The University of Massachusetts Medical School is located in Worcester,in the Central part of the state, about 40 miles west of Boston and within 1 1/2 hours from Cape Cod, Providence and the Berkshires, and ski resorts in Vermont and New Hampshire. It is about a 75 minute drive to Bridgewater State Hospital, and no more than an hour drive to some of the court clinic rotations.
Worcester is the site of Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Housing in the Worcester area is less expensive than Boston but still well above the national average. Apartment rental near UMMS ranges from about $850 - $1,200 per month. The cost of living is about average compared to most U.S. cities and the Northeast region.