Boston University School of Medicine and Graduate Medical Sciences are committed to a work environment that is professional, collegial, supportive of all personnel, and conducive to providing the best possible patient care, teaching, and research.
The school places a very high priority on maintaining a work environment for staff, trainees, and faculty characterized by generosity, integrity, constructive interactions, mentoring, and respect for diversity and differences among members of our community.
All faculty, staff and students are also expected to model the behavioral attributes of :
- service excellence
- problem solving
- continuous improvement
- cultural competency
Expectations of the Faculty
Getting Help for Students, Staff and Faculty
GMS and/or Program Director
BU Office of Ombuds
Emotional Health Support
- BUSM Behavioral Health
- Behavioral Medicine clinicians are available 24 hours a day on-call for mental health emergencies at (617) 353-3569
- Medical Campus Hours: Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center, 85 East Newton Street, Room 816
- Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Wednesday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
- Wellness & Prevention
- Boston University students thrive when they’re healthy. Our goal is to help you stay well throughout your time on campus by providing programs and services that promote your well-being.
- Sexual Assault Response & Prevention (SARP)
- The SARP provides professional, rapid, confidential and free-of-charge advocacy and assistance to Boston University students who have experienced a traumatic incident. Our particular focus is sexual trauma and rape. They also assist survivors of physical assault, interpersonal violence and other crimes.
- The Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders (CARD)
- Boston University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (BU CARD) is an internationally known clinic specializing in helping both adults and children address a range of anxiety disorders and related challenges, such as difficulties with mood, sleep, concentration and pain.
- Actively Moving Forward (BU Chapter)
- Actively Moving Forward is dedicated to supporting young adults grieving the illness or death of a loved one. The program accomplishes its mission by creating chapters on college campuses nationwide that connect and empower grieving college students to support one another and participate in community service in memory of deceased loved ones, raising awareness about the needs of grieving young adults, and hosting national grief support programs and events. They also support non-collegiate young adults by creating a wealth of virtual information, programming and community.
- The Danielsen Institute
- The Danielsen Institute provides confidential counseling for individuals, partners, couples, families and groups. They have a sliding scale fee structure.
- Resources for Well-Being
- In order to find information and tools to help with stress, anxiety, depression, homesickness and other mental health concerns, click on the link above.
Equal Opportunity Office
- The EOO works to promote and realize Boston University’s commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. We strive to ensure that equal opportunity is a reality at Boston University.
- NOTE: This is not a confidential resource.
Boston University-wide level through EthicsPoint:
- EthicsPoint is an independent hotline for anonymous and confidential reporting of activities that may involve improper conduct or violations of Boston University policies for all faculty, staff and students.All reports are investigated promptly and discreetly by the University, receiving careful consideration with the objective of addressing any improper conduct or violation of University policy.
- This hotline is not a substitute for other existing reporting methods or protocols for handling concerns and complaints. If you would like to report your concern to Boston University directly and are uncertain how to begin, contact Compliance Services (firstname.lastname@example.org; 617-358-8090) for assistance.
Boston University encourages all survivors to report incidents of sexual misconduct as promptly as possible so that the University can respond effectively.
For additional information see the Appropriate Treatment in Graduate Education (ATGE) under the Students webpage.