Category: Prospective Student

GMS Blood Drive November 3

October 27th, 2015 in test

Join the GMSSO on Tuesday, November 3 from 11am-4pm at the American Red Cross Bus in front of the Medical School to donate.

Blood Drive

BUMC Annual Toothbrush Sale November 9th and 10th: Room L-107

October 22nd, 2015 in test

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BU Graduate Open House October 23rd

October 15th, 2015 in test

BU Graduate and Professional School Open House
Friday, October 23, 2015
1:30pm – 4:30pm

Graduate Student Panel
3:00pm – 4:00pm

George Sherman Union
Metcalf Hall (2nd floor)

Please join the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and the Boston University Graduate Community for an open house on Charles River Campus. Please see the event website for more details and to register to win a prize!

GMS Staff-Sponsored Student Snack Break November 10

October 1st, 2015 in test

Stop by L-311 on 10/26 from 12:30-3:30 and 11/10 from 12:30-3:30PM!

GMS Fall Snack Time

Upcoming Professional Development Events

September 30th, 2015 in test

Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training

Professional Development Through the Post Doc Office

Last BUMC Flu Clinic! 10/21

September 16th, 2015 in test


Friday 10/9  11:00am-3:00pm, 14th fl. Hiebert Lounge

Friday 10/16  8:30am – 12:30pm, 14th fl. Hiebert Lounge

Wednesday 10/21  6:30pm – 8:30pm, 14th fl. Hiebert Lounge

Please bring your BU ID with you.


  • Acceptable medical exemptions include a documented adverse reaction to the flu vaccine, a documented allergy to a vaccine component, or a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome within six (6) weeks after previous dose of flu vaccine
  • You must provide documentation from a medical provider that explains why you cannot receive the vaccine and submit directly to Student Health Services.
  • If you obtain a medical exemption, you may be required to wear a surgical mask on all Boston Medical Center (BMC) property (including cafeterias) during flu season.


  • If you have BU Aetna Student Health Insurance, the shot is free of charge.
  • If you have another type of insurance, a $38 charge will appear on your student account.  Student Health Services will provide you with a receipt which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.


  • Proof of flu vaccination obtained outside of SHS must be submitted to SHS.
  • Make a copy of the proof for your own records.
  • Original can be mailed, faxed, or hand delivered to Student Health Services or presented to SHS staff at one of the flu shot clinics. Please DO NOT email, as this is protected health information.

o        BU Student Health Services, Fax: 617-353-3557

Campus Safety Message

September 15th, 2015 in test

Message from Thomas G. Robbins, Executive Director of Public Safety


Students, Faculty and Staff of Boston University:                                                                                                                   September 4, 2015

Welcome back!

I hope that you 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, enforce laws regarding public peace and possession of alcohol and drugs, and to ensure that individuals who present a danger to others are dealt with, swiftly and appropriately. The Boston Police, Brookline Police and Boston University Police departments will share information and collaborate to assess, investigate, and address any public safety issues.

Additional police presence is certainly helpful in crime prevention and increased safety for the community, but each of us shares responsibility in this effort. Student safety also depends on being self-aware and safety conscious as individuals. We urge you to consider a few often-repeated important messages:


  • 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;
  • Never leave your personal property unattended in public places such as libraries, dining halls and student centers;
  • Never leave beverages unattended in public places or parties and only accept beverages in unopened cans and bottles


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. You can also download the free “BU Mobile” app to your smartphone with a “Call BUPD” and “Text BUPD” buttons that provide direct access to the BUPD in an emergency

Additional police patrols, combined with your diligence, are vital to the collective safety for our entire community. I ask that you make your personal safety, and the security of your property, a high priority as we begin this new academic year.

Some of you will traverse our community by bicycle.  Please remember to follow the rules of the road such as stopping at red lights and signaling for turns.  Your safety is paramount and wearing a helmet is very important.  If you travel at night wear reflective clothing and lights.  Make sure you purchase a good lock such as a u lock to help prevent against theft.  For more information download the BU Bike Kit APP on your phone and go to our BU Bike Safety page:

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!


South End Fitness Reopens

August 20th, 2015 in test

South End Fitness Center Reopens 

The South End Fitness Center (SEFC) has reopened! SEFC members have access to daily-use rental lockers, as well as validated parking at the garage, with the first two hours free. Members whose contracts were affected by the Oct. 8 closure and who have not already requested refunds will have their memberships extended for the amount of days that were missed. See an SEFC staff member for additional information. Click here for more information about SEFC or call at (617) 534-5822.

Happy 4th! Classes suspended 7/3

June 26th, 2015 in test

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.

BU’s BEST Q&A with NIH: June 1

May 28th, 2015 in test

Q&A with NIH

Starts: 2:15 pm on Monday, June 1, 2015
Ends: 3:15 pm on Monday, June 1, 2015
Location: L112 on the MED campus

Have you ever wondered what government jobs are available for biomedical PhDs? Drs. Labosky and Hall, from the National Institutes of Health, will be on the MED campus on June 1, 2015 to answer that question–and many more! Patricia Labosky, PhD, Program Leader, Office of Strategic Coordination, Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Director, NIH Alison Hall, PhD, Acting Director of the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH Please join us on June 1st, from 2:15pm-3:15pm on the Medical Campus in room L112. Refreshments provided starting at 2pm! RSVP at BU Best.