Life on Campus

C3 Gear-Up Week Builds Community with Five Different Events

To mark the first full week of classes, the GMS Community Catalyst Center (C3) hosted "Gear-Up Week" from September 12 to 16. With five different events throughout the week, students had the chance to build their community, enjoy some sweet treats and swag and learn the best ways to succeed academically, More

GMS Welcomes 400+ New Students at Fall 2022 Orientation

It was a bright and early Orientation morning for the brand-new class of GMS students on Friday, September 2. With a diverse class representing 24 countries and 40 states, Orientation served as many students' first welcome into the Boston area. The day-long program welcomed over 400 students -- master's, PhDs and MD/PhDs... More

Welcome to Fall 2022 at GMS!

Welcome – or welcome back – to another year at Graduate Medical Sciences! Our campus is quickly filling up with students once again as we prepare for classes to start in just over one week. This year, GMS is welcoming a brand-new class of 425 new students – master’s, PhDs, and MD/PhDs... More

Symptomatic Testing For COVID on BUMC & CRC

General Information covering all COVID-19 questions regarding testing and policies on campus can be found on the COVID-19 Information Webpage here. Testing Testing is recommended for any faculty, staff or student exhibiting symptoms through either Student Health Service (students) or BU Occupational Health (Faculty or Staff). There are two options for testing for... More

STaRS and UROP Scholars Present at GMS Summer Research Symposium

This year’s Summer Training as Research Scholars (STaRS) cohort culminated their 10-week onsite internships with the GMS Summer Research Symposium held on August 11, 2022. Hosted in Hiebert Lounge, the GMS Summer Research Symposium gave the STaRS scholars an opportunity to present their independent research projects to audiences of GMS faculty, More

Oral Health Sciences Program Welcomes 43 New Students to Class of 2023

Most incoming Graduate Medical Sciences students won't arrive to campus until September 2, but one GMS cohort got a head start this week: the Oral Health Sciences program. The program welcomed 43 new students to its Class of 2023 during yesterday's OHS-specific Orientation event. The class is comprised of 23 female students... More

Active Shooter Training Resources and Important Safety Tips

To: BUMC Students, Faculty and Staff From: Karen Antman, MD, BUMC Provost and BUSM Dean Date: June 6, 2022 Subject: Recent Gun Violence The recent gun violence in Texas, New York, California, Oklahoma, Philadelphia and Tennessee are vivid and gut-wrenching reminders of the continuing toll of gun violence, but also that our campus public... More

LGBTQ+ Resources from BU and Beyond

In honor of Pride month, we compiled a list of resources for supporting our LGBTQ+ community, both from Boston University and outside organizations. Please email Sarah Rowan at if you have a resource you would like to add to the list! BU Out List The BU Out List is a collaboration between... More

PRIDE Month Recommended Reads

June is Pride month in the United States, a month dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and recognizing LGBTQ+ individuals' impact on our history and society, both in this country and around the world. To help you mark Pride month, we've compiled a list of six books to put on your... More

GMS Welcomes 17 Students into 2022 STaRS Program Cohort

This week, Graduate Medical Sciences will welcome the 17 students who make up the 2022 Summer Training as Research Scholars (STaRS) program cohort. STaRS is a program designed to promote more equitable access to graduate education for students historically underrepresented in science and medicine. Throughout the summer program, the STaRS cohort... More