Degree Programs

MD Program (4 years)

The University of Massachusetts Medical School's MD program pledges to provide students with a comprehensive and personally rewarding medical education. We aim to prepare our graduates to be caring, competent, and productive physicians serving a diversity of patients and communities. Whether a student plans to practice in primary care or pursue subspecialty training, the educational program at UMass Medical School is designed to develop the foundational competencies required of all physicians. 


Our curriculum emphasizes early patient care exposure from the first weeks of medical school to help students develop strong clinical skills in communication, clinical problem solving and professionalism. Students are encouraged to engage in student activism, service and advocacy within the community. Our courses and clerkships are continuously reviewed to keep pace with the rapidly changing science of medicine, the evolving standards of professional medical practice, and state-of-the-art educational methods necessary for teaching and learning in the technological age.

MD/PhD Program (MSTP)

UMMS strives to train outstanding physician scientists who will make significant contributions to health care and become leaders in academic medicine. In addition to the traditional MD coursework, students in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) will have the opportunity to pursue research in cutting-edge fields under the guidance of our world-class faculty members. 

MD/PhD students select a thesis mentor from a broad range of faculty and disciplines across nine research programs. Below, you can find links to each of the programs in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

labcrop3Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Cancer Biology
Cell Biology
Clinical & Populational Health Research 
Immunology and Microbiology 
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
Translational Science



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