Emergency BU Alert BU Medical Campus OPEN Jan. 28, 2015 Boston University Medical Campus will be open Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. BUSM classes will be held as scheduled. Staff should check with their managers regarding work schedules. Medical, PA and GMS students who are assigned to inpatient services or clinics are expected to be present, if possible. Students who are assigned to outpatient services should check with their course director or the policy at the clinical site. GMS classes are canceled. Staff should check with their manager regarding their work schedules. The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine will follow normal school hours. All Patient Treatment Centers will be open for patient care and all classes will be held as scheduled. BU School of Public Health classes are canceled; SPH non-essential staff may telecommute. Employees who are part of the BUMC parking program should park in your assigned lot or garage. The Boston parking ban is still in effect. For updated information, please call the weather/emergency hotline at 617-638-6886 or visit the BU Emergency Communications website at http://www.bu.edu/ehs/comm/

Early Medical School Selection Program

EMSSP Students Summer 2005
EMSSP Students Summer 2006

The Early Medical School Selection Program (EMSSP) is a partnership between BUSM and 14 undergraduate colleges that emphasizes early admissions and curriculum coordination. This partnership includes BUSM, Boston University undergraduate college, and ten historically black institutions:

    Clark/Atlanta University,
    Morehouse College,
    Spelman College,
    Hampton University,
    The University of the Virgin Islands,
    North Carolina Central University,
    Morgan State University,
    Dillard University,
    Tougaloo College and
    Virginia Union University.

In addition,
    Pembroke State University in North Carolina, (with a significant American Indian enrollment),
    University of the Incarnate Word in Texas, and the
    University of Texas at El Paso, two schools with a significant Mexican-American enrollment, are also part of the consortium.

During the summers between their sophomore and junior years and their junior and senior years in college, the students accepted into this program attend Boston University Summer School and take undergraduate courses for credit toward their bachelors’ degree. In addition they receive instruction in time management, study skills, medical terminology, biochemistry, MCAT preparation and a seminar entitled Race, Ethnicity and Health. Each student is assigned to a physician mentor whom they shadow during their two six week summer sessions in Boston to see first hand the practice of medicine and the life of a physician. During their senior undergraduate year, the students attend Boston University and are enrolled in both undergraduate and medical school courses for which they receive dual credit. This program provides an early and more gradual transition into the medical school curriculum through provisional acceptance into medical school at the completion of only two years of undergraduate study. This program has been hailed by the AAMC as an example of the kind of efforts that medical schools can make to increase minority enrollment. Currently, one-half of the underrepresented minority students entering the first year class at BUSM come from this program.