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WCVB-TV Chronicle captures Match Day energy, excitement at UMass Medical School

Spotlight on graduating medical students and alumni during COVID-19 pandemic, ‘a time like no other’

The School of Medicine Class of 2021 at UMass Medical School is featured in a new, 30-minute WCVB-TV Chronicle report highlighting Match Day 2021 and student volunteer efforts to inoculate residents against COVID-19.

“This is not how it’s supposed to be: quiet hallways, closed classrooms, empty lecture halls,” said WCVB reporter Anthony Everett in the April 22 broadcast. “Still, UMass Medical School, the state’s first and only public medical school, is about to graduate its largest class in nearly 50 years. A point of pride for Chancellor Michael Collins, particularly in light of a most challenging year.”

Chancellor Collins was interviewed by Everett and explained what the pandemic has meant to students.

“We’ve accomplished what our students needed to be accomplished. They’re all on track. And I think in many ways, the students feel as though they had a unique opportunity to practice in a time like no other,” Collins said.

The show also checks in with School of Medicine alumni who were featured in a 2015 Chronicle segment.

Watch each segment of the Chronicle report here:
Segment 1: What Match Day brings to UMass Medical students
Segment 2: Worcester's UMass Medical School ranked #10 in primary care education
Segment 3: UMass Medical School going above and beyond the call of duty
Segment 4: Bringing UMass Medical School students together, at a safe distance, to celebrate Match Day


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