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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 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 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 

Clery Act

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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 

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Jesse Edwards, Director, Diversity and Inclusion,

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.



....CALL MIKE FOR A VIEWING...508-574-5816/508-756-3134.....
Posted 2/24/2017

1 bedroom in a 2bed 1.5 bath apartment (Princeton Place Apartments) - $643

I am a Postdoctoral Associate in RTI at the UMass Med school and I am looking for a roommate in my 2 bed 1.5 bath apartment. The apartment is within walking distance to UMass medical school, and is in a good neighborhood in Worcester. Please email me if you are interested.
Posted 2/24/2017

Almost live on campus! Walk to Umass - 650$

I am looking for a roommate in 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom apartment near Umass.
The apartment is furnished and there is one parking spot available. I am a graduate student at Umass and you will be sharing the house with me. All utilities are included in the rent. The room is available from now to mid June. Please e-mail me for specific details and questions. Thank you.
Posted 2/24/2017

Shrewsbury 1 br 1 miles from UMASS - $1200

Beautifully located on old mill pond, this 5 unit colonial home offers 900 sq ft 1 br 1 bath apartment. Newer kitchen cabinets, appliances, hardwood floors, laundry on site, off street parking. Available April 1, 2017. Call Bill @ 508-832-2907 or Steve @ 508-612-3595 for appointment. No pets please.
Pictures avalaible.
Posted 2/24/2017

Spacious 2 BR West Side Apt. Available 3/1 - $1300/month

Huge 2 BR apartment in a great West Side location available March 1st. The apartment has 2 large bedrooms, a kitchen with island and pantry, living room, dining room, modern bathroom and porch. An open floor plan with hardwood floors, crown molding, and built-in cabinetry add to the charm of the unit. Lots of windows allow for plenty of natural light. Ample street parking available. Close to public transportation with easy access to Worcester State and Assumption College, and within walking distance from local restaurants and coffee shops.
$1300 monthly rent includes hot water, but not other
Posted 2/23/2017

1 Bedroom apt with a den; approx 5 miles from Umass; $825 plus utilities

$825 plus utilities .. Burncoat-Greendale.. 3rd floor; apartment with slanted ceilings; modern windows; bath; gas heat; hardwood floors; living room with a large walk in storage closet; eat in kitchen; large bedroom with walk in closet; extra room used as a den; electric stove; refrigerator; washer & dryer in the basement; large, private yard with a picnic area; first & last month rent.. small pet ok but must have excellent pet references; references; 5 miles to Umass Medical...deleaded apt; owner lives on property !!! possible garage available for extra $75..
Posted 2/22/2017

May 1st! Luxury 1 BR Steps from UMASS (Electricity Included)!! $1000

Luxury 1 BR Steps from UMASS!(Electricity Included) Newly Renovated, Eat-in Kitchen w/ Dishwasher, Tile, Hardwood Floors, Large Bedroom/ Living Room, Modern Bathroom, Private Deck, Washer/Dryer in Unit & Driveway Parking !!
Posted 2/22/2017

One Bedroom Apartment - $925

One bedroom, with large living hall, well ventilated, newly renovated.
Heat and Hot water included. 5 minutes walk to UMASS medical School. Available Immediately next month March-2017. You may contact to see the apartment any time. or
Posted 2/22/2017

Looking for a female roommate to share a 2Br apartment in Princeton Place - $660/month

I am intending to rent a 2Br apartment in Princeton Place around 15th March.
Want to find a female roommate to share.
Unfurnished. Rent include utilities. Close to Umass.
Posted 2/22/2017

Beautiful 2 Bedroom Apartment for Rent - $950/Month

Off Heywood Street - Worcester
2 Bedrooms, 2nd Floor, Open Floor Plan, Full Appliances including Washer/Dryer (like new), Spacious Living Area, Smart Looking Kitchen, Pantry, Bathroom, Clean, Live-In Landlord, Off-Street Parking
Easy Access to All Routes, Quiet, Non-Smokers, No Pets Please… $950/Month+Utilities 1st/Last/Security
Posted 2/22/2017

