The months of August and September bring renewed energy to the medical campus. Incoming students were celebrated at The White Coat Ceremony and the Graduate Medical Sciences Barbecue.
Enhancing the campus facilities continues to be a priority including the newly created picnic area on Talbot Green and a faculty-funded display of restored BUSM artifacts and artwork and refurbishment of the marble fountain in front of the School. So it is no surprise that BUSM recently was named the second most beautiful medical school in the US by BestMedicalDegrees.com, an online guide of medical degree programs. The site notes that BUSM is "well-known for the high quality of teaching, research, and community service, and provides an exceptional learning environment for its students in the heart of the city."
Sequestration is a challenge for all academic medical centers. Dr. Antman provided insight in an article featured in BU Today, and she was a guest speaker on WBUR's Here and Now, which focused on the impact to The Framingham Heart Study.
The new academic year provides many opportunities for students and alumni to connect. Our third annual Young Alumni-Future Leader reception was attended by more than 100 recent graduates, deans, faculty and Alumni Board members where a special feature was the musical entertainment provided by Associate Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Rafael Ortega.
At our Phonathons students are able to contact alumni, share updates on the School, seek career advice and, of course, garner financial support for the many initiatives that make BUSM the remarkable place that it is.
Please visit us in person or online anytime, you are always welcome!
Jean Ramsey, MD '90 MPH 08'
Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Pediatrics