Division of Infectious Disease and Immunology

Medical Education

The Division of Infectious Disease & Immunology is deeply involved in Undergraduate Medical Education, via leadership roles as course directors, teachers, collaborators with faculty in other departments, committee members, program developers, and student mentors/advisors.

Microbiology Course

Medical Microbiology provides a foundation of knowledge and understanding of pathogenic microorganisms necessary for mastering the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases of humans. Students are first introduced to the basic biological processes of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and helminths and their mechanisms for causing colonization, infection and disease. Finally, students are introduced to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of specific infections in humans.

Division faculty are engaged in exciting courses through all four medical school years, from the Microbiology Course, wherein students study basic biological processes of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and helminths and their mechanisms for causing colonization, infection and disease, to the Longitudinal Preceptorship Program and Physician, Patient and Society, wherein students learn to integrate the art and science of medicine and are introduced to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of specific infections in humans.

GSBS & GSN 

In addition, Division faculty are heavily involved in programs in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and also participate in courses for the Graduate School of Nursing.

 

University of Massachusetts Medical School

55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655 
508-856-1720

UMass Memorial Medical Center

Memorial Campus
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605
508-334-1000