Finding a roommate to rent a 2bed apartment @princeton Place - $650

I am finding a female roommate to co-rent a two-bed apartment in Princeton Place from 15th March. Close to Umass. All the facilities are included. But the apartment is unfurnished.
Posted 2/22/2017

2-bed room apt for rent - $975 per month

2 bed room apt, and 1 bath, about 1 mile to UMASS medical center, on Olga Ave (off Belmont St) in Worcester. Available on Mrach 1, 2017.
Street parking
Posted 2/15/2017

Funished 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms next to umass - $1400

Fully furnished 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms next to umass, This apartment is available fully furnished with dedicated secure parking Large fully kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer, Open plan living room with sofa and french doors leading with table and chairs. Good size bathroom with modern fittings and shower over bath; Spacious two bedrooms with bed, wardrobe and drawer. Ample storage space.Surrounded by entertainment, shopping. and dining. or 415-630-7395
Posted 2/14/2017


Brand new 2 bedroom apartment offers all new stainless steel appliances, new stove, new refrigerator, new dishwasher, quartz countertops, custom cabinets, mahogany hardwood floors & in unit washer/dryer. Recess lighting, huge walk-in closets and lots of storage. Apartment has high efficiency gas heating. Great location, nice neighborhood, garage parking and 10 minute drive to UMass. Email for photos:
To request a showing send an email to schedule.
Posted 2/14/2017

Spacious 1-bedroom by Elm Park, Heating Included - $800 

Over by Elm Park. 1-bedroom, safe area. $800/month, LAUNDRY and HEAT INCLUDED! Spacious living room and bedroom, and eat-in kitchen. Driveway and plenty of street parking. Great area and nice neighbors! Available March 1st.; Rachel: 617-997-6245
Posted 2/14/2017

Subletting furnished room 5 mins walk to school - $485

One furnished room in a 3-bedroom house on Dustin street, about 5 minutes walk to campus. The kitchen is fully furnished (with two fridges as a plus). The room is furnished with twin-size bed, big studying desk and chair. Washer and dryer are downstair. There is a nice bar downstair, and a free large room that can be used as a gym. Internet and electricity are not included. The landlord pays gas. You would share a room with a nice, hard-working male med student from UMassMed.
Please email to if interested.
Posted 2/14/2017


Nice Furnished bedroom, Walk to School - $400-600

One room available on March 22, 2017, it is in 4 bed, 2 bath.
$400/room/month, plus split utilities, for year lease
$550/month, utilities included. month to month.
one room available on Feb. 28, 2017,
$480/room/month, plus split utilities, it is in 3 bed, 1 bath.
$600/month utilities included. month to month.
Roommates are PhD, PostDoc, and professional 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.
off street parking
Posted 2/10/2017

$960/ 1bd,1bth, condo,(Grafton,MA) - * $960.00 * Furnished/Unfurnished neg.

Recent renovated 1bd., 1bath condo walk to golf, minutes to commuter rail , I-90, Rt 146. App 15 min. to UMass Med. Furnished,updated kitchen appliances included,granite flooring, laudry in 1st level, bamboo floors at living/dinning rms., crown moulding/chair rail& new paint. 2 private parking spaces.
Top floor of 2-1/2 story brick, cheap utilities. perfect Umass Med pro/student, golf fan, charming town common, min 3-month rental view after 2/14/17, available after 2/22/17 (OWNER MAYBE OPEN TO A 10 MONTH LEASE)
Posted 2/10/2017


NEW CONSTRUCTION 6 HOUSE SUB DIVISION WITH KIDS PARK- Last Unit Available NOW- One of a kind newly constructed luxury large 4 bed/5 bath semi detached home near U Mass in most desirable Shrewsbury. Top floor includes 4 bed rooms with Master suite (and home office), laundry room and fully tiled 2 baths. A great family room, breath taking modern kitchen, large eat-in, full bath and a gorgeous living room with gas fireplace at the middle floor. Guest entertainment area, mom's handy 2nd Kitchen and gorgeous bath room at Ground level with 2 car garage attached.
contact Rich at 7746410851
Posted 2/10/2017

A Beautiful and furnished one bedroom Apartment near Umass - $1100

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. or 224-244-9492
Posted 2/7/2017

