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Our goal is to help all learners in the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and Graduate Medical Education achieve the most comprehensive and meaningful educational experience possible.  We encourage you to access the resources of the Center for Academic Achievement.

The CAA is made up of the Center for Academic Achievement, as well as Academic Enrichment Programs which work together in order to provide comprehensive services to students, residents, and fellows.  Students seen for academic enrichment may be encouraged to receive clinical enrichment services and vice versa.

Clinical

Clinical students, residents, and fellows should contact Scott Wellman, MD, Interim Director of the Center for Academic Achievement, or Madeline Johns, Project Coordinator, for the following concerns:

  • Clinical skills related to working on the wards
  • Clinical interviewing
  • Clinical problem solving and decision making
  • Patient communication
  • Patient oral presentation
  • Patient notes
  • Performance on OSCEs
  • CCE shelf exam performance
  • Step 2 CS, Step 2 CK, Step 3, COMLEX, NP, In-Training exams, or Board Certification exams- if concerns relate to clinical problem solving or fund of knowledge
  • Clinical Skills Electives
  • Independent Study Courses
  • Study skills as related to clinical work

Pre-Clinical

Pre-clinical students should contact Christine Woolf, PhD Director of Academic Enrichment Programs for the following concerns:

  • Performance in courses
  • Test taking skills
  • Study skills
  • Time management
  • Error analysis of exams
  • Memorization
  • Organization
  • Reading comprehension
  • Note taking
  • Step 1, NCLEX, and MCAT preparation
  • Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, Step 3, COMLEX, NP exams, In-Service Training exams, and Board Certification exams- if concerns relate to developing a study schedule or developing more efficient and effective ways to study

How we operate

We generally begin by meeting with the client in order to develop a needs assessment which lays the groundwork for the collaborative development of an individualized educational plan. We decide together how often to meet and how to proceed. Sometimes a few sessions is all that is needed and at other times a one month Clinical Skills Elective is chosen.

For more information about the Center for Academic Achievement, please go here.

Appropriate Treatment of Students

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), in accordance with its mission statement and operating principles, and as required for accreditation by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), has developed this policy to help ensure the appropriate treatment of students (ATS). This procedure is specifically required for the accreditation of the School of Medicine, and has also been approved by the deans of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School of Nursing, and Graduate Medical Education.

To the extent possible, it is the policy of UMMS to provide a learning environment that fosters mutual trust and understanding between teachers and students. When all participants in the educational process at UMMS understand and uphold the standards of appropriate treatment of students, the environment enhances teaching, learning and professional development, to the benefit of all.

The purpose of this complaint policy is to provide an avenue for prompt follow-up on allegations of inappropriate treatment, and to do so in a non-adversarial and respectful manner that satisfies all parties involved. Should investigation of a complaint be warranted, UMMS is committed to conducting it thoroughly, promptly, and impartially.

This policy is designed for any student who believes s/he has been subjected to inappropriate treatment under the standards defined for this campus. These standards, which adhere to AAMC guidelines and LCME accreditation requirements, apply to the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate Medical Education, and to any UMMS school hereinafter established.

Appropriate Treatment of Students 

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Title IX

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Worcester (“UMW”) [also referred to as the University of Massachusetts Medical School (“UMMS”)] to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol or due to an intellectual or other disability. A number of acts may fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, non-consensual video or audio taping of sexual activity, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking incidents and sexual coercion. All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.

The  Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO)  is available to students, faculty and staff with respect to any questions and concerns about sexual harassment, sexual violence or other forms of discrimination on the basis of sex. 


Title IX Coordinator
C. Greer Jordan, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor
greer.jordan@umassmed.edu 


Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Jesse Edwards, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, 
jesse.edwards@umassmed.edu

Title IX Policy (PDF)
CARE website: Campus Assault, Resource, and Education site (for sex discrimination and violence)

You can contact the Diversity and Inclusion Office by calling 508-856-2179.

GSBS Students

Area Housing

Each posting will remain on the site for 30 days or until we are notified by the poster to remove it. This is a service we provide our students; it does not mean that the GSBS endorses these properties or their management.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING POSTINGS: Please only submit once. Consider your wording carefully as re-submissions will not be posted unless major information has changed (e.g.,rent, inlcusions, etc.) or if your posting has expired. It may take several business days for your submission to be posted.

SUBMIT A LISTING | REMOVE A LISTING

1 unfurnished br in a 3br apartment - available March 1st - $340/month (utilities not included)

First floor apartment located on Plantation Street within 10-15 minutes walking distance from campus. 
Room is available March 1st but move-in date is flexible beginning February 11. Lease is on a month-to-month basis but you will have to notify the landlord a month ahead of time if you plan on moving.
We are two girls currently living in the apartment...one a working professional and the other a graduate student. We would prefer either a working professional or a student as well. 
tiakadungure@gmail.com
Posted 1/20/2017

Close to Umass Medical School /Seeking female student / professional - $650.00

Female seeking female for furnished one bedroom that includes washer dryer, parking, cable wifi, heat an hot water. 10 min walk to campus. Quiet safe neighborhood. Student had rented this one bedroom recently.
Long or short term option. References a must.
Available Feb 1st
williams_b78@yahoo.com
Posted 1/19/2017

