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Getting to know UMMS: Prospective medical students take part in virtual Second Look Day

Getting to know UMMS: Prospective medical students take part in virtual Second Look Day

UMass Medical School held a virtual Second Look Day for prospective medical students on Friday, April 3. The annual event is intended to provide a “second look” at what the School of Medicine has to offer, the student body, the curriculum, work-life balance and a new city.

Virtual Match Day: UMMS faculty members send warm messages to students discovering their medical matches

Virtual Match Day: UMMS faculty members send warm messages to students discovering their medical matches

The School of Medicine used social media as a tool to give students the sense of community they would have had in person. Many faculty members and a few students sent warm wishes and congratulations via video messages.

Online pandemic curriculum brings diverse impacts of COVID-19 to medical students

Online pandemic curriculum brings diverse impacts of COVID-19 to medical students

Third-year medical students at UMass Medical School are getting real-time lessons in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic—a topic not covered in medical textbooks—through an innovative online pandemic curriculum.

New UMMS School of Medicine grads to news media: We’re ready to serve

New UMMS School of Medicine grads to news media: We’re ready to serve

In interviews with the media, new graduates of the School of Medicine Class of 2020 say they are honored to begin serving patients and are well prepared to do so, amid the global pandemic.

School of Medicine Class of 2020 ‘ready to give back’

School of Medicine Class of 2020 ‘ready to give back’

Members of the School of Medicine Class of 2020 graduated early and say they are well prepared to help on the frontlines of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

UMass Medical School confers 135 Doctor of Medicine degrees in virtual commencement proceedings

UMass Medical School confers 135 Doctor of Medicine degrees in virtual commencement proceedings

Virtual graduation proceedings took place months early, enabling members of the School of Medicine Class of 2020 to join the Massachusetts health care workforce immediately to help take on the unprecedented COVID-19 challenge.

Medical students train to support telehealth visits with patients

Medical students train to support telehealth visits with patients

A group of third- and fourth-year School of Medicine students learned the nuts and bolts of telehealth at UMass Memorial Medical Center last week so they can step in and help patients and providers with routine patient visits remotely.

School of Medicine virtual commencement taking place Tuesday, March 31, at noon

School of Medicine virtual commencement taking place Tuesday, March 31, at noon

The 47th annual commencement of the School of Medicine at UMass Medical School is taking place weeks ahead of schedule, enabling 135 new physicians to enter medical practice immediately to help take on the health care system’s unprecedented COVID-19 challenge.

UMMS, three Boston medical schools to accelerate graduation of class of 2020

UMMS, three Boston medical schools to accelerate graduation of class of 2020

Chancellor Collins announced that Massachusetts has approved an unprecedented initiative to accelerate the graduation of fourth-year School of Medicine students, thereby providing them with the opportunity to begin their careers as physicians early and at a most critical time when they will be able to promptly shore up hospital medical staff.

Match Day residency placements signal next steps for SOM Class of ’20

Match Day residency placements signal next steps for SOM Class of ’20

Match Day unfolded virtually on Friday, March 20, for Fatoumata “Nogoy” Bah and fellow students in the School of Medicine Class of 2020, who were notified by email of their residency placements. Massachusetts is in a state of emergency, grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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