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BUSM Winners of the 2015 Graduate Research Symposium

April 30th, 2015 in General News, Homepage

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:

grad symposium winnersPhilip 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.  

GMS Table Talk & Coffee Hour: Mondays

January 9th, 2015 in General News, Homepage, Postdocs

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Learn About the MS in Medical Sciences Program -View Video

December 5th, 2014 in Homepage

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.

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.

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

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Bioimaging: All begin at 12:30pm at 650 Albany Street, Room X140.
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Biomedical Forensic Sciences: All begin at 1:00pm at 72 East Concord Street, Room R806.
October 31st
November 10th (4-5pm)
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Visit the New L-11 Testing Center!

August 25th, 2014 in Homepage

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

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.

Incoming MA, MS and PhD Students Orientation August 28-29

August 25th, 2014 in Homepage

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.

2014 Fall Registration

March 25th, 2014 in Academics, Homepage

Registration for fall is ongoing  for continuing students.  Please see the summer registration page.

STaRS Application Now Open

November 1st, 2013 in General News, Homepage, Prospective Student, Research

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.

For more information please visit our website or contact

Application Opens November 1, 2013. Apply Now!

Deadline: February 15, 2014

Prospective Student Information

September 26th, 2013 in Homepage, Prospective Student

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.