Bedroom in Beautiful Furnished Apt <1 mile from UMass Util+Internet Include - $500/month

1 unfurnished bedroom in a beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom apartment.
Apartment includes hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops. Nicely furnished living, kitchen, and bathroom areas.
Roommates are two friendly, respectful, clean + quiet medical students.
Price includes ALL Utilities + FAST internet. <1 mile from UMass Med. Plenty of parking. Pictures available upon request.
Room available NOW until June 30 2017
Looking for professional student or working prof. 
andy.gusev@gmail.com 5083610017
Posted 1/19/2017

2 room 1 bedroom apartment in Auburn, 1 mile from 290 - $800 includes utilities/wifi

2 rooms/ 1 bedroom apartment, shower/full bathroom, full kitchen, private entrance, off street parking for 2 vehicles, plenty of storage, laundry facilities available, 1 mile from 290/ Mass Pike. 10 minutes from UMass. Pets considered.
508-832-4591 drallenfrank@charter.net
Posted 1/18/2017

Master bedroom for rent in 2-bed, 2-bath apartment!! $725

Looking for a female roommate to share a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment. Spacious bedroom 14'x13', with double closet, private bathroom, great size living/dining room and fully-appliance kitchen. The complex has free parking, laundry service in the building, 24-hour maintenance service, and hot water is included in the rent. Located 2.6 miles away from UMass Med School. Available now!!
For more info about the complex visit http://www.imperialvillageapartments.com
Email: kiara.amaro@gmail.com
Call or text: 787-246-5836
Posted 1/18/2017

2 bedroom apt 3.3 miles from Umass - $1,100.00 per month

Newly renovated 2 bdr 1 bath on 1st floor. All new appliances including stove, fridge,microwave and dishwasher. Coin op laundry on premises.
Call 508-277-9223 for details
Posted 1/17/2017

Large 1 Bedroom Apartment in Quiet, Convenient Locations - $1100/month

Convenient location, nice yard, and off street parking. This spacious 1-bedroom apartment is conveniently located minutes from 290/190. The apartment duplex is located in the Grafton Hill area. The apartment features storm windows, a personal front porch, washer & dryer in the unit, dishwasher/refrigerator/stove/Microwave, brand new wooden floors, plenty of storage in apartment/some storage space provided in the basement, and one off-street parking spot. There is plenty of on-street parking directly in front of the house. No Pets allowed.
Tommy Dupre, tdupre9@hotmail.com, 774-535-4809
Posted 1/17/2017

Affordable Housing in Shrewsbury! $1170

Madison Place Shrewsbury is a luxury community conveniently located 3 miles from UMass. The one bedroom offers 839 square feet of space and each apartment also comes with a storage unit in the adjacent hallway, real wood cabinetry throughout with a stainless steel appliance package, a built in microwave with venting to the outside, and in home laundry.
Affordable housing is based on household size and annual income. 
1 person - $46,000
2 person - $52,600
Call us today for more information and to learn about our affordable housing program!
www.madisonplacecommunities.com
508-842-3388, info@madisonplacecommunities.com
Posted 1/17/2017

2 Bed near UMASS on Cameron St w/ Laundry in Unit! $1200

Large 2 Bedroom off Plantation Street Very Close to UMass!! Outdated but Clean, Brand New Hardwoods, Gas Heat, Washer/Dryer in Unit, Driveway Parking + Quiet !!
NO PETS!!
Dan DiRoberto 508-579-8983 dannydiroberto@gmail.com
Posted 1/17/2017

Fremont Lofts Condominium, 1 Bedroom, 1 Baths - $1100

Fremont Lofts,1 bedroom condominium with 1100 sq ft, high ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, granite countertops, silver appliances, washer dryer in unit, close to route 290, Massachusetts Turnpike and downtown Worcester. The unit is very clean and spotless, in excellent condition, has a gym in the building, and off street parking. Must be a non smoker and no pets. Must have first, last and security. Please email advil33@msn.com or call 508-579-4627.
Can see the complete add on craigs list at: http://worcester.craigslist.org/apa/5959979804.html.
Email: advil33@msn.com or telephone 508-579-4627
Posted 1/17/2017

1 BEDROOM APARTMENT, HEAT/HOT WATER INCLUDED $1350 UNFURNISHED OR $1550 FURNISHED - HEAT/HOT WATER INCLUDED $1350 UNFURNISHED OR $1550 FURNISHED - HEAT/HOT WATER INCLUDED

Available March 1st!!! Looking for a short 5 minute walk to UMASS without giving up the comfort of tranquil living....Well look no further! This 1 bedroom hidden gem is nestled in a quiet residential private neighborhood. Your new home will boast a spacious kitchen, a large airy bedroom with ample closet spaces and a modern bathroom. In the spring you can relax and enjoy your morning coffee on the large private balcony while you do your laundry in the full size washer and dryer. This apartment comes furnished or unfurnished. Whatever you preference and includes heat and hot water.
Stephanie- #508-340-2260 or steph.stasi@gmail.com call, text, or email
Posted 1/17/2017

