Medical Education Committee

The purpose of this site is to facilitate communication among the MEC and its subcommittees and working groups. It is designed to provide documentation of their meetings as well as support materials and resources compiled to help all parties involved achieve their end goals.

For meeting schedules,click Committee Meeting Schedules

The following diagram currently maps the MEC and its standing subcommittees.


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The acronym BU CARES stands for the BUSM education program’s seven fundamental objectives, which describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that every graduate should possess. The principles behind BU CARES guide the management of the curriculum, inform student assessments, and form the basis of all course and clerkship learning objectives.

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BU CARES Info Sheet

The BU CARES Institutional Learning Objectives
(The linked ACGME competencies are in parenthesis)

The BUSM Graduate:

Behaves in a caring, compassionate and sensitive manner toward patients and colleagues of all cultures and backgrounds. (Patient Care and Professionalism)

Uses the science of normal and abnormal states of health to prevent disease, to recognize and diagnose illness and to provide an appropriate level of care (Medical Knowledge; Patient Care)

Communicates with colleagues and patients to ensure effective interprofessional medical care (Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Patient Care)

Acts in accordance with the highest ethical standards of medical practice (Professionalism)

Reviews and critically appraises biomedical literature and evidence for the purpose of ongoing improvement of the practice of medicine (Practice-based learning and Improvement, Medical Knowledge)

Exhibits commitment and aptitude for life-long learning and continuing improvement as a physician (Practice-based Learning)

Supports optimal patient care through identifying and using resources of the health care system (Systems-based Practice; Patient Care)