Who are my Advisors?
As you’ll discover on this page, every BUSM student is assigned a team of advisors to guide them on their journey through medical school. Unsure who serves as your advisor? Then check out the below rosters:
Student Affairs Deans are available to help you, providing mentorship and guidance in the professional and personal aspects of your medical education and career development.
Core Advisors (AMEs)
The Academy of Medical Educators (AMEs) are clinically active faculty members who teach doctoring to a cohort of students and serve as their advisor. All students are assigned to an AME throughout their time in medical school. AMEs do not evaluate their students. The AME assigned to a first-year student is referred to as a Core Advisor.
AMEs also facilitate the M1 and M2 doctoring course, a strategy that fosters relationship building early on between students and clinically-active faculty advisors. In addition to regularly scheduled small group discussions, the AME provides advice and support to students, helping them network, navigate problems, identify additional faculty mentors, research projects, summer plans, and general career advice.
These AMEs, from many medical specialties, serve as resources for students to obtain both academic, personal, and career advice. In addition to the weekly doctoring sessions, the advisor meets each advisee individually at least once a semester, to discuss their transition and progress in school, summer plans, and review the student’s e-Portfolio. AMEs also have group meals once a semester open to all of their advisees, to foster relationships and informal peer mentoring among the classes.
FSAs are an important part of your career development and education, and serve as a resource to help guide an mentor you through the residency selection and application process.
Students who are committed to student leadership and who show strong commitment to helping new students make the transition from undergraduates to informed, successful medical students.