Large 3 Bedroom Apartment in Quiet, Convenient Locations - $1600/month

Large 3 bedroom- Convenient location, nice yard, off street parking, dead-end street, appliances, washer & dryer in unit. This spacious 3-bedroom apartment is conveniently located seconds from 290/190 and is the second floor apartment of a 2 family in the Burncoat area. The apartment features storm windows, a personal front porch, washer & dryer in unit, dishwasher/refrigerator/stove/Microwave, brand new carpet/floors, plenty of storage in apartment/ some provided in basement, and one off-street parking spot. There is plenty of on-street parking directly in front of the house. Pets considered.
Ryan Matson, ryan.matson1@gmail.com, 508-612-3750
Posted 1/12/2017

Affordable Housing in Shrewsbury! $1170

Madison Place Shrewsbury is a luxury community conveniently located 3 miles from UMass. The one bedroom offers 839 square feet of space and each apartment also comes with a storage unit in the adjacent hallway, real wood cabinetry throughout with a stainless steel appliance package, a built in microwave with venting to the outside, and in home laundry. 
Affordable housing is based on household size and annual income. 
1 person - $46,000
2 person - $52,600
Call us today for more information and to learn about our affordable housing program!
www.madisonplacecommunities.com
508-842-3388, info@madisonplacecommunities.com
Posted 1/12/2017

Looking for a furnished room for rent. Feb 22th to March 26th, Near Umass - $500-600

Looking For a furnished room or apartment for rent for the above dates. Preferably it should be walking distance to Umass. Rent is negotiable. All utilities should be included. And other things like kitchen with appliances, washing machine with dryer should be also available as well.
tariq4737@gmail.com
Posted 1/12/2017

Shrewsbury! NOW! 1 BR @ Shrewsbury Green w/ Heat + Hot Water Included! $1150

Renovated 1 BR @ Shrewsbury Green w/ Heat + Hot Water Included! New hardwood Flooring, Tile in kitchen + Bathroom, Dishwasher, Gas Stove, Huge King Size Bedrooms w/ Great Closet Space + Private Balcony !! PLEASE CONTACT PAUL LATINO AT RE/MAX ADVANTAGE 1 DIRECT: (774)-437-2200 OR EMAIL: PaulLatino1@gmail.com
Posted 1/12/2017

(April 17) *NEW* Luxury 2 BR Condo, Close to UMass! Parking! $1300

*NEW* Luxury 2 BR Condo, Close to UMass, Granite Kitchen w/ Stainless Steel Appliances, Hardwoods, Off Street Parking + Central Air !!
PLEASE CONTACT PAUL LATINO AT RE/MAX ADVANTAGE 1 DIRECT: (774)-437-2200 OR EMAIL: PaulLatino1@gmail.com
Posted 1/12/2017

(March 17') Modern 2BR ON Plantation St! Hardwoods, Laundry, Dishwasher! $950

Renovated 2 Bedroom , Nice Hardwoods, Living Room + Dining Room, Lots of Storage + Closet Space, Big Eat-in Kitchen w/ Dishwasher, Laundry in Unit, Big Bedrooms !!
PLEASE CONTACT PAUL LATINO AT RE/MAX ADVANTAGE 1 DIRECT: (774)-437-2200 OR EMAIL: PaulLatino1@gmail.com
Posted 1/12/2017

Beautiful 2 bedroom 2.5 bath 3rd floor apartment with roof deck!! $1600/month including heat

This is an incredible apartment within a block of St Vincents, .9 miles to Umass Memorial and 1.9 miles to Umass medical school and hospital on Plantation St.
There are hardwood floors through the entire apartment, 2 large bedrooms each with its own full tile bathroom, a huge walk in closet, and an open kitchen with Cherry cabinets, SS appliances and granite counters. The half bath also has a washer and dryer in it, there is also a bonus room that can be a pantry or office, and the best part is the roof top deck that overlooks the city!The 1st and 2nd floor are offices so it's a quiet building
Lisa Shaw 508 826-7661 lisasells@remaxexec.com
Posted 1/12/2017

Room available in a 3-Bedrooms apartment - $530-570 including all utilities.

I have a new renovated 3-deck of building located in 46 Bowdoin Street, Worcester, MA, 01609. There's a good sized living room and a medium kitchen with new installed granite counter top and new appliances, updated bath, shining hardwoods, Kitchen hood. New coin operated washer and dryer available. This apartment is only 10 minutes walking distance to WPI and MCPHS and 3 minutes to Becker College, 10 minutes driving distance to UMass Med Sch. The rent is $530-570 per bedroom including utilities,WIFI . There is one room available now and another two bedrooms will be available on June 1. 
wuxiufeng2002@yahoo.com or 508-496-4408
Posted 1/11/2017

furnished bedroom, walk to School - $400

$400/room/month, plus split utilities. available on March 22, 2017, it is in 4 bed, 2 bath apartment.
$480/room/month, plus split utilities, available on Feb. 28, 2017, it is in 3 bed, 1 bath apartment.
Roommates are PhD, PostDoc, and researchers from Umass Med.
hardwood floor, bedrooms with full size bed, desk, chair, study lamp. night stand, walk in closet.
Kitchen furnished with dining table, chairs, microwave, refrigerator,dish washer.
Washer/dryer in unit.
no pet, no smokers
worcester.rent@gmail.com
Posted 1/11/2017

