Meaning-Making for First-gen Grad & Professional Students

What is meaning making? According to Roger Kegan’s theory of meaning-making development, meaning making “is a conceptualization of how human beings make meaning of themselves, of others, and of their experiences throughout their life-span.” In this 4-week series, you’ll have the opportunity for personal self-reflection through free writing and small group discussion that will be […]

GMS Students on Housing in Boston

Are you a current or incoming student trying to navigate housing in Boston? It can be overwhelming, but our GMS students are here to help! In this video, they talk about the various neighborhoods in and around Boston, and share tips and tricks for finding the right apartment for you. You can also visit our […]

MD, PhD Graduates Encouraged to ‘Lean In’

Typically MD, PhD and MD/PhD graduates are cheered on with plenty of pomp and circumstance by family and friends who gather to celebrate their achievements. While the setting looked different this year, the cause for celebration and cheer remained the same. A virtual ceremony was held again this year to maintain safe physical distancing. Noting […]

SheInspires Lunch Series: Dr. Michelle T Long

The Women’s Professional Development Committee is hosting another SheInspires (Virtual) Lunch, and this month’s guest is Dr. Michelle T. Long! Dr. Long, MD, MSc is a physician-scientist with an expertise in Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University. Dr. Long is the Director of the NAFLD Research Center and […]

BU STEPUP Virtual Visit: Union of Concerned Scientists

Join BU STEPUP for a virtual visit day with Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The group will be hosting Shreya Durvasula and Paulina Muratore to discuss what UCS does, science advocacy, and non-academic career paths. This hour-long event will be held on Friday April 30 at 11:00 am via Zoom. All members of the BU […]

SNAP Benefits For Eligible BU Students

Due to a change in federal law, students who filed a 20/21 FAFSA and had an expected family contribution of zero and/or were determined eligible for Federal Work Study – though not necessarily working – may be eligible for SNAP benefits for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. More information about this recent SNAP (Supplemental […]

Fighting Stress with Care Packages

We care about the wellbeing of our GMS community, and know how hard the ongoing challenge of this pandemic is on all of us. Recently, the GMS Student Affairs, Professional Life, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion offices teamed up with the Wellbeing Project to provide care packages to our students. Items like hot chocolate packs […]

Shake it Off! Exercise Series

Shake it OFF! is a free virtual exercise series for members of the GMS community. Attendees at every event will receive a virtual ticket for an end of the semester raffle, where two winners will receive a $25 gift certificate of their choice! Class Schedule Feb 28: 6pm Strength Based Yoga March 7: 6pm Kickboxing […]

Rosie’s Place Donation Drive

The Graduate Medical Science Student Organization (GMSSO), Women’s Professional Development Committee (WPDC), Biomedical PhD Student Organization (BPSO) and Minority & International Scientists Organization (MISO) recently co-sponsored a donation drive to benefit Rosie’s Place. Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Currently, the organization offers meals and shelter […]

GMSSO SPARK: Science Projects Activities Reaching Kids

Graduate Medical Sciences Student Organization (GMSSO) has been awarded a $1,000 Civic Engagement Grant from Research!America. They plan to work with the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club to provide resources and supplies for scientific outreach with “SPARK: Science Projects Activities Reaching Kids.” The initiative is led by Raissa Zuim Dantas De Souza and Shannon Forlivio. […]