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).
REQUIRED INFORMATION for visiting international students
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 BUSM?
Address: 72 E. Concord St., Boston, MA 02118
Where is a specific building on the medical campus?
- See BUMC maps
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.
Boston (transportation, attractions, etc.)
- The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates the bus, trolley/subway, and commuter rail system in the greater Boston area.
- Visiting Boston (guide created by City of Boston with info on getting around the city, what to do, places to visit)
- Top 10 Attractions in Boston (video)
- Medibabble (translation app)
- Osmosis (social learning app for med students)
- Medical English Clear and Simple: A Practice-Based Approach to English for ESL Health Care Professionals