Spacious modern 2 bedroom 2 bath unit close to 190, minutes from Umass - $1500

Spacious Open Floor plan - 2 bedroom apartment (~1200 square feet) in condo building located on West Boylston Street close to infamous O' Connors restaurant in quiet neighborhood. Walking distance to Walgreens, Stop & Shop, deli and gym. On bus route, within one minute of 190/290 highway and less than 10 minutes to Umass Medical.
Small Outdoor balcony perfect for summer lounging. Washer/dryer hookup, wood and tile flooring. Open floor plan. All appliances updated as its a newer building (built in 2009).
Please see video below:
https://youtu.be/uCHcbt9du7I 
mnoury11@hotmail.com
Posted 1/11/2017

1 Bedroom Duplex w/ Heat + Hot Water Included! $900

Nice Large Clean 1 Bedroom Duplex w/ Heat + Hot Water Included off Sunderland Rd. Driveway, Yard, Eat-in Kitchen, Hardwoods, Tile, Common Laundry + Bright !!
Dan DiRoberto 508-579-8983 dannydiroberto@gmail.com
Posted 1/11/2017

College or Grad Student Roomate - $700

Looking for college or grad student roommate. Large furnished room in 2 bedroom apartment in upscale residential neighborhood in Southborough. Only 10 miles or 15 minutes from UMASS. Includes storage space, kitchen/dining room, family room, game room, and inground pool/jacuzzi. Very quiet peaceful setting. Rent includes all utilities, cable tv, and high speed internet.
Call or text Tara 508-768-7582
Posted 1/11/2017

Minutes walk to Belmont St. Campus - $950.00

6 Auburn St. Apartment 3 Worcester MA 016509
Bright sunny, gleaming hardwood floors. Completely remodeled 2 bedroom apartment with separate office. Each bedroom has TWO large walk in closets. Kitchen has granite counters with all appliances including a dishwasher. 
Off street parking, new central heating system and electric/wiring. 
Washer/dryer hookup in apartment. 
$950.00 tenant pays utilities, heat, hot water. Owner pays for water
Brenda@auburnkendall.com or 508-251-9446
1/11/2017

One Bedroom and Studios located on The Grid District - $775 and up

We offer a 7 unique buildings and 500 Apartments on Franklin Street in Worcester Ma. The Grid District also has The Brew and Techni restaurants currently open.Coming soon in the Spring 2017 the Beer Garden, Pie and Pint, a Comedy Club, Craft and Sticks.
To learn more go to thegriddistrict.com
leasing@thegriddistrict.com
Posted 1/11/2017

February--Bedroom in 1st Floor Apt located between University and Memorial - $550/mo (utilities and internet included)

Jan 29 to Feb 25: Bedroom available to sublet in the 1st floor apt of a 2-story house on 4 Liscomb, right off of Shrewsbury Street (lots of restaurants!) and Belmont Street (Route 9). Half-mile walk to the UMass Med Campus and a mile from UMass Memorial. Apartment is shared with a fourth year medical student and a postdoc.
Apartment has a large living room, kitchen and bathroom shared among three people. There is also a fireplace in the living room for extra holiday warmth. Washer and dryer in the basement. Ample street parking. Large lawn. Room furnished.
John Bostrom, john.bostrom@umassmed.edu
Posted 1/11/2017

$1,350 Beautiful 2 Bed/2 Bath SUPER Modern Condo Close to UMASS!

Luxury 2 Bedroom Condo w/ Balcony GARAGE Parking!! TWO Full Bath, Close to UMass, Very Efficient to Heat & Cool this Unit! Granite Kitchen w/ Stainless Steel Appliances, Off Street Parking + Central Air !!
Available NOW!
Please Contact Steve Minor of RE/MAX Advantage 1-
508-459-5526
SteveM.Minor@gmail.com
Posted 1/11/2017

$1150 1 Bedroom Modern Condo @ Shrewsbury Green! Close to Umass w/ HEAT Included!

Renovated 1 Bedroom @ Shrewsbury Green w/ Heat + Hot Water Included! New hardwood Flooring, Tile in kitchen + Bathroom, Dishwasher, Gas Stove, Huge King Size Bedrooms w/ Great Closet Space + Private Balcony !!
Available NOW!
Please Contact Steve Minor of RE/MAX Advantage 1
508-459-5526
SteveM.Minor@gmail.com
Posted 1/11/2017

$900 2 Bed Clean Unit w/ Laundry! Close to UMASS!

