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Boston University School of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine (pronounced /ˈbɒstən juːnɪˈvɜːrsɪti skuːl ɒv ˈmɛdɪsɪn/), often abbreviated as BUSM, is a prominent medical school located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is one of the graduate schools of Boston University.


The name "Boston University School of Medicine" is derived from the institution's location in Boston, Massachusetts, and its focus on medical education and research. The term "University" signifies its status as a higher education institution, while "School of Medicine" indicates its specialization in medical sciences.


Boston University School of Medicine was established in 1848 as the New England Female Medical College, making it the first institution in the world to formally educate women in medicine. In 1873, it became part of Boston University and was renamed the Boston University School of Medicine.


The curriculum at BUSM is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the human body, disease processes, and the latest research in the field. The school offers a Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, as well as dual degree programs such as MD/PhD, MD/MPH, and MD/MBA.


Boston University School of Medicine is affiliated with several teaching hospitals in the Boston area, including Boston Medical Center, a Level I trauma center known for its expertise in surgical specialties and internal medicine.

Notable alumni

Many notable physicians and researchers have graduated from BUSM, contributing to advancements in various fields of medicine. These include Nobel Prize laureates, leaders in medical research, and pioneers in public health.

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