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Educational Recognition Awards, Last Lecture and Second Year Oath Ceremony will take place April 25

Educational Recognition Awards, Last Lecture and Second Year Oath Ceremony will take place April 25

David Hatem, MD, recipient of the 2016 Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Teaching, will deliver the Last Lecture on Tuesday, April 25, following the presentation of the 2017 Educational Recognition Awards. New this year, the event will include the Second Year Oath Ceremony for the School of Medicine Class of 2019.

UMass Medical School announces 2017 Commencement speaker, honorary degree recipients

UMass Medical School announces 2017 Commencement speaker, honorary degree recipients

At the 44th annual Commencement Exercises on Sunday, June 4, UMass Medical School will award honorary degrees to ground-breaking physician, scientist and academic health leader Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD; humanitarian and businessman Víctor Grífols, president of Grifols; and Patricia Donahoe, MD, a renowned pediatric surgeon and cancer researcher.

Creative classes build bridges between cultures, help refugee youth from Burma adjust to new lives

Creative classes build bridges between cultures, help refugee youth from Burma adjust to new lives

As featured in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, a team of UMass Medical School students has partnered with Tower Hill Botanic Garden and the Worcester Refugee Assistance Project to offer arts classes as social and cultural bridges for refugee youth from Burma now living in Worcester.

Massachusetts Medical Society honors five UMass Medical School students

Massachusetts Medical Society honors five UMass Medical School students

Fourth-year School of Medicine students Jorge Finke, Jessica Long, Michael Noujaim and Courtney Temple received $10,000 scholarships from the Mass. Medical Society, and first-year medical student Colleen Flanagan won the Society’s 2017 History Essay Contest award.

Michele Pugnaire, champion of medical education at UMMS, to step down from senior associate dean role

Michele Pugnaire, champion of medical education at UMMS, to step down from senior associate dean role

Michele P. Pugnaire, MD, will step down from the role of senior associate dean for educational affairs in July, according to an announcement by Dean Terence R. Flotte. 

UMass Medical School celebrates largest match ever with 127 residencies for the Class of 2017

UMass Medical School celebrates largest match ever with 127 residencies for the Class of 2017

UMass Medical School celebrated its largest match on Friday, March 17, when the School of Medicine Class of 2017 opened their envelopes in unison at noon sharp.

BBJ, WBJ, WGBH: UMass Medical School best in New England for primary care

BBJ, WBJ, WGBH: UMass Medical School best in New England for primary care

UMass Medical School ranked higher for primary care education than eight other New England medical schools, including Harvard University and Brown University, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 2018 edition, as reported in the Boston Business Journal, Worcester Business Journal and WGBH Radio News.

UMass Medical School ranked tops in New England for primary care

UMass Medical School ranked tops in New England for primary care

The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best graduate schools names UMass Medical School the best for primary care education in all of New England. UMMS ranks in the top 10 percent nationwide in primary care, coming in 14th among 140 medical schools and 30 schools of osteopathic medicine surveyed by the weekly news magazine in its 2018 edition of the “Best Graduate Schools.”

Match Day celebration at UMass Medical School on Friday, March 17

Match Day celebration at UMass Medical School on Friday, March 17

On Match Day, the School of Medicine class of 2017 will learn where they will go for postgraduate residency training. The event takes place at UMass Medical School on Friday, March 17, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Faculty Conference Room.

Leadership development conference prepares women faculty leaders for executive roles

Leadership development conference prepares women faculty leaders for executive roles

Tiffany A. Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, the Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine, developed the EMPOWER summit as the capstone project of her professorship. The summit is co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs. 

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