Very Nice 2 Bedroom Apartment off Shrewsbury St, Hardwoods, Big Open Kitchen, SS Appliances, Great Size Bedrooms, Modern Bathroom & Laundry Included
Available NOW!
Please Contact Steve Minor of RE/MAX Advantage 1
508-459-5526
SteveM.Minor@gmail.com
Posted 1/11/2017

Short or Longer term: Lovely Two rooms on private floor, hardwood floors - $195/week

Newly Remodeled lovely 2-Rooms on Private floor with private bath:
$195/week or $225/week (large room).
Discount rate available depends on the length of stay.
Those are one large bedroom, one medium sized bedroom, plus a bathroom on private floor available for rent. 
Quiet house, all new windows, new plumbing and heating system, energy efficient with gas powered hot water heating baseboard. 
Less than 3 miles from Umass, a few minutes by car, or 10 minutes bus ride (walking distance to Union Station-Bus Hub in Worcester). Parking available 
NON-smokers, NO pets.
Contact for a showing!
drlune_gm@hotmail.com
Posted 1/6/2017

Need male or female for waterfront house on lake ave 2 miles from Umass - $630/month

Looking for a male/female roommate for our lakefront house. 2 miles from Umass. Backyard is Lake Quinsigamond, dock included. Great for swimming, boating, and ice skating. You will be living with 4 young professionals (3 male, 1 female, ages 27-30) working in various fields.
Rent includes all utilities, wireless internet, cable + DVR, Household items like detergents, soaps, paper towels, toilet paper, Monthly house cleaners, Washer, dryer, dishwasher, Free parking (2 spots in driveway, plentiful street parking for the rest)
We ask: no smokers, no pets, no drama.
Available 2/1/17
alicia.lydecker@gmail.com
Posted 1/6/2017

RENOVATED 2BR/1BA WALKING DIST TO UMASS! LISCOMB ST! $1195 with hot water included

RENOVATED 2 bedroom apartment with FREE Hot water, Large Renovated Eat in Kitchen with Dishwasher, Spacious bedrooms with huge closets and ceiling fans, Living room with built in A/C, updated bathroom and more!!
Great Management with over 30 years of experience, 24 hour maintenance, on site laundry facilities (coin operated), assigned parking spots, rubbish and snow removal, and more!!
Contact for pictures and/or a showing!
14 Liscomb Street Worcester, MA
Laine Margolin: lmargolin@micozzimanagement.com or call: 508-726-4780
Posted 1/5/2017

RENOVATED 2BR/1BA - ALVARADO AVE!! WALK TO UMASS!! - $1295 with hot water included

Current undergoing renovation at 33 Alvarado Ave - 2 bedroom apartment with FREE Hot water, Large Renovated Eat in Kitchen, separate dining area, Spacious bedrooms with huge closets and ceiling fans, Living room with built in A/C, renovated bathroom and more!!
Great Management with over 30 years of experience, 24 hour maintenance, on site laundry facilities (coin operated), assigned parking spots, rubbish and snow removal, and more!!
33 Alvarado Ave - Contact for pictures and/or a showing!
Laine Margolin: lmargolin@micozzimanagement.com or call: 508-726-4780
Posted 1/5/2017

Garage Parking! Luxury 2BR 2 Full Bath Condo! Very Efficient! Walk to UMass - $1400

Luxury 2 Bedroom Condo, GARAGE Parking!! TWO Full Bath, Close to UMass, Very Efficient to Heat & Cool this Unit! Granite Kitchen w/ Stainless Steel Appliances, Off Street Parking + Central Air !!
PLEASE CONTACT PAUL LATINO AT RE/MAX ADVANTAGE 1 DIRECT: (774)-437-2200 OR EMAIL: PaulLatino1@gmail.com
Posted 1/5/2017

GORGEOUS APARTMENT COMPLETELY REMODELED WITH GARAGE PARKING - $1650

Gorgeous 2 bedroom apartment completely remodeled located in a nice residential neighborhood only a 10 minute drive to UMass. Custom kitchen offers all top of the line stainless steel appliances, new stove, new refrigerator, new dishwasher, quartz countertops, brand new cabinets, gleaming mahogany hardwood floors, in unit washer/dryer. The entire apartment is newly painted, recess lighting, huge walk-in closets, lots of storage space. New high efficiency gas heating system. Great location, wonderful neighborhood. Garage parking. For photos or showing email request to: towerealty@gmail.com
Posted 1/5/2017

Just what the doctor ordered - $1,150.00 per month

This warm, spacious, and comfortable ONE bedroom apartment is a short 3 minute walk to U-Mass campus. Directly across Belmont Street.
The apartment is on the first floor of a 2-family home that features four rooms on the first floor PLUS a private laundry room and an activity room in the basement. The basement has a walk out door to the back yard. Included: some furniture, washer and dryer, hardwood floors, kitchen appliances, private driveway. Also heat, hot water, and electricity are included. NO pets are allowed.
Call John @ 508 341-9413
Posted 1/4/2017

Updated 5BR house near hospitals - $2200

Completely updated 5BR, 2Ba house. Large rooms, high ceilings, large new windows. Offstreet parking, Laundry onsite, back yard, private porches and entrances. Living room, dining room, office, family room. Granite and tile kitchen and baths. Energy efficient gas heat and water. Walking distance to Memorial. Less than 2 miles to UMass and St V's. Close to downtown, shopping, park, highway. Available now. Fully applianced. Partially furnished. dbrown0101@gmail.com
Pictures at https://get.google.com/u/1/albumarchive/109684432119322673311/album/AF1QipOFXUeW0mSpZGUv4Radbxob9i98wYDIkSoADbeQ 
508-454-2459
Posted 1/4/2017

