Specific:

Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine Webinar: September 16th and October 24th

Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine Information Session: September 25th

Oral Health Sciences – 12:00 EST -January  12, 2015

Oral Health Sciences – 12:00 EST-  February 25, 2015

Healthcare Emergency Management: All begin at 12:30pm at 650 Albany Street, Room X140.
October 10th
November 14th
December 12th

Bioimaging: All begin at 12:30pm at 650 Albany Street, Room X140.
October 17th
November 21st
December 19th

Biomedical Forensic Sciences: All begin at 1:00pm at 72 East Concord Street, Room R806.
October 31st
November 10th (4-5pm)
November 21st
December 19th

Additional Information
Admissions | Financial Assistance | Housing | Student Life

GMSSO Fall Social

September 15th, 2014 in General News

GMSSO fall social (3)

Virtual Graduate Fair in Biomedical Sciences

September 15th, 2014 in General News


Accreditation: Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine

September 14th, 2014 in General News

Congratulations to the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program for being granted an 8 year accreditation. Visit their website for more information and learn how you can become part of this successful master’s program.

CACREP Accreditation

As of July 2014, the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Program was granted the maximum 8-year CACREP accreditation, which will be in effect through October 2022.

Campus Safety Message

September 4th, 2014 in General News

Boston University Office of the Executive Director of Public Safety
Campus Safety Message
September 2, 2014

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff of Boston University:

Welcome back!

I hope that you will take full advantage of the exciting events happening across campus and in our local community this fall. I encourage you to experience all the culture and diversity that our community has to offer and, while at the same time, I urge you to make informed choices when it comes to your personal safety and security.

This weekend and throughout the fall semester, the Boston University Police and the Boston Police will have additional patrols dedicated to our campus and adjacent neighborhoods. These patrols will be focused on identifying potential threats, and to ensure that individuals who present a danger to others are dealt with, swiftly and appropriately. The Boston Police and Boston University Police departments will share information and collaborate to assess, investigate, and address any public safety issues. We will be monitoring off campus gatherings to curb dangerous drinking, underage drinking, and other activities that are unlawful and potentially dangerous.

Additional police presence is certainly helpful in crime avoidance and increased safety for the community, but each of us also shares responsibility in this effort. Student safety begins with self-aware and safety conscious individuals who not only look out for their own safety but the safety of their fellow students. We urge you to consider a few often-repeated important safety tips:

• Travel with others (especially at night);

• Remain alert to your surroundings;

• Walk in well-lit, heavily traveled areas; avoid alleyways and deserted areas (such as parking lots);

• Avoid using cellular telephones and other electronic devices which could divert your attention from your surroundings;

• Be cautious of strangers who approach you

We also urge you to review the safety advice provided on the University’s campus safety website ( Please make sure you have an immediate way to contact the Boston University Police by programming our emergency number (617-353-2121) into your smartphone, and take the time to review the news section on the homepage of the Boston University Police website each week. I recommend you download to your mobile device a free app called “BU Mobile” that contains emergency buttons for calling and texting the BU Police as well as a directory, calendar, course listings, maps, and real time monitoring of the BU shuttle bus service.

The continued diligent efforts of the BU Police along with our public safety partners in the surrounding communities, combined with your diligence, are vital to the collective safety of our community. I ask that you make your personal safety, the safety of your fellow students, and the security of your property, a high priority as we begin this new academic year.

Contact the Boston University Police Department (; 617-353-2110, text a tip: 847411 Keyword BU) with any questions or concerns.

Remember…if you see something, say something!

Thomas G. Robbins
Executive Director of Public Safety