Interactions Among Students
- BUSM is known for the very warm and collegial relationships that are established among students. The classes are very diverse and students generally place great value on the opportunity to meet and work with people of so many backgrounds. Orientation week at the start of the first year gives students ample opportunity to develop friendships and establish study groups.
- The curriculum incorporates many opportunities for working teams and study groups. This approach is specifically encouraged by the faculty as it is a prelude to the collaborative nature of the modern practice of medicine.
- Most students take advantage of a few of the many clubs, interest groups, and community service activities, cementing students relationships outside the classroom.
- Virtually all students had other opportunities that they declined in order to choose BUSM. They are in the class by choice and are fully engaged, both personally and professionally.
Faculty Student Interactions
- Strong and collegial relationships between faculty and students are a high priority throughout the entire 4 years of the program. Both the clinical and the basic science faculty are involved in advising and mentoring activities, allowing substantial interactions with students outside of the structured environment of the classroom or the clinical service.
- There are multiple social and networking activities throughout the year for students and faculty to connect.
- Each student is a member of an Advising Network composed of a Core Advisor, Field Specific Advisor and Peer Advisor. These groups participate in an ongoing series of activities, both on-campus and in faculty homes.
- In addition to formal advisors, students often identify faculty mentors with whom they conduct research, undertake projects and rely on for support.
BU Medical Campus: A Slide Show
Classrooms, Labs and Lounges:
Living on Campus:
Campus Clinical and Research Facilities:
Living in Boston
The Boston University Medical Campus is located in the Boston’s South End, a historic neighborhood famous for its elegant Victorian brownstones and vibrant community, surrounded by shops, restaurants, nightlife and a thriving arts community.
Our neighborhood is central in Boston, a city known as one of America’s most walkable cities. There are endless opportunities to explore our exciting city, in addition to the nearby ocean and mountains while a graduate student at BUSM.
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Useful Boston Links:
- Boston Sports
- Arts & Entertainment in Boston
- Boston Symphony Orchestra College Card
- Boston Events