March 22, 2020
News // Announcements
 
A virtual celebration, complete with “Covideos,” and special shout-outs from celebrities and pro athletes, marks the day for our creative and resilient fourth-year students.

Dean Antman commends the response of faculty, students and staff for adapting to almost daily changes as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.

To reduce risk for investigators and staff, labs can implement protocols for social distancing, minimize the numbers of individuals in the labs at any given time, and develop a   Continuity of Operations Plan  (COOP) plan. More Best Practices

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B UMC IT - EdMedia & Client Services

BUMC IT – EdMedia & Client Services Staff are working remotely and available to assist you for Curriculum and Non-curriculum technical help.
EdMedia - email  edtech@bu.edu  and visit the website for contacts and helpful how-to guides & videos  http://www.bumc.bu.edu/bumc-emc/
General Technical Support - email  bumchelp@bu.edu   or call 617-358-4540
Space Scheduling - email  bumc-centralscheduling@bu.edu

The L1101 Testing Center and L1110 classroom will be open as student study space Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The Alumni Medical Library L12-13 floors will be closed. Additional spaces are available for student use, while maintaining physical distancing.

BUSM ranks No. 29 in research and No. 43 in primary care in the 2021  U.S. News & World Repor t rankings of the nation’s best graduate schools. Two clinical departments were ranked among the top programs in their specialties — Family Medicine (11) and Pediatrics (26). 
Events

// THIS WEEK
Visit the calendar for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.
March 24 | Educator's Collaborative Lunch - Virtual Event
Noon-1 p.m. | Virtual Event

Teaching Clinical Reasoning: Theory & Practice

Joseph Rencic, MD, will present on the theory and practice of clinical reasoning. Clinical reasoning is a critical competency of the practicing health professional. This session will highlight key theories of clinical reasoning and illustrate how they can be applied to its teaching.

This is a virtual event. You may attend via Zoom. 
Dial by your location 
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York) 
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) 
Meeting ID: 973 503 107 

Contact: Amanda Bolgioni-Smith |  abolgion@bu.edu  | (617) 358-9509
4-5 p.m. | Virtual Event

The COVID-19 pandemic, like other traumatic events, can have a substantial impact on the mental health of populations. This mental health response is shaped both by the disease itself and by its economic and social consequences. It can shape mental health for months and years to come, long after the pandemic has passed. This seminar will discuss the state-of-the-science about mental health after large scale events and potential approaches to mitigate adverse mental health consequences.

UPCOMING // SAVE THE DATE
May 7 | BUSM Faculty Meeting
Noon-2 p.m. | Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

Agenda to follow | Livestreaming will be available