MD & MD-PhD Entering Students

Admissions Office Staff is primarily remote.  We are available by email or phone 617-358-9540.  Hours 9:00AM – 4:00PM EST.

Welcome to Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine!

We know you are as excited to join our community as we are to have you! Check out the information below which contains required forms and information for entering students. You will find links to housing, health and emergency contact forms, computer requirements, and much more. This information will help you meet the Compliance Requirements for Registration of Medical Students before the first day of class August 5, 2024.

Return to this page for updates between now and day one!

Connect with Class of 2028:  GroupMe

First Year Pre-Orientation & White Coat Requirements (click here)

Medical Equipment Order Form

Welch Allyn Diagnostic Set Options: Standard Upgrade
71-SM2CXX Classic Diagnostic Set w/NiCad Power Handle
Coaxial Ophthalmoscope, MacroView Otoscope, NiCad Power Handle, Hard Case for Set, LED Bulbs
71-SM2LXU Smart Diagnostic Set w/Lithium-Ion Power Handle
Coaxial Ophthalmoscope, MacroView Otoscope, Lithium-Ion Power Handle, Mini USB Charger Hard Case for Set, LED Bulbs
71-PM3LXE + Coaxial – PanOptic PLUS Diagnostic Set w/Lithium-Ion PLUS Power Handle
PanOptic PLUS Ophthalmoscope, Coaxial Ophthalmoscope, MacroView PLUS Otoscope, Lithium-Ion Power Handle, iExaminer phone bracket, LED Bulbs
3M Littmann Cardiology IV Diagnostic Stethoscopes:    
Stainless Steel Cardiology IV Stethoscopes $0.00  
Special Finish Cardiology IV Stethoscopes   $24.00
Mirror Finish Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscopes   $39.00

Finalizing with Admissions

    These items are required by Admissions to matriculate:

    1. Pay Tuition Deposit of $500 by July 1 through the Supplemental Application (Pathways and MD-PhDs are NOT required to make a tuition deposit)
    2. Complete Technical Standards Form (link in Alerts! Chobanian & Avedisian SOM Supplemental Application)
    3. Send Final Official Transcript to Office of Admissions (SMEDs exempt from this requirement) (AMCAS does not provide this to us). Transcripts must be sent directly from your institution to Chobanian & Avedisian SOM and contain degree earned and date earned. They may be mailed to the address above, or securely emailed to
    4. Complete Certiphi Criminal Background Check (email will be sent to accepted applicants from Certiphi)

    Phone:  617-358-9540  Email:


    April 30:  Select Plan to Enroll at AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool

    July 1:  Select Commit to Enroll at AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool

    BUMC Financial Services

    Entering students interested in applying for Need Based financial aid are strongly encouraged to start the process early. Details may be found here.

    Contact Boston University Medical Campus Student Financial Services for details about Medical School tuition and fees, to discuss financing options and initiate the loan application process.

    Phone:  617-358-6550  Email:

    Tuition & Billing Questions

    M1s are considered new graduate students, your payment deadline is in mid-September. Visit Student Accounting Services to verify the fall billing date and some other helpful info.

    Medical Student Residence and Off-Campus Housing

    Apply for the MSR by completing the Medical Student Residence Application starting in February.

    MSR specific questions, call BU Real Estate at (617) 353-4101 or email

    Students considering living in the MSR should familiarize themselves with School Residence Policy.

    Off-Campus Housing

    Boston University Medical Campus Housing Resources can provide additional information on other housing options in and around the Boston University Medical Campus.

    Health Insurance

    Massachusetts law requires all students who are enrolled in at least 75 percent of the full-time curriculum to have medical insurance. Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine automatically enrolled in an individual health plan. Additional information is outlined on the Chobanian & Avedisian SOM New Student Health Insurance information page.

    Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine values student wellness. A wide variety of health services are easily accessible to all medical students.

    International Students

    International entering students who require sponsorship by Boston University, must complete the International Student Data Form and submit the required supporting documentation to the Office of Admissions. Supporting documentation include, copy of passport photo page, copies of all of your immigration documents if you are currently in the U.S., and proof of financial resources. Details may be found on the ISSO Graduate and Non-Degree Students page. I-20 processing begins 90 days before the first day of class. We STRONGLY suggest you submit your documentation to the School prior to that so that your forms may be placed in the processing queue. I-20s will be delivered to you via Federal Express to the address provided on the International Student Data Form.

    Permanent Residents are asked to submit a copy of your Permanent Resident Card “Green Card” either via email or by uploading to your supplemental application.

    If your immigration status has changed since your application to the School, we request you submit copies of your new status documentation.

    The International Students & Scholars Office has provided comprehensive advice on how to make the immigration process as seamless as possible.

    BU Student Link

    The BU Student Link provides direct access to public and personal academic, financial, and institutional data maintained in the University’s central computer system.

    In the spring, you will receive an email with information on how to set up your Boston University email account and password, and this login information will also be used to access the Student Link. This login must be set up before you attend Orientation. If you are unable to set up your BU email address or still have questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 617-358-9540 or

    BU Identification Card (Terrier Card)

    All Chobanian & Avedisian SOM students are issued a Terrier Card with an assigned University I.D. number that will be used for all University records including registration, class adjustments, and access to the telephone information system.

    You will be asked to upload a picture of yourself to the Student Link to be used as your BUMC ID photo. Terrier Card Photo Upload Guidelines

    Trouble uploading your photo?  Send photo in JPEG format with BU ID to and they will upload it for you.

    ID cards are printed prior to your arrival and distributed to you during Orientation or MSR move-in (for those living in the Medical Student Residence).

    BU Alert System

    All students must provide Boston University with their appropriate emergency contact information before registering for classes. In the event of a campus emergency, this information will be used to notify students. Once you have a BU account, you may update your contact information on the Student Link. To learn more about this notification system, visit BU Alert.


    Chobanian & Avedisian SOM Laptop and Tablet Requirements

    Incoming students should review the School Laptop and Tablet Requirements.


    Chobanian & Avedisian SOM Merchandise

    School Merchandise is available at Barnes & Noble @ Boston University.


    Parking & Public Transit

    Students interested in using public transportation are encouraged to review discount passes offered through BUMC Parking & Transportation Services  or at visit their  office @ 710 Albany St. (Hours: 9am-5pm).  The Transcomm office can also assist those interested in purchasing a parking pass.


    Other Resources:  Boston University Graduate Education