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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
UMass Medical School nursing student Kari Whitney, RN, and medical student Yan Emily Yuan have been named 2017 Paul Ambrose Scholars, an honor that provides support for a local preventive care and public health project.
Teaching hospitals may reject high-achieving foreign medical students for residencies this spring, afraid that President Trump’s immigration ban will prevent them from getting into the United States, and Chancellor Collins told the Boston Globe that would be unfortunate.
Terence R. Flotte, MD, delivered the Worcester District Medical Society’s 221st Annual Oration, “A Glass (more than) Half Full: Top Ten Reasons to Be Optimistic About the Next 220 Years of Medicine in Worcester,” on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Beechwood Hotel.
Vishwanath Rao, a student from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, won the 11th Annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee at UMass Medical School and will head to the national finals next month.
Amber Thompson, MD, a second-year general psychiatry resident at UMMS, has been selected by the American College of Psychiatrists as one of four fellows to serve on its Psychiatry Resident In-Training Examination Editorial Board.