Student Organizations

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Sackler School students can participate in a variety of activities through different student clubs and organizations. Information on these activities can be found on the webpages of the different organizations.

Graduate Student Council

The Graduate Student Council is the voice of the graduate students of the Sackler School. The Council is composed of two representatives from each Sackler School Program, plus an MD/PhD program representative. The committee meets monthly to addresses academic and student life issues and to plan social and community service events.

Mentoring Circles

Mentoring circles are designed to provide a safe and confidential space for Sackler students to seek advice and get varied perspectives in a forum of peers and recent alumni. In conjunction with the Tufts Postdoctoral Association’s Mentoring Program students are groups with like-minded peers and mentors to discuss topics such as career development including planning, interviewing and networking skills, time management strategies, life-work balance and professional development skills. Contact Mentoring Circles at

Biomedical Business Club

The Tufts Biomedical Business Club (TBBC) is an active, business-oriented organization of scientists and physician scientists. They focus on interactions with business leaders in health and life sciences and support a robust program of speakers. The group also sponsors the New England Case Competition.

Tufts New England Case Competition

Tufts New England Case Competition is an annual event that brings trainees from across to United States and is the only case competition in the New England area that focuses on the life sciences industry. The competition is held in August each year and focuses on a structured problem related to life sciences.

Tufts Biomedical Queer Alliance

Tufts Biomedical Queer Alliance connects and supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community at the Tufts University Health Sciences Campus in Boston.

Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWiSE)

GWiSE is is a cross-campus group that connects and supports the graduate women in STEM fields. The group is also a local chapter of the New England area GWiSE.

Scientists Promoting INclusive Excellence at Sackler (SPINES)

SPINES has a goal of providing educational, professional, academic, and social support through events to underrepresented students, postdocs, staff, and their allies. SPINES leadership consists of Sackler students and fellows and strives to establish a welcoming community at Sackler where people of all feel nurtured and supported in achieving their scientific, personal, and intellectual goals.

Other Clubs

Students can form other groups and apply for support for their activities through the Graduate Student Council. These organizations reflect the interests of the current student population and can change annually.

2017 Entering Class

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This year, 45 new students, selected from over 600 applicants, joined Sackler.

Sackler Policies

Sackler Entrance

What are the rules?  Check out the Sackler Handbook and know what's expected.  info 

Women at Sackler


Sackler is committed to training both men and women for fulfilling careers; about 60% of our students are women.

Commencement 2017


Commencement celebrates the achievements of our students.  The 2017 ceremony will be on May 21.

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