Diversity & Inclusion

Providing an equitable education, one student at a time.

Diversity and equity are essential to the development of future leaders in healthcare and research; they enrich intellectual development, academic discourse, patient care, and research. That is why our office commits to developing innovative programs that educate, recruit, and retain a diverse, multicultural community of faculty, students, staff, and trainees.

BUSM has been committed to inclusion and diversity since our founding—both at the school and through our community outreach. Created by a merger of Boston University and the New England Female Medical College in 1873, we were the first coeducational medical school in the nation. Our alumni include the first black female physician and the first Native American physician. It’s more than just talk for us. Recruiting and retaining a heterogeneous student body and faculty are a priority. We firmly believe in diversity of culture, race, and gender—and also ideas, solutions, and perspectives as critical components of achieving excellence at BUSM.

Sheila Chapman, MD, Receives BUSM Faculty Diversity Award

Sheila Chapman, MD, is the recipient of the inaugural BUSM Faculty Diversity Award by the BUSM Awards Committee.

The award will be presented annually to faculty who have done an extraordinary job at addressing and improving diversity and a culture of inclusion throughout the School, specifically by demonstrating an impact on recruitment of students, staff and faculty; mentorship and sponsorship of underrepresented faculty, staff, students and student groups; and creating or running programs designed to improve DEI.

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How to Get Promoted and CV Review

Faculty Affairs Office

Thursday, June 16

3-5 p.m.

Virtual: Register Here


Please submit your CV to busmfao@bu.edu by Friday, June 3.

When you register for the workshop, a survey link will be emailed to you. Please complete the survey prior to the workshop on June 16.



Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds - Nathan Olszewski, MD

Day: Wednesday Oct 5th Time: 6:15am - 7:15am Zoom

Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology Seminar Series (Hybrid)

Day: Wednesday Oct 5th Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm EBRC - Evans Biomedical Research Center (X) X-222

FDD Seminar-DEIA Panel: Who can say they do ‘diversity work’

Day: Thursday Oct 6th Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Registration Link: https://bostonu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrc-Grqz0sG9I6oi3eaVgedibyvZPHZVR9

Addiction Fellow Didactic: NOWS with Elisha Wachman

Day: Thursday Oct 6th Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Crosstown 2128 or Zoom

Introduction to the Dimensions Database

Day: Thursday Oct 6th Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm Virtual

Inaugural Aging Research Symposium

Day: Thursday Oct 6th Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Instructional Building (L) Hiebert Lounge

Statistical Genetics Seminar (Hybrid)

Day: Friday Oct 7th Time: 9:30am - 10:30am CT-305

Biochemistry Seminar Series: Brent Cochran, PhD

Day: Monday Oct 10th Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Silvio O. Conte Medical Research Building (K) K103