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 Practice. 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. Fellowships in family medicine make it possible to gain additional training and certification in operative obstetrics, geriatrics, and sports medicine. Family physicians are very well qualified to practice in resource-poor areas, especially internationally and in rural clinics, and most 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:
Scholarships and loan repayment opportunities are available in family medicine for students intending to practice in underserved areas. Email the department for more information or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following pages contain more information about our faculty, the two programs available for students interested in family medicine, and our recent graduates and their residency choices.