International Student Guide to BUMC

This guide is for international medical students who have been accepted to the International Student Elective Program (ISEP) at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine (BUCASM).

Location of Your Elective: Boston Medical Center

ISEP students undertake electives at Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End, that serves a diverse patient population including disadvantaged, underserved, and indigent populations. BMC is the primary teaching affiliate of BUCASM. In addition to BUCASM, the Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) includes Boston University School of Public Health, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.

Where is BMC?
Address: One Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02118

Where is BUSM?
Address: 72 E. Concord St., Boston, MA 02118

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Dress Code for Your Time on the Wards

Third- and fourth-year medical students at BUMC are required to wear appropriate professional dress during their rotations. Acceptable dress for men is dress shirts, ties, and pants; For women, it is skirts, slacks, blouses. You must also wear a  waist-length, long-sleeve white coat. Sneakers and jeans are not allowed. On the first day of your rotation, you will see what other medical students are wearing and then will be able to make a better determination of what is acceptable dress.

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