The Green at Shrewsbury REMODELED - $1400

GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!! BE THE FIRST TO LIVE IN THIS NEWLY RENOVATED 2 BEDROOM SECOND FLOOR EAST FACING CONDOMINIUM IN THE DESIRABLE GREEN AT SHREWSBURY CONDOMINIUMS. GAS FOR HEAT, COOKING, & HOT WATER ARE INCLUDED IN THE RENT. NEWER APPLIANCES INCLUDING OVER RANGE MICROWAVE OVEN. NEWER TILE FLOORS IN KITCHEN ALONG WITH NEWER CABINETS, NEWER LAMINATE HARDWOODS IN LIVING ROOM, BERBER CARPET IN BEDROOMS, BATHROOM UPGRADES, AND MORE!!! PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED COMMUNITY WITH SEASONAL PLANTING SCHEDULES ENHANCE THE CURB APPEAL. 1 ASSIGNED PARKING SPACE. ADDITIONAL PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE.
Walter 774-386-4988
Posted 1/3/2017

GREAT COMMUTER LOCATION! New RENOVATIONS 2bdrm,fncd-in yard,single-fam home - $189,500.00

REDUCED PRICE! MOTIVATED SELLER! CHARMING 2 bedroom BUNGALOW. A 1st time home buyer's dream! Centrally located for convenient access to UMASS & all surrounding hospitals & schools. 2bd/1bath home with fenced-in yard. Brand new kitchen, New insulation throughout & new windows, gas stove, new hot water tank, furnace, hardwoods, a car port & so much more. Great starter home. FURNITURE INCLUDED!
JONELLE GAROFOLI Re/Max Vision Cell: 508-340-0749 email: jonellegarofoli@gmail.com
Posted 1/3/2017

Private Room & Bath in Brittan Square - $600

Private Room in large home in Worcester. The whole home has just been completely renovated. The room is 12 x 12 feet, with Queen bed, LCD TV, Apple TV + HBO, work desk, A/C, and closet.
Available Feb 1 - September 30
617-599-3977
Posted 1/3/2017

Audubon Plantation Ridge. U-Mass close, Great Apartment Living. $1500

Audubon Plantation Ridge. A luxury apartment community walking distance to U-Mass medical school. The Oak floor plan is 733sqft of luxury living nine foot ceiling, modern black appliance with breakfast bar, washer & dryer in unit. Heat and hot water is included. When you are home enjoy our fitness center, tennis courts and heated pool. U-Mass is a preferred employer you which you may qualify for a reduce security deposit.
Please visit our web site Audubon Plantation Ridge.com or call our leasing office to schedule your personalize tour.
Robert Herman 508-799-7299
Posted 1/3/2017

Newely furnished room for rent - $600 all included

Room for rent with new bed, new desk, hardwood floors and large closet.The Home is located 2.4 miles and 8 min to u-mass med by car.Directly on bus route.Currently renting to a post doc and a med student who are both leaving Jan 27th.You will have a fully equipped kitchen to use with all new appliances washerdryer,dishwasher,
Microwave.There is both cable and WiFi.I also live here with my 12lb Maltese.
Rkelley267@gmail.com
Posted 1/3/2017

Room for rent with new Fireplace and new refrigerator - $625 all included

Room for rent 8 min to u-mass and 2.4 by car. Directly on busroute.Currently renting to post doc who will be leaving the end of January.The rent includes fully applianced kitchen with washer dryer,dish washer,microwave.The room has a walkin closet and hardwood floors.There is full cable and WiFi.There are 2 bedrooms for rent. I live here with my 12lb Maltese.
Rkelley267@gmail.com
Posted 1/3/2017

One bedroom 5 minute walk to UMass - $950

One bedroom unit, 5 minute walk to UMass Medical center, private home rent includes all utilities, WiFi, laundry and parking privileges. Available January 5th.
coburn_gc@yahoo.com
Posted 1/3/2017

Room 5 minute walk to UMass - $200 per week

Room in private home 5 minute walk to UMass Medical Center, room has WiFi, kitchen, laundry and parking privileges. Available January 28 ideal for rotations and short or long term stays.
coburn_gc@yahoo.com
Posted 1/3/2017

Private Cottage Near UMass - $800/month

Available for rent in January for only $800/month (plus utilities). A wonderful, private unit, only ~12 min away from UMass and sits on a small hillside overlooking Flint Pond. There is a fire pit in the backyard, cookout area on the side of the cottage, private driveway and wonderful views of Flint Pond outside the back of the unit. First/last/security deposit required. No pets please. Please call 508-769-9015 if you are interested.
508-769-9015
Posted 12/29/2016

Furnished 3 bedroom 2 baths brick house WALKING DISTANCE TO UMASS - 1800.00 PLUS UTILITIES

Beautiful 3 bed 2 bath brick house in great respectful family neighborhood walking distance to Umass Medical.
Upscale clean Female preferred as the décor in bedrooms are female oriented.
No smoking no pets
4 car driveway large yard Nice play to call home for awhile!
wifi flat panel tv wall mounted 2 couches in living room
tiled bathrooms
myparis15@hotmail.com
Posted 12/28/2016

