The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences is hosting an Open House on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 3-6PM at Boston University School of Medicine, Room L-201.
The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences (MAMS) Program introduces students to a broad range of topics in the medical sciences while strengthening their academic credentials for admission to medical and other professional schools. It is a 32-credit program, with a required thesis, that can be completed in one or two calendar years. All coursework is taken in the first year but many student elect to use the second year to gain valuable research and volunteer experience at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center or off-campus.
Please RSVP to:
Dr. Gwynneth Offiner
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 4:00pm-6:00pm, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences, L-317, 72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118
Adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) are living longer than ever before, but aging and elderly women with ID face significant health disparities and other challenges. This population can sometimes be invisible. Growing Older, Growing Stronger is a photography exhibit featuring the work of aging women with ID. It was produced using Photo Voice, a participatory research technique where participants become co-researchers in the project and are given cameras and asked to document their worlds. This exhibit of co-researcher photography explores themes of community inclusion, belonging, relationships, loss and joy, as documented by the artist co-researchers. This project is part of GMS’s Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice master’s student Nechama Greenwood’s thesis work researching aging with ID. Co-researcher artists will be on hand to answer questions and light refreshments will be served.
Now available Boston Symphony Orchestra College Cards. Stop by the GMS Office, L315 (Evans 8 while under renovation ), to pick one up. Cards are limited to one per person, first come, first serve.
Register your College Card on the BSO’s website to find out what performances are available, as well as to sign up to receive e-mail alerts when new performances are added.
Featuring: Anne Copeland, PhD
Founder and Executive Director, the Interchange Institute
Tuesday, June 19 │3:30 – 5:00 pm │Wilkins Boardroom 120 Evans, 72 East Concord St.
Today’s university is a mini-United Nations. The most productive labs, departments and work groups are the ones that understand the cultural values that affect relationships, communication style and scientific reasoning, and whose members share the ability to recognize and adapt to these differences. When everyone on a team – Americans and internationals alike – shares an understanding of these cultural dimensions and a vocabulary for discussing them in a neutral, balanced way, they can proceed to their shared core work more quickly and productively. In this workshop, we will briefly review the international research on cultural values that affect work assumptions and relationships, and differences in scientific reasoning approaches that affect collaborations in multicultural teams. We will look at core cultural values in communication style and work relationships, including relationships between lab directors and staff, decision-making, work commitment, and other topics suggested by attendees.
Open to all postdocs, PhD students, faculty, and staff
To register: email Yolanta@bu.edu
April 16th is Patriots day and GMS classes are suspended.
Chemist and filmmaker Valerie Weiss, PhD will be on the Medical Campus Thursday, April 5, from 2-3 p.m. in room L-112, BUSM Instructional Building, to talk about her film, Losing Control. She will discuss how she transitioned from a successful career in science to filmmaking. All students, faculty and staff are invited to this seminar. Dr. Weiss will show the film trailer and several clips from the film.
Losing Control, her first feature film, is a romantic comedy based on her experience in a Harvard University lab, filmed in Cambridge and Boston. It is being shown at the Kendall Square Cinema this Friday, April 6. She will be available at the screening for Q&A.
So take a break from studying or work, learn how she transitioned from science to film; how being a scientist prepared her well for her career as a filmmaker, a career in which she wears many hats, entrepreneur, creator, fundraiser, manager, promoter; and why she thinks science is a great springboard to many careers.
There is more information about the film at http://coveringmedia.com/movie/2012/03/losing-control.html
For more information contact Yolanta@bu.edu
All students, faculty and staff on the BU Medical Campus are encouraged to submit artwork of any medium to the 22nd annual Boston University Medical School gallery for the arts. “Art Days” was begun by former Dean Chobanian to foster the support and growth of the creative arts at BUMC. It has been very successful and has shown work from students, faculty and staff and family members. The exhibition is mounted by the Creative Arts Society. For more information please see Art Day 2012.
Recruitment season at the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences continues through the winter and spring with many programs offering rolling admissions. Take at look at the Top 10 Reasons To Come to GMS here at BU School of Medicine. Our PhD students gain valuable research, mentorship and professionalism skills including the opportunity to publish. Check out their publications for 2011 . To learn more about our MA/MS programs take a quick GMS Video Tour or check out the MA in Medical Sciences program.
For more information contact the program directly or complete the inquiry form. Our staff is helpful, dedicated and resourceful. Also, don’t forget, many of our programs offer open houses, webinars or campus visits throughout the year.
GMS: What We’re Made Of
|Size||900 Graduate Students|
|Time To Degree||M.A./M.S. (1-2 years); Ph.D. (4-6 years)|
|Outcome||M.A., M.S., Ph.D.|
|Faculty||Enthusiastic, Collaborative, Multidisciplinary, Committed|
|Mentorship & Professional Development||Journal clubs, Conferences, Travel Awards, Fair Expectations, OneBU Access to Courses|
|Research Opportunities||Interdisciplinary, Translational, Entrepreneurial, State-of-the-Art|
|Career Paths||Academia, Biotechnology, Consulting, Government, Law, Pharma, Regulatory Affairs|
|Graduate Community||Graduate Medical Sciences Student Organization|
|Boston, Massachusetts||World-class city of unique neighborhoods, historic, multicultural, vibrant, artistic, recreational, student-oriented|
Ph.D. Degree Programs
|Interdisciplinary Training||Departments||Umbrella Programs|
|Behavioral Neuroscience||Anatomy and Neurobiology||Graduate Program for Neuroscience|
|Biomedical Neuroscience||Biochemistry||Cell and Molecular Biology
|Genetics and Genomics||Oral Biology|
|Immunology Training Program||Pathology & Laboratory Medicine|
|Nutrition & Metabolism||Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics|
Thursday December 15th from 3-5pm;
Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union.
Shuttle buses will leave the Medical Campus at 2:30 and 3:30 and return from the George Sherman Un oin at 4:15 and 5:15. For more information visit www.bu.edu/evcon
Seminar January 26th at 12:00 noon in L211/213. Speakers Suzanne Christopher, PhD, Professor of Community Health, Montana State University and Alma Knows His Gun McCormick, Apsáalooke Nation.
Lunch provided. For more information see flyer or contact the GMS office, Ms Kayleigh Klegraefe at 617-638-5138.