Boston University                                                                               March 2016
School of Medicine Alumni Newsletter 

What a difference a year makes. Record breaking snowfall last winter, mild and relatively snow-free this year. We'll take it!
Last month, in honor of Black History Month, we sponsored a special event that brought together alumni who shared a broad spectrum of ideas and experiences related to being a student and physician of color through the decades, reaching as far back as 1949.  We owe a great deal of thanks to Kate Phaneuf MED '88, who brought this distinguished group together.
On March 18, the Class of 2016 will learn their destiny. The Alumni Association will host a celebratory party for them and we will post a video and images on social media for all to see and share.  We would love to share your thoughts with the students.  

We invite you share your Match Day experience with these soon-to-be-alumni and perhaps offer some encouraging pearls of wisdom.
We will post alumni congratulations and comments in Hiebert Lounge so the students can review them while they are counting down the minutes and seconds until they open their match results.
So please, write down some thoughts.  I know the students will appreciate It. They really treasure these interactions with BUSM alumni. We ask that you please submit your comments by March 14 by clicking HERE.

Warm regards,

Jean Ramsey, MD '90 MPH '08 
Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs
Vice Chair of Education and Program Director of Ophthalmology
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Pediatrics

Alumni In the News

In honor of February being Black History Month, the BUSM Alumni Association sponsored the special event, "An Interactive Discussion: Black History at BUSM."

Dr. Simons, as the Designated Institutional Official, accepted the DeWitt C. Baldwin Jr. Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and Arnold P. Gold Foundation. 


Black Women's Health and Happiness:  Insights into physical, mental, and spiritual health for women of color

How to study in medical school, residency and beyond: P rocrastinator's guide to continuing your medical education

*Article posted on BUSM's Linkedin page

Alford a School of Medicine associate professor of medicine and the assistant dean for continuing medical education, is leading the effort to expand MED's opioid and addiction  curriculum
Students in Action

Andrew Chu MED '16 recounts his chance encounter with generous alumna
Campus Report

How MED's Jim O'Connell learned to shelve his stethoscope and listen

On Friday, Jan. 8, The New York Times best selling author was the featured speaker for the Department of Medicine's Grand Rounds

Times Higher Education ranks University 29th worldwide
For more than 50 years, these two outstanding faculty members who were true physician-educators worked together to create one of the strongest Otolaryngology departments in the country

Christine Baugh (SPH'12) was recognized by Forbes for her work on chronic traumatic encephalopathy and its link to concussions in sports
Upcoming Events

Match Day 
March 18 - Words of Encouragement/Memories

The Evolving World of Anatomical Donations With Robert Bouchie
March 29

North Shore Alumni Reception April 21

Alumni Weekend 2016
May 6 & 7

Interactive Discussion: Black History at BUSM

Alumni Spring Phonathon

Dr. Michael Holick, BUSM - PLOS ONE Findings

BUSM's Dr. Sudha Seshadri - NEJM Dementia Study

BUSM Outreach Van Project 

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