About the Department


Welcome to the Department of Medicine at Boston University Medical Center

We appreciate your interest in learning more about us. The Boston University Medical Campus contains the Boston Medical Center, and Boston University Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Dentistry. The Department of Medicine is affiliated with our two principal teaching hospitals, Boston Medical Center and the Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Goals of the Department of Medicine

The faculty of the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine are unified by an unflinching commitment to excellence, professionalism, service, and discovery. We believe that our success as a department is dependent upon exceptional achievement in each of our core missions of research, clinical care, and education.

In order to continue our leadership role as one of the country’s leading research-intensive Departments of Medicine, we expect to:

♦ Expect, support and reward both high aspiration and exceptional achievement;

♦ Vigorously support a departmental community characterized by curiosity; collegiality, openness, mutual respect, diversity, integrity, generosity, and  service;

♦ Provide sustained and meaningful mentorship;

♦ Seek continuously higher achievement relative to historical and external benchmarks with a particular aversion to complacency;

♦ Be attentive to the special obligation and honor in providing exemplary care for all members of the community, especially our underserved patient population;

♦ Create discoveries that inspire our peers, establish new paradigms for future discovery, and ultimately improve the health of individuals and populations of patients;

♦ Establish and continuously refine new models for achieving excellence by working across disciplines in our research, education, and clinical programs;

♦ Develop responsive, supportive and challenging educational programs that enable our trainees and faculty to acquire outstanding, broad-based competencies;

♦ Create policies and operations characterized by effectiveness, efficiency, integrity, equity, responsiveness, and value to patients, internal stakeholders, regulatory agencies and our institutional affiliates.

Ultimately, we seek to be a department that leads through the impact of our work, the generosity of our actions, the example we provide, and the value we bring to our profession and to the public.

We appreciate your interest and hope you will contact us if we can provide any additional information about Boston University’s Department of Medicine.

Coleman_David-54-2-5x3-5-crpDavid L Coleman, M.D.
Wade Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine







Updated June 2015