GMS wishes you a safe and enjoyable
Independence Day weekend!
The last day of Summer I classes is Friday, June 26th and Summer II begins on Monday, June 29th. Classes are suspended on Friday, July 3rd to observe the 4th of July holiday.
Boston University announces the expansion of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs across both the Medical Campus and Charles River Campus under the appointment of new Director, Dr. Sarah Hokanson. This expansion will provide services and programming for all postdocs at the university and these resources can be found on the newly launched website. Read more about Dr. Hokanson and what’s to come for postdocs in an article by BU Today.
Charles River Campus
Office of the Provost
One Silber Way, Room 909 (Research Suite)
Boston, MA 02215
Graduate Medical Sciences
72 E. Concord St, room L-317G
Boston, MA 02118
Congratulations GMS Class of 2015!
Dr. Linda Hyman, Associate Provost of GMS opened the commencement, “Today is a day of traditions: the organ, the processional, the gathering of your mentors, friends and family. Today is a very special day. The traditions of today are important. They help us connect the dots, punctuating milestones in our lives.” Read more.
The Boston University Graduate Research Symposium was held on March 31, 2015. Over the past two decades, this event honors and celebrates the research accomplishments of our graduate students and we are proud to announce that the School of Medicine winners of the 2015 Graduate Research Symposium are:
Philip Montenigro for his abstract entitled “Beta-amyloid in chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Alzheimer’s disease, and normal aging: evidence for non-overlapping etiologies”. Philip’s advisor is Dr. Thor Stein.
Alexander Hua for his abstract entitled “Control of Pancreatic Cancer through PPAR-alpha”. Alexander’s advisor is Dr. Simon Levy.
We want to extend our congratulations to the winners as well as to their advisors! We also want to congratulate each and every participant, ALL of whom received high scores for their presentations. It was a great day for BUSM!
We also want to offer a very special thank you to all of the judges who took time out of their busy schedules to participate.
The Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MAMS) program is one of the oldest and most successful special Master’s programs in the United States. Since it began in 1985, MAMS has selectively identified students who are both driven and dedicated to pursuing a career in medicine. The program has been largely successful in helping over 2,000 students gain admission to US medical schools. Learn more.
Hear from current students and graduates on how the Master’s in Medical Sciences Program (MAMS) prepared them for medical school admission and how it helped shape their career goals in medicine.
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.
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
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.
Bioimaging: All begin at 12:30pm at 650 Albany Street, Room X140.
Biomedical Forensic Sciences: All begin at 1:00pm at 72 East Concord Street, Room R806.
November 10th (4-5pm)
Admissions | Financial Assistance | Housing | Student Life
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.