Resident Recruitment Program

Thank you for your interest in the University of Massachusetts Medical School's (UMMS) Resident Recruitment Program (RRP). The RRP's goal is to enhance the diversity of our residents and residency programs in order to better serve Worcester County's growing multi-cultural population. The offices of Student Affairs, Undergraduate Medical Education and Diversity and Equal Opportunity sponsor the program. 

The UMMS Resident Recruitment Program is pleased to offer 4th year underrepresented medical students from Allopathic/LCME accredited schools the opportunity to participate in a four-week subsidized elective with UMass Memorial Health Care and its' affiliated hospitals. This is a great opportunity for 4th year medical students to view our residency programs first hand. We general accept three medical students into the program per year. We do require that your elective is in the specialty you are applying to for residency. A list of our Residency Programs can be found at .

Dr. Maria Garcia, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Diversity will provide mentoring and career advising to students accepted into the Resident Recruitment Program. In addition, the accepted studens are given a stipend to help defray their approved elective's transportation expenses, food, and housing along with reimbursement of their $65 visiting student administrative fee. 

The Resident Recruitment Program runs from July to December only.  2014 Summer and Fall Academic Elective dates are as follows:

        M1     June 30, 2014 – July 25, 2014 
        M2     July 28, 2014 – August 22, 2014 
        M3     August 25, 2014 – September 19, 2014 
        M4     September 22, 2014 – October 17, 2014 
        M5     October 20, 2014 – November 14, 2014 
        M6     November 17, 2014 – December 12, 2014 

A list of UMass electives can be found at

Please review our Visiting Student Guidelines and file an application with the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) at . UMass will begin accepting Visiting Student Applications on March 1st; however, applications will not be considered until April 1st. Priority in scheduling electives is given to UMass students until April 1st of each academic year. All applications received before April 1st will be keep on file and considered in the order in which they were received. 

Students can download and review the Resident Recruitment Program brochure with guidelines located in the left hand side bar.  Please upload your RRP application and your official Step 1 score to the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) as supplemental documents For additional information about the program or t
o request an application, please e-mail or phone:

Janice M. Robert
Resident Recruitment Program
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Office of Student Affairs Rm. S1-131
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA  01655
Tele: (508) 856-8019