Room for rent Fitchburg, MA - $500/month plus split utilities

Room for rent in two story two bedroom apartment. Must love cats, I have two kittens. $500 for room/month plus split internet and electric. Heat, hot water and cooking gas are included. Must undergo a background check through the complex housing board. Located in a safe neighborhood, lots of families and children. Washer and dryer not in unit, but on site two houses down.
Posted 2/7/2017

1 bedroom available/3 min walk to Umass Medical School/ Seeking female room - $450

One bedroom available in a 2 bed room house from March 11
$450 plus split utilities (wifi, heat and electricity)
House is located in Rena Street. Quite and safe neighborhood.
Washer and dryer available.
Roommate is a PhD from Umass Med.
No pets allowed.
Posted 2/7/2017

Furnished spacious bedroom 5 minutes walk to UMASS. $500 (utilities not included)

A bright and spacious room in an apartment located on Carver Street only 5 minutes walking distance from UMASS.
One bath, large living area, kitchen (with a big refrigerator, stove, oven and closets), a laundry room (washer & dryer) within the unit plus off-street parking. Bedroom furnished with a bed, mattress, desk, chair, dresser and large closet. The room is available February 15th for $500 months plus utilities (WIFI, electricity and gas) shared with a young male UMASS professional housemate. Premises great for students and young professionals.
Call or text me at (218) 310 5876 or email at
Posted 2/7/2017

Prescription for a beautiful apartment. - $ 1,200.00 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. Monthly rent is $ 1,200.00
Call John @ 508 341-9413
Posted 2/7/2017

Townhome in Rolling Oaks Condominiums - $1500/month

Two bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom, 1200+ square foot townhome for rent in established complex. It is fully applianced with a dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, microwave, disposal and washer/dryer. This home features a one car attached garage, basement storage, a deck and abundant closet space. It has just been repainted and newly carpeted. It is 5 minutes from Route 20 and the MA Pike, and 10 minutes to the UMass Medical Campus and downtown Worcester.
Justine Rogers 508-361-1472
Posted 2/7/2017

One bedroom 5 minute walk to UMass - $950

One bedroom unit, private home, 5 minute walk to UMass Medical Ctr. Rent includes all utilities, WiFi,off street parking, patio and a country setting. Available February 10th. Unit is for one individual.
Posted 2/7/2017

Room 5 minute walk to UMass - $200 per week

Room for rent in private home, 5 minute walk to UMass by the week or month. Furnished, WiFi, laundry and kitchen privileges. Ideal for visiting researchers or medical students on rotation.
Posted 2/7/2017

FURNISHED ROOM, LARGE CLOSET $500/mo - $500/month plus split utilities

A lovely two story two bedroom apartment in Fitchburg. Looking for a roommate to split rent and utilities. Room is furnished with bed and end tables, large closet. Spacious living room and dining room. Two young cats. Friendly neighborhood. Laundry on site. Close to multiple shopping plazas and Leominster. Please contact via cellphone.
Posted 2/7/2017

DUPLEX! 2BR 1.5 Bath! Deck! Parking! Storage! MODERN! Ready NOW! - $1400

Very Nice Sunderland Rd, 2 Bed 1.5 Bath Duplex w/ Finished Basement + Private Deck! Laundry Hookups, 1 Large Bedroom and 1 Good Size Bedroom, New Tile Floor in Kitchen, Dishwasher, Hardwoods in The Living Room and Bedrooms, Off Street Parking, Storage + Fresh Paint !!
Posted 2/7/2017

2 Bedroom on Plantation! Hardwoods! Ready NOW! Laundry in UNIT! - $950

Spotless 2 BR Apartment in the Plantation St area, Hardwoods, Living Room & Dining Room, Eat-In Kitchen, Laundry Included, Good Size Bedrooms, Bonus Room/Small Office, w/ Off Street Parking !!
Posted 2/7/2017

1 Bedroom Apartment available for rent in March! - $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 apartment 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 is fully furnished or I can rent unfurnished. First, last, and security deposit required.
Stephanie- or 508-340-2260
Posted 2/7/2017