Beautiful Single Family Home - 5 mins Drive to UMASS - $1800 Negotiable

1350 SQFT of Freshly Painted with New Carpet in a 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath single family home available for rent starting Jan 1st week. Additional 650 sqft of Partially finished basement.
Nice SF attached home with lots of space on Cul-De-Sac with Large Living Room/Dining area with fireplace. Nice size kitchen that leads out to your backyard deck. Large master with skylights and walkup to 3rd level loft, this would make great office space, lots of natural light. Partially finished basement with walkout. Near Lake Park, and Rts 9, Route 290, 20 and Mass Pike for commuting or only a few minutes drive to
vsuresh3@gmail.com
Posted 12/28/2016

A Beautiful and furnished one bedroom Apartment near Umass - $1200

Fully furnished and modern one bedroom apartment ( Living room,Bedroom, Bathroom with a fully equipped Kitchen)
Washer/Dryer in Unit
Central Heating and Double glazed
Air Conditioning
Modern Furniture
Reserved Packing
Pet Allowed
Available for now.
josephpacker@outlook.com or 2242449492
Posted 12/28/2016

Looking for a room. Walking distance to UMASS Med. School. . Jan16th-Feb17t - $500-900

I am a scientist that will be visiting the Neurobiology Department of UMASS starting January 16th to February-17th. Looking for a furnished room or 1 bedroom apartment near UMASS.
Price is negotiable.
diegohernanrayes@gmail.com
Posted 12/27/2016

Walk to u mass med school - $1800 rent laundry in apt

Complete renovation all new walk to u mass med school
Laundry in apt off st parking 3 bD rm
All hard wood
John 617 839 5208
Posted 12/27/2016

Walk to UMass! Nice 1st Floor (3)BR! Parking! Hurry! (Jan 1st) - $1100

Nice 1st Floor (3)BR Apartment, Hardwoods Throughout, Open Kitchen, Modern Bathroom, Big Bedrooms, Laundry Included, Driveway Parking, Nice Yard, Short Walk to UMass !!
PLEASE CONTACT PAUL LATINO AT RE/MAX ADVANTAGE 1 DIRECT: (774)-437-2200 OR EMAIL: PaulLatino1@gmail.com
Posted 12/21/2016

1 BEDROOM, HEAT/HOT WATER INCLUDED $1350 UNFURNISHED OR $1550 FURNISHED - HEAT/HOT WATER INCLUDED

Looking for a short 5 minute walk to UMASS without giving up the comfort of tranquil living....Well look no further! This 1 bedroom hidden gem is nestled in a quiet residential private neighborhood. Your new home will boast a spacious kitchen, a large airy bedroom with ample closet spaces and a modern bathroom. In the spring you can relax and enjoy your morning coffee on the large private balcony while you do your laundry in the full size washer and dryer. This apartment comes furnished or unfurnished. Whatever you preference and includes heat and hot water.
Stephanie- #508-340-2260 or steph.stasi@gmail.com call, text, or email
Posted 12/20/2016

2-B/R on Lincoln Street - $1,000/mo.

Clean 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartment conveniently located minutes from downtown Worcester, UMass Medical School and Lincoln Shopping Plaza. Freshly painted and newly carpeted. Kitchen has Dishwasher, fridge, garbage disposal, & gas stove. Gas Heat. Private Porch overlooking parking and adjacent to backyard. Assigned parking space. Snow removal included. Common laundry on same floor. No pets and non-smoking building. Utilities excluded. Subject to condo association approval, background and credit checks.
Available December, 2016. Last month's rent and security deposit required.
Tomgv@netzero.net
Posted 12/20/2016

Looking for accomodation from Dec 26 - $500-700

I am a female looking for accomodation near UMass Med school Worcester. I will be arriving on 26th Dec and will be working as a Postdoc at UMASS. I will prefer private bed and bath and walkable distance to school. Please respond to this listing with apartment details.
Thank you,
Jyothi
dhuguru_jyothi@yahoo.com
Posted 12/20/2016

Princeton Place

UMass Medical students, residents and faculty are first class at Princeton Place! You are pre-approved and your total move in costs are just $99! Other specials and incentives may apply. 
Princeton Place is located one half mile from the UMass Medical Center, at 285 Plantation Street and has been providing housing for UMass Medical Center since 1986! Free cable television service is included in the rent, apartment homes feature amazing closet space, applianced kitchens and washer & dryer connections in every apartment. At Princeton Place, come enjoy free wireless Internet at our cyber cafe, workout on gym-quality fitness equipment or just relax in our modern clubhouse. You will also enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and welcoming monthly resident activities. 
Short term corporate furnished apartments are also available. 
One & Two bedroom apartments from only 1095 to 1310 
Princeton Place - Worcester 
tjackson@princetonproperties.com  

Employment Opportunities

Teaching opportunities within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will be posted as they become available.

NO OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

Graduate Achievements

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences publishes student outcome data for a number of areas, including completion data, publication data and career outcome data. Additionally, post graduate information for Clinical & Population Health Research graduates is available.

