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We'd like to officially welcome you to UMass Medical School. This blog is a great place to connect with other new employees and learn more about our culture and community. We will schedule some meetups and lunches during your first few months so you can connect with one another. We invite you to post questions and comments. You are encouraged to help answer questions for others as well. The transition into your new role should be as smooth as possible and we want to set you up for success.

Click here to visit our Onboard at UMMS website that offers a wealth of information during your first few months to help you get acclimated.

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Monday Mindfulness

Posted On: 07/12/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: new employee

Monday Mindfulness is a program that is part of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), which has been implemented at UMASS since 1979, that provides instruction and opportunities for: reflection, mindfulness practice, dialogue, conceptual and experiential learning. Monday Mindfulness is held every Monday from 12:10-12:30 PM and you can even join from your desk.

To learn more, click here.

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Conversational Spanish for the halls of UMass: Lunch & Learn

Posted On: 06/27/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

On July 12, 2018 from 12 PM to 1 PM the Language of Healthcare Employee Resource Group is offering the opportunity learn a few words in Spanish at the UMASS Medical School Worcester campus in the Faculty Conference Room. This service promotes the inclusion of people who speak multiple languages and will help to connect and engage the UMASS community. Max Grecchi, Education Director for Interpreter Services, will be there to help understand the context of when an interpreter is needed in a clinical setting. This event will also introduce other languages as well.

To learn more, click here.

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Chancellor Collins calls for country to support children separated from parents at the border

Posted On: 06/25/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

CollinsChancellor Michael F. Collins believes the nation should unite around the children separated from their parents at the United States’ border, calling for Americans to send nurses, physicians and mental health specialists as well as clothing and food to their aid, according to his June 22 op-ed in theWorcester Telegram & Gazette.

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Expression of You

Posted On: 06/14/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

UMass Cancer WalkOn Friday June 15th, from 9 am – 2 pm expressions of you will be at UMass Medical School South Street Campus in Shrewsbury, MA. Expressions of you has an extensive collection of amazing jewelry, accessories and gifts. Also, 20% of every purchase will benefit the 20th annual UMass Cancer Walk.

The UMass Cancer Walk will occur on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at the UMass Medical School Worcester campus. The UMass Cancer Walk has collectively raised more than $11 million to support the UMass Cancer Center.

To learn more, click here.

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Farmers Market returns to Worcester Campus

Posted On: 06/08/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Farmers MarketA welcome Summer tradition returns to Umass Medical School Worcester campus - the annual farmers market. Every Tuesday through October (except July 4th week), from noon to 5 p.m., vendors from around the area will set up near the campus green to sell their goods, including fruit, vegetables, honey, meat, bread and so much more! The market will be small in the first few weeks and it will have more vendors through July.

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2018 Commencement Programming

Posted On: 06/01/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Week of celebration precedes June 3 Commencement at UMass Medical School

Ceremonies begin Wednesday as GSN, GSBS and SOM recognize achievement

CommencementWith UMass Medical School’s 45th Commencement just around the corner, the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School of Nursing will kick off four days of celebration as they honor the achievements of the students who will receive their degrees on Sunday, June 3.

To learn more, click here.

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Discount on 2018 Bancroft Summer Programs

Posted On: 05/17/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Bancroft School Summer ProgramUMMS employees are eligible to receive a 20% discount on the 2018 Bancroft Summer Programs.

UMMS employees would use the promotional code 2018UMMS for a 20% discount on programs including the Bancroft Summer Institute courses, Day Camp, Specialty Camps, Academic Programs, and Athletic Camps.

Click here to view the brochure.

Registration can be found at or a direct link to the registration page is

Any questions about programs or the registration process can be directed to Carrie Whitney at

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International Festival on Friday

Posted On: 05/09/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

International FestivalThe International Festival is hosted annually by the Diversity & Inclusion Office under the sponsorship of the International Planning Committee. The festival reminds us that our geographical boundaries are not limited by Central Mass, the Boston area or New England and that having diverse cultures is critical to our mission.

**Enjoy performances by UMMS/UMMHC students, staff and the Worcester community members. Medical School Lobby; 12:00pm 1:00pm.

**Complimentary samples of international cuisine and international teas. Faculty Conf. Room; 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

**Take pleasure in a variety of crafts from around the world that are available for purchase. Old Medical School Lobby; 9:00AM- 4:00PM. Don’t forget to stop by the raffle table! Purchase your tickets for an opportunity to win many amazing prizes. All raffle proceeds go to benefit a local nonprofit organization.

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Open Enrollment Ends May 2nd

Posted On: 04/27/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment ends May 2, 2018. To learn more about your options, click here or visit the Benefits Website.

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Intranet Information

Posted On: 04/19/18 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee


To learn more about UMMS and information specifically for employees, make your homepage the Intranet page. You will need to log in with your UMass login and password.

To learn more, click here.

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