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School of Medicine

As the commonwealth's only public medical school and part of the not-for-profit University of Massachusetts, the School of Medicine takes seriously its mission to serve the people of Massachusetts. We welcome the responsibilities we face in caring for their needs. It meets these challenges by providing clinical staff for public and private institutions, emphasizing training in the primary care specialties and encouraging graduates to practice in the state's underserved areas. 

The UMass Medical School of Medicine was founded in 1962 with the mission to advance the health and well-being of the people of the commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research, and health care delivery with our clinical partners. The School of Medicine educational experience inspires our future physicians and physician scientists to excel in patient care, innovation, discovery, leadership and service.

Our students are highly motivated, intelligent, thoughtful and compassionate. They volunteer to work with community organizations and are fully imbued with the school's commitment to public service. Our faculty have developed a curriculum designed to stimulate and support students in the acquisition of advanced knowledge and skills, while instilling compassionate attitudes and values so that they may best serve their patients.

Students in the School of Medicine are educated in a range of medical disciplines with an emphasis on training for practice in general medicine and primary care specialties in the public sector. Our clinical partner is UMass Memorial Health Care, with two acute care hospitals in Worcester. Clinical education is also conducted at a number of affiliated community hospitals and health centers in the region.

In all that we do, we place the highest priority on respect for the dignity and diversity of the members of the medical school community - patients, students, faculty, employees and volunteers. We are committed to supporting their professional, intellectual and emotional growth so they may have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and achieve their goals.

PhD students of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) are taught by the distinguished faculty of the School of Medicine who have joint appointments in the GSBS. The research distinctions of these faculty are evidenced by their accomplishments. See the GSBS page for further information.