The campus was established back in 1848 as the New England Female Medical College, making it the first college in the world to offer a medical education to a woman. It was also the first school to have an African-American female graduate. Boston University School of Medicine is also noteworthy because it became the country’s first combined cancer research and teaching laboratory. Currently, there are more than 640 funded research programs at BUSM.
There are several ways Boston University School of Medicine students can go about earning their degree. There are MA, MS, and PhD degrees through the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS). Masters degrees are available in bioimaging, clinical investigation, medical sciences, and mental health counseling and behavioral medicine. Masters of Science degrees are available in biomedical forensics, forensic anthropology, and genetic counseling. There are 15 options for Ph.D or M.D./Ph.D. degrees. Some of the most popular programs include emergency medicine, family practice, neurology, pediatrics and ophthalmology. There are also special programs like the Early Medical School Selection Program, which helps place students attending black colleges, schools with large Hispanic populations and the Indian Health Service. There are also some joint degree programs with Boston University, where undergraduates can begin taking medical classes during their third year of school.
There are many opportunities to grow outside the classroom as well. BUSM students can participate in more than 30 student organizations in various topics like the Asian American Medical Society or the Domestic Awareness Violence Project. There are also chances to take advantage of service learning projects, where students can provide medical services to non-profit organizations. Boston University School of Medicine does a great job supporting their medical students through tutoring programs, workshops called “Strategies for Success” and peer advising. Students interested in a variety of medical specialties will benefit from the proximity to major Boston hospitals.
In State: 8.9%
Out of State: 91.1%
In State: 23.2%
Out of State: 76.8%
Average MCAT*: 516
Average GPA (4.0 scale): 3.68
* BU still reports its average MCAT on the old scale, so the new-scale score is our approximation.
** Applicant and matriculant data courtesy of AAMC.
2016 NIH Awards: $107,280,451
Average MD Graduate Debt: $193,676
Faculty Student Ratio: 2.0
Accepts international students
2017-2018 Tuition: $58,976
2017-2018 Estimated cost of attendance: $85,531
School of Medicine
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Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 638 – 4630
This page was last updated in August 2017.
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