Spring 2024 Virtual Fair

Thank you for joining the fair on February 27th!  If you were unable to attend, all session recordings will be available on the site soon!

At the GMS Spring Virtual Fair, learn about the experience at Boston University Graduate Medical Sciences and what our masters programs have to offer.  You will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet program directors and administrators during their sessions
  • Learn about student life at GMS and living in Boston
  • Ask questions about admissions and financing their education

Schedule

Master’s Programs

Session Time (EST)
Anatomy & Neurobiology – Vesalius 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Biomedical Forensic Sciences 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Biomedical Research Technologies 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Clinical Research 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Forensic Anthropology 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Genetic Counseling 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Healthcare Emergency Management 11:30am – 12:00pm
Medical Sciences (MAMS) 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Nutrition & Metabolism 11:30am – 12:00pm
Oral Health Sciences 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Pathology Laboratory Sciences 11:30am – 12:00pm
Physician Assistant Program 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Physiology & Biophysics 12:30pm – 1:00pm

General Sessions

Session Time (EST)
Welcome // Intro to GMS & Boston // What Program is Right for You? 11:00am – 11:30am
Admissions Q&A (Session 1) 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Admissions Q&A (Session 2) 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Student Life / Community Catalyst Center (Session 1) 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Student Life / Community Catalyst Center (Session 2) 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Financing Your Education (Session 1) 11:30am – 12:00pm
Financing Your Education (Session 2) 12:30pm – 1:00pm

 

Session Details


11:00am

      • Welcome
        Presented by: Dr. C. James McKnight, Associate Provost & Dean, Graduate Medical Sciences
      • Intro to GMS & Boston // What Program Is Right For You?
        Presented by: Dr. Theresa Davies, Assistant Dean of Masters Programs

        We welcome everyone interested in our various Masters and PhD programs across BU’s Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS). Check out this session to get a quick overview of our programs and hear from our Assistant Dean of Masters Programs about how to determine which graduate program is right for you.

      11:30am

      • Healthcare Emergency Management
        Presented by: Patty Jones, Program Administrator

      The MS in Healthcare Emergency Management program prepares individuals to work across the spectrum of emergency and crisis management, with an emphasis on events related to the fields of biomedical sciences and healthcare. Check out the Healthcare Emergency Management Program to learn more!

      • Nutrition & Metabolism
        Presented by: Dr. Jude Deeney, Assistant Director

      The MS in Nutrition and Metabolism program is an interdisciplinary graduate program with the opportunity for students to carry out focused research in clinical, epidemiologic, or laboratory-based studies. It prepares students for future studies in medicine and dentistry, doctoral-level studies, and careers in scientific research. Check out the Nutrition & Metabolism Program to learn more!

      • Pathology Laboratory Sciences
        Presented by: Professor Elizabeth Duffy, Program Director

      The MS in Pathology Laboratory Sciences program offers a unique blend of comprehensive biomedical science education with pragmatic, hands-on skill acquisition in basic science and laboratory techniques of pathology and related disciplines. Graduates are prepared for future careers in academia, the biotech industry, the pharmaceutical industry, medical school, and PhD programs. Check out the Pathology Laboratory Sciences Program to learn more!

      • Financing Your Education 
        Presented by: Kathryn Moore, Assistant Director, Student Financial Services

      Financial Aid for graduate students is just a bit different than for undergrads, especially when it comes to scholarships, loans and more. Learn about your opportunities and ask all of your questions about financial aid. Check out the Financial Aid webpage to learn more!


      12:00pm

      • Admissions
        Presented by: Anne Buck, Academic Program Manager
        Mike Benac, Manager, Admissions

      The GMS Admissions Office will be there to provide a brief presentation on general admissions requirements for GMS followed by Q & A for program specific questions.  Stop by and get all your admission questions answered.

      • Biomedical Forensic Sciences
        Presented by: Professor Amy Brodeur, Associate Program Director
        Adam Hall, Assistant Professor

      The MS Biomedical Forensic Sciences trains students in the basic principles of forensic science with a strong biomedical and chemistry background, providing crucial expertise to forensic investigations. Graduates are prepared to pursue a variety of career options in crime laboratories, medical examiner offices, law enforcement agencies, scientific instrument companies and hospital or biotechnology laboratories. Check out the BMFS Program to learn more!

      • Oral Health Sciences
        Presented by: Dr. Theresa Davies, Program Director

      The MS in Oral Health Sciences program is a one-year credential-enhancing pre-dental master’s program. The mission is to prepare students as strong candidates for future admission to dental school Through academic and professional enrichment events, students are supported at all steps towards program completion and dental school admission. Check out the Oral Health Sciences Program to learn more!

