The Residency & Fellowship Programs

"UMass Medical School's Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program  has earned its reputation as a solid, high-volume program, which turns out qualified orthopedic surgeons. The hospital sees a number of trauma cases and is always busy, so there’s plenty of operative experience. And, I’ve been fortunate to work with some fabulous people.

Having attended Holy Cross, I was familiar with Worcester. It’s more affordable and livable than Boston, and centrally located in New England, so it’s a great place to be."
Michael Ayers, MD 

Primary Care Programs 
Neurology and Psychiatry 
Medical Programs 
Surgical Programs 
Diagnostic and Support Programs 

Residency Programs 
Fellowship Programs 

Application for fellowship and residency

UMMS is committed to ensuring that all of its GME trainees receive the highest quality clinical education and obtain desired academic or practice positions upon graduation. Most recent graduates said that they would highly recommend their program to medical school seniors, and further stated that their program provided them with clinical and problem-solving skills necessary for independent practice. Over half of recent GME program graduates entered practice immediately following their residencies, mostly in Massachusetts and bordering states, while others entered competitive advanced training programs nationwide.

Primary Care Programs: 
The majority of residents beginning their graduate medical education at UMMS enter one of the school’s outstanding primary care programs: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, the combined Medicine-Pediatric Program, or the state’s first and largest Family Practice Residency Program. In addition, Obstetrics & Gynecology – which encompasses the broad spectrum ranging from primary care initiatives in community health centers and high-risk pregnancy to reproductive endocrinology and gynecological surgery - offers excellent training in comprehensive women's health.  

Neurology and Psychiatry 
Among the GME's strongest offerings are the UMMS programs in neurology and psychiatry, backed by nationally noted faculty with particular excellence in the neurology of aging, public sector psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience. Programs of national distinction in child psychiatry, psychopharmacology, neuropsychiatric disabilities and neuro-psychiatry are also available.

Medical Programs: 
The Emergency Medicine Program is the oldest in New England. Building upon its broad faculty expertise and extensive community resources, the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health offers an excellent program in General Preventive Medicine which can be combined with training in Family Practice. The Department of Medicine also offers an outstanding dermatology program and a full range of accredited medicine subspecialty fellowship programs.

Surgical Programs: 
The General Surgery Residency Program and several subspecialty programs – plastic and reconstructive surgery, critical care surgery and vascular surgery – provide comprehensive training in a tertiary care and trauma center, while ensuring continuity experience and exposure to other practice settings.  An Endosurgery-Telemedicine Initiative, joined with other educational support services, is propelling UMMS into the forefront of surgical education by combining the development of minimally invasive endosurgery with telecommunications to transfer real-time medical information between sites. And, few competing programs in New England can match the resources and results of the UMMS Orthopedic Surgery program and its companion Orthopedics Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Hand Surgery Fellowships.

Diagnostic and Support Programs: 
Diagnostic radiology, neuroradiology, vascular interventional radiology, clinical and anatomic pathology, cytopathology, hematopathology, surgical pathology, anesthesiology and critical care anesthesiology not only provide truly progressive clinical training opportunities for their own residents and fellows, but also contribute significantly to the teaching of all residents. These ACGME-approved programs are particularly mindful of the quality educational and career goals of UMMS physicians-in-training. Detailed information about these and other UMMS GME programs can be obtained directly from the programs by calling the numbers listed or by visiting the residency web site directly.