Room for rent. 30 second walk to UMASS. Professional housemates. $550.00

Available March 1st. Furnished/unfurnished bedroom in a housing share next to UMASS. Housemates are co-ed and affiliated with UMASS. Large yard, patio, grill. washer/dryer. House cleaner 2x/month included in rent. Utilities split. off-street parking. no pets. no smokers.
Posted 2/3/2017

Furnished One Bedroom - Next to UMASS. Winneconnett. $850.00

Furnished/unfurnished 1-bedroom apartment. off-street parking, large yard with patio, ample storage. wifi, washer/dryer. new high-efficiency heating system. new windows. Available March 1st.
Posted 2/3/2017

Room for rent - $500

Room for rent in nice fully renovated and spacious colonial. Within two miles of all hospitals, park, downtown. Convenient to highway and shopping. Offstreet parking, private entrance, laundry on site. Wifi included.
Posted 2/3/2017

FURNISHED Studio with GARAGE Parking in North Grafton - $1200.00

Newly furnished 800+ sq ft studio in private home in North Grafton. Hardwood floors, appliances (including washer/dryer) and garage parking for 1 vehicle. All utilities included: electricity, heat, central A/C as well as FiOS tv and Wi-Fi. Plenty of storage with access to the basement and a large yard in a private country setting approximately 1 mile from Tufts and less than 8 miles from UMASS Worcester. Non smoker, no pets. Females only please as entrance is shared with main house. Photos available. Call Gen @ (508) 335-8797.
Gen (508) 335-8797
Posted 2/2/2017

Close to Umass Medical School /Seeking female student / professional - $700.00

Two bedrooms available. One student lives here already. Washer dryer parking heat hot water, electric and wifi Quiet safe neighborhood. References a must.
Available March 1st or March 15, 2017 prefer long term but will consider 6 months. Has deck walk out basement and furnished or unfurnished rooms
email me to set up a time to see the rooms
Posted 2/2/2017

One big bedroom, furnished, utilities included, walk to school - $625

About 3 minute walk to Umass Medical School.
One big bedroom available from March 1st.
$625 / month, free utilities (electricity, gas, water, and WiFi).
Free washer/drier in unit.
Furnished (mattress, desk and a chair)
Great for a student or a professional.
First / Last to move in.
Call or text: 978-799-1481
Posted 2/1/2017

In-law apartment in Shrewsbury - off North Quinsigamond Ave Walk to UMASS - 1400.00

One Bedroom In-law apartment - Full Furnished
Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave.
Kitchen includes coffee pot, pots, pans, dishes, etc.
Two TV's with cable
All utilities are included, heat , hot water, electricity, cable and wifi.
Off street parking for one car
No smoking/pets
First and Last required.
Available April 1, 2017
Contact Angela at 508-791-0958 or
Posted 1/31/2017

Looking for Housing/roomate(s) - $400-800

I am a young 27 year old woman looking for a cheap room to stay in with my very sweet and well-behaved cat. Quiet and clean. Hoping to move in asap, no later than Feb 26th. 
Posted 1/31/2017

Furnished Room-Walking Distance to Umass - $700

I am looking for a male roommate in 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom apartment near Umass.
The apartment is furnished and there is one parking spot available. All utilities are included in the rent. The room will be available between Feb 20 through July. Please e-mail me for specific details and questions. Thank you.
Posted 1/31/2017

1 BR (April 1) in house with great views on Lake Quinsigamond - $550/ month + utlilities

One bedroom available in 3 bedroom house with wonderful view of Lake Quinsigamond in summer and winter. The room is available April 1.
There is a furnished living room, dining room and kitchen to be shared plus 2 bathrooms. Washer and Dryer in basement.
Your bedroom is not furnished.
The house is on the Worcester side of the Lake on Bridle Path and is a short distance by car to University of Mass Medical Center. The other two house mates are young male professionals, one of which is a grad student.
Eric cell (781) 405-0999,
Posted 1/31/2017

$1400 / 2br - 1250ft2 - Perkins Farm Condominiums

Beautiful, newly renovated townhouse with finished basement, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bathrooms, with a brand new kitchen with granite countertops, washer/dryer hookups, off street parking, hardwood floors, 1250 square foot condominium. It is located at 270 Sunderland Avenue in a safe condominium community which is a 5 minute drive to The University of Massachusetts Medical School, to the Massachusetts Turnpike, Route 20 and Route 290. 
You must be a non smoker and have no pets. See the attached link on craigs list: 
Email: or telephone 508-579-4627
Posted 1/31/2017

