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’s 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 generally take about three students 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 http://www.umassmed.edu/gme/program-listings/residency-programs/.

Dr. Maria Garcia, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Diversity, will provide mentoring and career advising to students accepted into the Resident Recruitment Program.  There is also a modest stipend to help pay your approved elective’s transportation expenses, food and housing along with reimbursing your $65 visiting student administrative fee.

The Resident Recruitment Program runs from July to December only.
2015 Summer and Fall Academic Elective dates:

  • M1          June 29, 2015 – July 25, 2015
  • M2          July 27, 2015 – August 21, 2015
  • M3          August 24, 2015 – September 18, 2015
  • M4          September 21, 2015 – October 16, 2015
  • M5          October 19, 2015 – November 13, 2015
  • M6          November 16, 2015 – December 11, 2015

A list of UMass electives can be found on our website at www.umassmed.edu/studentaffairs/electives/list.aspx

Please review our visiting student guidelines and file an application with the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) https://services.aamc.org/20/vsas/ .

UMass will begin accepting Visiting Student Applications on March 1st.  However, applications will not be processed until April 1st.  Priority in scheduling electives is given to UMass students until April 1st of each academic year.  Applications received before April 1st will be kept on file and processed in the order in which they were received. 

Program Applications:

  • Review the RRP guidelines listed in our Brochure and complete the attached application.
  • Upload your complete application and Step 1 scores to the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) as supplemental documents. Don’t forget to assign your documents to UMMS. 

For additional information about the program or to 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
Email: 
Janice.Robert@umassmed.edu 

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