Brody's Better Half - Welcome
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Welcome to The Brody School of Medicine’s (BSOM) support group for family members of medical students, Brody’s Better Half (BBH). If you are at this site, then you are gathering information about BSOM and how they can support you and your family during your time here, looking for support while your student is on their medical school journey, or looking up information about our upcoming activities. This site has been created for and by spouses and significant others of medical students for just those reasons! Take some time and find out about what Brody’s Better Half is about and what we have planned to help you get through medical school.
Who is Brody’s Better Half:
Brody's Better Half is a group of spouses and significant others of medical students who provide support for each other through a wide range of fun activities and gatherings while our partners are attending medical school. Along with the Office of Student Development and Academic Counseling (OSDAC), BBH wants to see the success of not just the student, but the entire family. We know that the medical school adventure is a challenge and we do not want to leave the families behind. BBH knows what it takes to care for pets, to raise kids, to maintain a home and to keep your student fed with something nutritious! Contact us to be a part of BBH!
Brody’s Better Half meets regularly to plan activities for the academic year. Below is a list of current activities and programs. Please contact us for further information and visit us on our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.
- Orientation activities
- Connect new families to resources in town
- Provide a network for career planning of spouses
- Better Half Buddy System - one to one support for spouses and significant others
- Social events
- Exam time support
- Informational gatherings to prepare each other for each step along the way such as third year rotations, the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) step exams, and fourth year residency match.