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Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education (OUME) website. These linked pages describe our role in advancing education, community and scholarship for the students and faculty of UMass Chan Medical School. Our programs cover a wide range of curricular activities from design and management to educational seed grants, structured extracurricular experiences locally or oversees, and support of research opportunities. The OUME works in collaboration with a broad range of partners on campus and throughout the community to provide a comprehensive array of resources and expertise in support of teaching and learning.

The OUME works with faculty and students to nurture a diverse and inclusive learning environment. We value innovative educational programming and a curriculum that engages learning and action to care for and address disparities that are inclusive of but not limited to those of all races, sexes, genders, ethnicities and abilities. The OUME will work with faculty and students to promote diversity and inclusion in its curriculum throughout the four year continuum in line with the values of the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. Learn about our 3-school and GME Diversity, Representation and Inclusion for Value in Education (DRIVE) initiative and reach out with any questions or ideas.

We hope that you will follow up this virtual tour with a visit to our offices to meet the OUME Team! Please feel free to contact us with any questions; we look forward to working with you.

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Medical Education Opportunities

NBME Assessment Alliance announces its new NBME-funded initiative,the OSCE for Clinical Reasoning Creative Community. The NBME will support with $150,000 over 2 years medical school faculty, staff, and students to work alongside each other and NBME staff to identify and develop incremental solutions that enhance the promotion and characterization of learner clinical reasoning skills. Apply by Feb 28, 2022.

Attention UMass Chan Medical School Educators: The OUME Educator Development Program has educator resources for teaching, learning, and scholarship including independent learning modules, zipinars, special events such as workshops,  Med Ed Journal Club, tips for writing medical education research articles, and virtual office hours for questions. Contact  Gail for login information.

 Questions about leading your class? Check out the OUME Course and Clerkship Leader's Guide for information about leadership meetings, academic calendars, course preparation, Blackboard Learn & OASIS, course exams, grades, course feedback & reviews, and course resources.



Mitchell Gitkind, MD
Assistant Dean of Health Systems Schience
Associate Professor

Patricia Seymour MS, MD
Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum
Associate Professor

Manas Das, MD, MS
Assistant Dean for Foundational Curriculum
Associate Professor