Office of the Dean
Welcome to the Office of the Dean of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).
The Office of the Dean is responsible for the educational and research operations of the School of Medicine
More than 1,200 full-time BUSM faculty provide educational programs for 1,700 MD and graduate students, and care for a diverse population of patients at Boston Medical Center as well as other surrounding hospitals and clinics. Additionally, our faculty, students, and staff compete successfully for hundreds of millions of research dollars.
Our core mission is training the next generation of physicians and scientists. Health sciences education is a constantly evolving field. Although computerization facilitates learning, more information exists to be mastered. Boston University provides today's health sciences students with distinguished and committed faculty, thoughtful and humanistic mentoring, state-of-the-art learning facilities, and clinical experiences in one of New England's most respected teaching hospitals and in other locations in the Boston area and internationally. We remain committed to providing doctors and scientists with an outstanding education in both the art and science of medicine.
The campus has a mission of service to its community as well as a well-established Global Health Initiative. We have the largest trauma center in New England. We have outstanding research programs in cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, and infectious diseases. Faculty and students run a medical clinic that serves refugees from war-torn countries. Many other programs and opportunities provide a network of opportunities for medical and health sciences students.
BUSM was formed in 1873 when Boston University merged with the New England Female Medical College, becoming the first coeducational medical school. The New England Female Medical College, founded in 1848, was the first institution in the U.S. to train women in medicine and graduated the first black woman physician. Throughout our history, we have maintained a strong commitment to the study and practice of medicine in the context of a mission of service to society.
Our milestones include:
The Alumni Medical Library is located in the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Instructional Building and serves the Boston University School of Medicine, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and School of Public Health, as well as the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and Boston Medical Center.
Library holdings include extensive electronic collections that comprise 6,647 e-journals, 4,361 e-books, 274 databases, and 121 web-based Subject Guides. Print holdings include 142,755 print volumes, of which 29,971 are monographs. Additionally, library users have access to the University Libraries' collections of more than 2.4 million physical volumes, 4.6 million microform units, 45,264 current unique serials titles, and 77,000 media titles located at the Mugar (main University), Science & Engineering, and other BU libraries.
Electronic full-text journal collections include Elsevier ScienceDirect, Wiley InterScience, Springer, and Nature Publishing packages. E-books include McGraw-Hill AccessMedicine, STAT!Ref, Springer Medicine, and Biomedical & Life Sciences collections. Databases include MEDLINE, Web of Science, BIOSIS, PsycINFO, and ERIC.
The library's information infrastructure has also expanded to include the Learning Resources Center (LRC), a computer lab within the library providing a full range of hardware and software, laser printers, scanners, full Internet capabilities, electronic mail accounts, and more. Students, faculty, and staff of the Boston University School of Medicine, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and School of Public Health, and the Boston Medical Center are eligible to use the LRC. Wireless internet access is also available in the library.
Materials not owned by the Alumni Medical Library may be obtained through the Interlibrary Loan Service network, which links Boston University to the National Library of Medicine and to academic and medical libraries around the country. The library also participates in a cooperative agreement with 17 local university and medical center libraries as part of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC). Boston University School of Medicine students and faculty also have access to Harvard University's Countway Library of Medicine through its dual role as the Boston Medical Library. More information about the Alumni Medical Library is available at the library website.
BUSM is affiliated with 25 hospitals, providing students with diverse clinical environments in which to learn. Major affiliates include:
CityLab @ The Boston University School of Medicine
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