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
Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine Webinar: September 16th and October 24th
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.
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.
Boston University Office of the Executive Director of Public Safety
Campus Safety Message
September 2, 2014
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff of Boston University:
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 (www.bu.edu/safety). 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org; 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
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.
Registration for fall is ongoing for continuing students. Please see the summer registration page.
Thank you for your interest in the Summer Training as Research Scholars Program. STaRS is a dynamic and focused program that is designed specifically for the enhancement of skills required for successful entrance and completion of a graduate program or an MD/PhD program in the biomedical sciences. STaRS is designed to promote access to graduate education for talented undergraduates from minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences: African-American, Hispanic, Native American/Native Alaskan, and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian.
Application Opens November 1, 2013. Apply Now!
Deadline: February 15, 2014
GMS is involved in many open houses, graduate fairs and online sessions throughout the fall for propective applicants. Please check our schedule here or on individual program websites.