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Message from the Associate Dean

Photo: Deborah DeMarco, MD; Associate Dean, GMEMany describe their resident years as the highlight of their professional careers. 

Despite its challenges, residency allows a new doctor to not only provide advanced medical care, but also to act as both teacher and learner in a broad array of clinical and conference settings.

In the Office of Graduate Medical Education (OGME) at the UMass Chan Medical School (UMass Chan), we advocate for you—our residents and fellows—providing the foundation necessary to maximize your career potential and fulfill your personal and professional goals in a supportive environment. We also challenge ourselves to meet your expectations for high quality learning experiences by ensuring a proper balance of education and patient care.

Although grounded in primary care education, UMass Chan offers well-balanced residency programs in all specialties. Here, you will complete the requirements for specialty board certification, develop professionally for careers in a changing health care delivery environment and provide progressively responsible clinical care under expert faculty supervision.  Abundant basic science and clinical research opportunities are also available.

UMass Chan has attained a distinguished record in its relatively short history:  the Medical School is ranked among the top ten percent nationally in primary care among LCME- and Osteopathic-accredited medical schools by U.S. News & World Report. UMass Chan Medical School attracts more than $240 million annually in research funding, placing it among the top 50 medical schools in the nation.  Our clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health, is the region's center for tertiary and quaternary care, providing a network of community health centers an primary care practices.

I invite you to learn more about UMass Chan and our residency programs through this brochure, as well as contacting us by phone or via the Web at Completing your residency is a challenging and rewarding experience. Let us share this time with you.


Deborah M. DeMarco, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education