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International Medical Education


In 1995, building on the previous efforts of UMMS faculty and students, a more formal program in International Medical Education began. Interest in international training has always been a part of the UMMS student body. Since the development of the new program, interest has accelerated.  Each year, thirty clinical students study abroad. These students travel to such countries as South Africa, Costa Rica, Honduras, Cuba, Peru, Bolivia, Belize, Mexico, Ecuador, India, Nepal, Israel, Ireland, France, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Australia.

In addition, thirty preclinical students engage in language training or community service projects. They visit countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Chile, Nicaragua, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Vietnam, India, and Tanzania.


UMMS student amongst tribe members dressed in traditional clothing

For additional information, please contact:

Michael Godkin, Ph.D. 
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Benedict Building, Third Floor, Room A3-225
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

Telephone:  (774) 442-3917
Fax:  (774) 441-6212

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