BUSM is located on the Boston University Medical Campus in the South End neighborhood of Boston. The campus is also home to Boston Medical Center, and BU’s Division of Graduate Medical Sciences, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and the School of Public Health. Take a click through the slideshows to get a feel for our campus.
BUSM Instructional Building
The BUSM instructional building is situated in the center of campus. It houses lecture halls, the library, study areas and lounges, student labs and administrative offices.
BUSM is situated on the Boston University Medical Campus in Boston's South End neighborhood.
Outside, is the Talbot Green.
Classrooms, Labs and Lounges:
In addition to small classrooms and meeting rooms, the school has many auditoriums for large lectures and talks. Keefer is used for basic science courses and clinical conferences during third and fourth year rotations.
Located on the top floor of the instructional building, Hiebert hosts student luncheon and dinner meetings, special events, as well as space for studying.
View from Hiebert
The lounge also boasts one of the best views of Boston.
Alumni Medical Library
The Library provides study space as well as access to thousands of standard print and full-text electronic journal subscriptions.
Gross Anatomy Lab
You will become very familiar with this space during your first semester.
Play hard, study hard
There's more to medical school than studying. It's important to find balance.
And your education begins...
The White Coat Ceremony kicks off your medical education at BUSM.
Time with friends
Relaxing on Talbot Green at the center of the Medical Campus.
Want to build a snowman?
We enjoy all four seasons! Frisbee, football, volleyball and building snowmen are some of the popular activities held on Talbot Green.
Celebrate residency news
Match Day is when you find out where you will spend your residency.
Living on Campus:
Medical Student Residence
On-campus housing is available to the entering class (prior to April 30). Students may rent a bedroom in one of 104 two-bedroom apartments with shared kitchen and bathroom.
Located at the western edge of the medical campus, it is a short walk from the core educational facilities of the School of Medicine.
Apartments come partially furnished including double beds, bureaus, desks and chairs.
Amenities make life easier
There's a lounge, exercise room (the Fitness and Recreation Center on the Charles River Campus is also available to BUSM students), laundry facilities, a/c, high speed internet and basic cable service.
Campus Clinical and Research Facilities:
Boston Medical Center (BMC), Newton Pavillion
BMC is the principal teaching hospital of Boston University School of Medicine. It is a 547-bed primary, secondary, and tertiary care facility, serving Boston.
BMC Menino Pavillion
This is the newest in-patient facility in Boston and is named after former Mayor Thomas Menino in recognition of his support for BMC as the foundation of the city’s health care system.
Direct patient care experience is supplemented with simulation technology in all four years of the curriculum. In first and second year, students spend about one day a week in a clinical setting, learning interviewing skills, physical diagnosis, and how to interact with patients.
Research at BUSM
Boston University is among the top schools for NIH funding, and there are many opportunities for students to become involved in bench, clinical, epidemiologic or health services research.
BUSM is a very large research institution, ranking among the top U.S. medical schools for externally funded research. BioSquare brings together academic and industry partners.
National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL)
Designed to anticipate the research needs of investigators over the next 20 years, the lab may provide an opportunity for students to engage in cutting-edge research into diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines for emerging infections.
Dr. Robert Witzburg, Dean of Admissions and professor of medicine and health services, welcomes the country’s top medical students and is committed to ensuring that the BUSM experience produces superior physicians. Please read Dr. Witzburg’s welcome letter for a more personalized greeting.
The Office of Admissions is dedicated to making the transition to the School of Medicine as smooth and flawless as possible. Applicants should feel free to contact the Office of Admissions directly at 617-638-4630 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From first-year orientation to graduation and beyond, the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) supports students in all aspects of student life. The OSA offers tutoring and study skills workshops, helps facilitate student activities, provides academic advising and mentoring through the Academies of Advisors, and administers several enrichment programs, such as medical Spanish courses and a summer research program. This office also coordinates application to residency programs for fourth year students. The OSA deans and staff strive to make the student experience at BUSM as rewarding as possible to ensure student satisfaction and success.