Boston University School of Medicine January 2017 Alumni Newsletter
Happy New Year!
The beginning of the year is often associated with setting goals and embarking on
new journeys. Here at BUSM there are a number of new innovative programs and activities that will create a lasting impact on our campus.
Andrew Olsen M2, is one example of how students work to enrich the academic experience of other students. Motivated by his time with Spanish-speaking patients, Olsen set out to create a Medical Spanish Elective. He was aided by dedicated professors and medical students, who teamed up to create the course's syllabus. Olsen believes that language competency should be a "standard of care" that can only benefit the local populations being served.
On Saturday, February 4, we will have our first Saturday Phonathon! During this time, students and alumni will interact over brunch and then make phone calls to alumni around the country. Please look for this call! The students will happily fill you in on what's happening on the campus, and other questions you may have. If you won't be available on this day, we have launched a special giving page for this event! You can visit bu.edu/BUSMphonathon to choose a fund that reflects the cause about which you're most passionate.
The second annual BUSM Alumni Association hosted Interactive Discussion: Black History at BUSM will take place on Thursday, February 9. Initiated by Kate Phaneuf, MED '88, alumni and community members will highlight the history of Solomon Carter Fuller, MD followed by a lively panel discussion about microaggressions. Join us for this conversation if you are able.
With excitement for what this new year will bring,
Jean Ramsey, MD '90 MPH '08
Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs
Vice Chair of Education and Program Director of Ophthalmology