Brody Graduate Association


The Brody Graduate Association (BGA) of Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is the representative body of all students enrolled in masters and doctorate degree programs in one of the following Brody School of Medicine departments: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Interdisciplinary Program in Biological Sciences (IDPBS), Microbiology and Immunology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Physiology. The BGA officers and representatives endeavor to continually improve the Brody graduate experience.

The BGA is the officially recognized representative body of the Brody School of Medicine graduate students. The purpose of the BGA is to serve the unique, separate and distinct academic, nonacademic and social interests and needs of all students in the Brody basic sciences graduate programs. The BGA serves to provide a forum for the discussion of issues raised by Brody graduate students, foster inter-class collegiality and social activities, an opportunity for student participation in the decision-making processes in the Brody School of Medicine, which directly or indirectly affects graduate students while also promoting and supporting the Brody basic sciences graduate programs in the continued advancement of its standards.

How BGA Works


The best time to get involved with BGA is now! Whether you are a new student with fresh ideas or a doctoral candidate with experience and advice to offer, we appreciate the input of all BGA members. Just graduated from college? Married with kids? International student? MD/PhD program? We look forward to your unique perspective on graduate life at Brody! The easiest ways to get involved are to go to the regular social and philanthropy events, and join a BGA committee (see below). These committees meet at least twice a semester and food is occasionally provided.  Another way is to attend the monthly BGA meetings. All grad students are invited, and lunch is provided.


Download the BGA Constitution (pdf)


Visit the BGA Pirate Experience page