      • Student Life and Community Catalyst Center (C3)
        Presented by: Kimberly Arena, Director of Graduate Affairs
        Sarah Rowan, GMS Public Relations Associate

      Hear from current students about life as a Graduate Medical Sciences student here on the BU Medical campus in the South End as well as in greater Boston, a vibrant city rich in history, art, sports, medicine and education. Check out our Student Life information to learn more!


      12:30pm

      • Physician Assistant Program
        Presented by: Dr. Susan White, Program Director

      The Boston University Physician Assistant program provides innovative education to students who will deliver exceptional care for a diverse population of patients, including those from vulnerable communities. We value professionalism and service, and strive to prepare our graduates to practice medicine as an ethical member of a patient-centered, inter-disciplinary health care team.

      • Physiology & Biophysics
        Presented by: Dr. Clint Makino, Associate Professor, Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics

      The Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is proud to offer extensive graduate programs that stresses broad laboratory training and original research performed under the direction of a faculty advisor. Research in the department encompasses many facets of structural biology, cell biology, molecular and cellular physiology, and molecular biophysics.  Check out the Physiology & Biophysics Program to learn more!

        • Financing Your Education
          Presented by: Kathryn Moore, Assistant Director, Student Financial Services

        Financial Aid for graduate students is just a bit different than for undergrads, especially when it comes to scholarships, loans and more. Learn about your opportunities and ask all of your questions about financial aid. Check out the Financial Aid webpage to learn more

        • Student Life and Community Catalyst Center (C3)
          Presented by: Kimberly Arena, Director of Graduate Affairs,
          Sarah Rowan, GMS Public Relations Associate

        Hear from current students about life as a Graduate Medical Sciences student here on the BU Medical campus in the South End as well as in greater Boston, a vibrant city rich in history, art, sports, medicine and education. Check out our Student Life information to learn more!


        1:00pm

        • Clinical Research
          Presented by: Dr. Janice Weinberg, Program Director

        The MS in Clinical Research prepares students to engage in the discovery, development, and application of knowledge as it pertains to all areas of clinical research.  Students demonstrate the ability to design, conduct and analyze research and clinical trials in a variety of healthcare and biomedical settings. Check out the Clinical Research Program to learn more!

        • Forensic Anthropology
          Presented by: Dr. Tara Moore, Program Director

        The MS in Forensic Anthropology trains students to apply the principles of anthropology, anatomy and osteology to establish biological profiles, excavation of remains, criminal casework and other scenarios with unidentified remains and are prepared for positions in state medical examiners offices, government or private crime laboratories, state or federal law enforcement agencies or academic settings. Check out the Forensic Anthropology Program to learn more!

          • Medical Sciences (MAMS)
            Presented by: Devin Weaver, Senior Program Manager

          The MS in Medical Sciences program is a Special Master’s Program that prepares students for a career in medicine by providing an academic environment that fosters integrity, collaboration, professionalism, cultural competence and lifelong learning. Since it began in 1985, it has helped over 2,000 students gain admission to U.S. medical schools. Check out the Medical Sciences (MAMS) Program to learn more!


          1:30pm

          • Admissions
            Presented by: Anne Buck, Academic Program Manager
            Mike Benac, Manager, Admissions

          The GMS Admissions Office will be there to provide a brief presentation on general admissions requirements for GMS followed by Q & A for program specific questions.  Stop by and get all your admission questions answered.

          • Anatomy & Neurobiology (Vesalius Program)
            Presented by: Dr. Jeannine Foley, Program Director

          The MS in Anatomy (Vesalius Program) is a rigorous two-year program incorporating coursework in anatomical and neurobiological principles. Graduates are prepared to pursue further studies in the biomedical sciences including teaching, research, and health care. Check out the Anatomy & Neurobiology Program to learn more!

          • Biomedical Research Technologies
            Presented by: Dr. Louis Gerstenfeld, Program Co-Director

          The MS in Biomedical Research Technologies is a one-year program designed to prepare students for careers in biomedical research. The degree equips students with a solid grasp of the principles underlying various research core technologies operations, its relevance to an array of biomedical problems and the technical skills to implement these technologies. Check out the Biomedical Research Technologies Program to learn more!

          • Genetic Counseling
            Presented by: Dr. Nikkola Carmichael, Assistant Director

          The MS in Genetic Counseling Program is committed to providing high-quality training through dynamic coursework, dedicated mentoring, diverse fieldwork and innovative learning experiences to develop motivated genetic counselors to meet the needs of an expanding landscape in genetics and genomics. The primary objective of the Master of Science Degree Program in Genetic Counseling is to educate graduate students in the core concepts of human genetics and counseling. Check out the Genetic Counseling Program to learn more!