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.
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
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)
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.
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.