Affirmative Action Plan

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) is committed to promoting educational and employment opportunities without  regard to race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions) sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, covered veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law in admission, treatment, employment or in its programs, services and activities.

UMMS recognizes that in some areas of employment and education there is underutilization of women and underrepresented minorities based on the pool of available applicants. The UMMS affirmative action program encourages aggressive recruitment and selection practices to insure equal opportunity and nondiscrimination.  To that end, UMMS will utilize strategies and goals to attract and advance talent that is representative of the local, regional and national demographics.  We will make every effort to increase the presence of qualified women and underrepresented minorities at all levels of the organization among students, faculty and staff.