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UMass Chan Medical School Admits Its First Cohort of 16 Students


WORCESTER, Massachusetts, 1970 - The Class of 1974 begins lessons in Shaw Building on Belmont Street, Worcester - not far from where the world's first FDA-approved contraceptive pills was invented by the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, which the school bought over later. Over the years, UMass Chan Medical School's MD program would increasingly incorporate simulations in its curriculum - including the use of standardized patients, task trainers, manikins and digital platforms. UMass Chan Medical School students' passing rate at the USMLE Step 2 Communication Skills consistently exceed national average, and in 2020, the medical school would go on to rank among top 10% for primary care nationwide in the U.S..


UMass Chan Medical School Class of 1974


Last updated May 11th, 2021

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