Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility

Graduate Medical Sciences believes that an enriching educational experience is strengthened by diversity of thought which in turn drives the forces of innovation. 

We embrace differences in ethnicity, race, gender identity and expression, disability status, religion, sexual orientation, immigration status and socioeconomic backgrounds in our learning community.

We strive to create a culture and climate that demonstrates these beliefs by developing academic, clinical and research programming that aims to educate, recruit and retain an inclusive community that will prepare future generations of biomedical research and clinical leaders and meet the needs of an ever-changing diverse society that exemplifies social justice.

Our office in collaboration with DEI Leadership sponsors various events, workshops and networking events for underrepresented students and faculty. We regularly partner with the Office of the Provost, Medical School and other medical campus Diversity & Inclusion Offices to promote opportunities for our students, faculty and staff to participate in medical campus and University-wide workshops, lectures & training in support of a more inclusive learning environment.

In the summer of 2021, we launched the Community Catalyst Center (C3) with the goal of fostering holistic success for the diverse GMS student community. C3 helps students acclimate to Boston and the Medical Campus and adjust to the advancing academics of graduate school while gaining a sense of belonging early in the programs at GMS. This center welcomes all GMS students, including international, first-generation college graduates, students of color, LGBTQIA+, veterans and military-affiliated students.

Additionally, our office partners with GMS Professional Life to provide career guidance and mentorship for our students. We also support students across various underrepresented groups on campus, and encourage participation in student-led activities.

For more information, contact gmssa@bu.edu