What Makes a Positive Learning Environment?

  • Students feel well supported
  • Students are able to learn in the environment they’re in
  • Students receive support with outside factors are that could impact their learning experience issues (e.g., health issues, family emergencies)
  • Learning spaces are physically/emotionally safe
  • The learning environment is inclusive and respectful of our diverse learner population
  • All individuals (students, faculty, and staff) within the learning environment are professional and respectful of one another
  • Students have a feeling of wellbeing and the overall ability to feel successful and well while immersed in the environment
  • Students have time for physical and mental maintenance (e.g., medical appointments, time for self-care)

      Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is committed to providing a work and educational environment that is conducive to teaching and learning, research, the practice of medicine and patient care.  This includes a shared commitment among all members of the School’s community to respect each person’s worth and dignity, and to contribute to a positive learning environment where medical students are enabled and encouraged to excel.