2 Bedroom Apartment, 5 minutes to Umass, Available March 2017!! - $1650 furnished with Heat/Hot water

Looking for a short 5 minute walk to UMASS without giving up the comfort of tranquil living....Well look no further! This 2 bedroom hidden gem is nestled in a quiet residential private neighborhood. Your new home will boast a spacious kitchen, large airy bedrooms 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 and includes heat and hot water.
Stephanie- #508-340-2260 or call, text, or email
Posted 1/27/2017

RENOVATED 2BR/1BA w/ Dining Room!! Walking Distance to UMASS! 33 Alvarado - $1295 with hot water included

Spacious 2BR apartment located at 33 Alvarado Ave for $1295 with hot water included (new electric baseboard heat with digital thermostats throughout)! The apartment is fully renovated with a newly updated kitchen with refinished cabinets, new countertops and tile flooring throughout the kitchen and dining room, spacious living room open to the dining room and two large bedrooms with updated lighting fixtures, thermostats and brand new carpeting, brand new renovated bathroom with new tile shower, vanity and toilet, and ample closet space.
Laine Margolin - Cell: 508-726-4780 or email:
Posted 1/27/2017

Furnished bedroom, Walk to School - $400-600

One room available on March 22, 2017, it is in 4 bed, 2 bath.
$400/room/month, plus split utilities, for year lease
$550/month, utilities included. month to month.
one room available on Feb. 28, 2017,
$480/room/month, plus split utilities, it is in 3 bed, 1 bath.
$600/month utilities included. month to month.
Roommates are PhD, PostDoc, and professional 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
Posted 1/27/2017

Large Private Bedroom AND Private Bathroom @ Imperial Village Apartments - $725

Looking for a roommate to share a 2bed/2bath apt in Shrewsbury. The neighborhood is very calm, safe and friendly and it's conveniently located right off of route 9 (5min ride to UMass Medical School). The apt is newly renovated. The bedroom available has its own private bathroom. Shared spaces include a balcony, kitchen and living room. The apt complex has an outdoor pool, tennis court, multiple BBQ areas (great for the summer!), free parking and 24hr maintenance...the best thing is no plowing snow during winter (the management takes care of it)! Utilities range between $30-70 each.
Posted 1/27/2017

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  

Employment Opportunities

Teaching Assistants

We are seeking a few students in the fourth year of study or beyond to act as teaching assistants (TAs) for the new Career Pathways Communities launching this Spring. This paid opportunity involves a commitment of ~4 hours per week, mid-March through May.

Your major responsibility will be to act as a Community Leader for one or two communities, co-facilitating the community meetings along with an outside PhD-trained scientist who has experience in the career pathway. As a TA, you will gain experience important for teaching in active-learning classrooms: group facilitation, classroom management, analyzing formative assessments, using and refining lesson plans, working with a co-facilitator, and giving constructive feedback. A further description of the Community Leader role is provided below.

You will work closely with and receive training from Center for Biomedical Career Development (cBCD) staff. As a TA, you will provide feedback that will inform further development of the community experience. You will also gain experience collecting and interpreting evaluation data as part of the cBCD’s educational evaluation efforts funded by our NIH BEST grant.

We are looking for interested students who are willing to commit about 36 hours of work, distributed from mid-March through May. TAs will be paid $630 for this work at the end of the experience. Students on F1 visas are eligible.

If you are selected to be a TA, your research supervisor must provide a brief letter indicating support for your participation. We strongly recommend that you have a preliminary conversation with your supervisor now, so that you can rapidly secure their letter of support upon notification of selection.

If interested, please fill out the application at this link: 

Applications are due by Wednesday, March 1. Review of applications will begin on March 2. Please contact with any questions.

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


The Bootstrappers is a student-led group facilitating informal learning communities among Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students and postdocs.
Student Leader: Jill Moore
More Information

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
More information

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
   Female   197
   Male   176
   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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