Medical Student Education


Welcome to the web site designed especially for our BUSM students! The purpose of this site is to provide students with information and links that will assist them in their Family Medicine rotations and to learn more about Family Medicine. Click on our links to the left to find out more about courses offered during your four years at BUSM.

If you are interested in attending the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), please visit the Office of Admissions for more information about the application process.

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a primary care specialty that encompasses adult medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and psychiatry. There are a variety of career paths available in family medicine, making it one of the most flexible medical specialties. Most family physicians practice clinical medicine, including outpatient and inpatient medicine and pediatrics and non-operative obstetrics. Many fellowships are available, though not required, in family medicine including in operative obstetrics, geriatrics, sports medicine, research, and more. Family physicians are very well qualified to practice in resource-poor areas, especially internationally and in rural clinics, and many family medicine programs emphasize the philosophy of providing primary care to underserved populations.

If you’d like to learn more about opportunities for students in family medicine, please visit the following links:

There are numerous scholarships and loan repayment opportunities available in family medicine for students intending to practice in a variety of settings. Email the department for more information or

The following pages contain more information about our faculty, the clerkships and rotations run through the department, programs available for students interested in family medicine, and our recent graduates and where they matched for residency.