Non Academic Opportunities

Bootstrappers

The Bootstrappers is a student-led group facilitating informal learning communities among Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students and postdocs.
Student Leader: Jill Moore
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Graduate Student Body Committee (GSBC) 

The Graduate Student Body Council (GSBC) is a group of elected students who serve as the voice of graduate students on campus. By serving on committees with faculty, we represent student interests and help in decision-making. An important goal of the GSBC is to keep graduate students informed about new policies regarding their thesis work.  We gain insight from students about changes they would like to see happen at UMass Medical School and work hard to implement these changes. One of our major goals is to further relationships between graduate students on campus, in addition to interprofessional relationships with both the medical and nursing students. The GSBC encourages fellow colleagues in their studies, hosting events for first-year students during their core coursework. We offer social events throughout the year to foster friendships and support groups and hold local volunteer activities such as Working for Worcester and Habitat for Humanity. We also partner with the Career and Professional Development group and host events for students that help prepare them for their career path of interest. 
President Co-Chairs: Devyn Oliver, Rebecca Riding
Faculty Leaders: Mary Ellen Lane, Anthony Carruthers
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GSBS Cares 

GSBS Cares is a community service organization with elected chairs from the GSBS, but seeking involvement from all three schools.
Student Chairs: David Bing, Livio Dukaj

Industry Exploration (IndEx) Program

The primary objective of the group is to provide both graduate students and postdocs an opportunity to explore PhD-level careers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. We organize site visits in the Massachusetts and New England area to allow trainees to observe company cultures, learn about the structure and function of industry research and enhance their knowledge of careers in industry. The program also provides an opportunity to interact directly and network with industry professionals and obtain valuable career guidance.
Student Chairperson: Victoria (Ruhl) Pedanou
Faculty Advisors: Anthony Imbalzano, Cynthia Fuhrmann, Morgan Thompson
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International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) Student Chapter

This student chapter will meet regularly to discuss pharmacoepidemiology methods, share research in progress, and provide peer review.
Student Representative: Shao-Hsien Liu 
Faculty co-advisors:
Kate Lapane, Christine Ulbricht

MassTERi Entrepreneurship Club (eClub)

The Entrepreneurship Club (eClub) is a student and post-doctoral fellow-led initiative that was launched in 2014 as one of the key elements to the MassTERi program.
The MassTERi eClub has three goals: 1) Develop a community of entrepreneurs at UMMS that includes students, post-docs, staff, and faculty; 2) Inspire and foster an entrepreneurial culture at UMMS in both
basic and translational research; 3) Provide opportunities for networking with a global community of innovators, scientists, and investors, as well as business and legal professionals.
eClub events are short and intense, and are designed to help participants gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to be successful entrepreneurs.
Steering Committee Members: Regino Mercado-Lubo, Shuwen Cao, Socheata "Soki" Ly, Kaycee Quarles
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MD/PhD Student Advisory Committee (MD/PhD SAC)

The MD/PhD SAC consists of students representing all MD/PhD class years and handles changes in MD/PhD programming and the organization of the MD/PhD retreat.
Student Leader: Jason Yang
Faculty Leader: Gyongyi Szabo

Student Government Alliance (SGA) 

Established in 2011, the UMMS Student Government Alliance (SGA) is the overarching student governance body. The SGA consists of the two elected officials from each school’s student governance group and the student trustee. The SGA promotes student communication and collaboration across the three schools, and serves as a resource for communicating and working with campus administration. The SGA provides representation for students across the three schools on Faculty Council and Executive Council and other campus-wide governing bodies and committees. The SGA reports to the provost, and addresses matters of importance to students and submits recommendations expressing student views and concerns to administration (provost). The SGA oversees the campus student trustee election process. The SGA has a faculty advisor appointed by the provost and in accordance with their bylaws, the provost meets with the SGA at least once per semester (fall and spring).
Student Leaders: Philip Feinberg, Rachel Meyer, Alison Philbrook, Rebecca Riding, Yevin Roh, Caille Souza, Camilla Yu

Faculty Leader: Kendall Knight

Three Schools Committee (TSC) 

The TSC is composed of students from the SOM, GSN, and GSBS. This committee is charged with organizing events that appeal to students of all schools. 
Student Leaders: Evelyn Erickson, Zachary Kennedy
Faculty Leader: Kendall Knight

Retention and Graduation Rates

Time to Completion

Mean time to completion

 

A study by the National Academy of Sciences Graduate study in the Biomedical Sciences - 1995-2005*

Median time to completion*Taken from the NRC's A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States. This study surveyed more than 5,000 doctoral programs at 212 universities in 2005/2006 over the period 1995 - 2005.

 

GSBS Detailed Non-completion Story

non-completion story*Students lost during academic year/cohort class size

 

UMMS GSBS Attrition vs Completion Rate (%)

Attrition vs Completion

Student Body Demographics

Total Number of Students   373
     
Gender    
   Female   197
   Male   176
     
Ethnicity    
   Hispanic   18
   Black   12
   Asian   33
   Native American   1
   White   134
   Not Known   41
     
International Students   134
     
States of the Union Represented   38
     
World Continents Represented   5
(North America, South America,
Africa, Europe, Asia)
   

 

 

Student Complaint Procedures

Complaints and grievances regarding Disability Accommodations, Appropriate Treatment of Learners, and Title IX are reviewed at the university campus level. 

For appeals and grievances regarding GSBS-specific issues, such as grade for course work, research progress, or milestones, honor code violations, and course waiver decisions, please see the Appeals section of the Student Handbook.  

For questions about how a complaint should be directed, please consult the GSBS Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Withdrawal Procedures

You can review the withdrawal procedures for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in the Student Handbook.

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