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Our Mission

Thank you for your interest in the Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program, of the UMass Chan Medical School and clinical partner UMass Memorial Medical Center.  Our Program's mission is to train our residents to become well-rounded clinicians, educators, and leaders in a supportive and collegial environment.

We are devoted to the advancement of women’s health through life-long education of our residents in the diverse patient population of Central Massachusetts.  Our Faculty and residents paint the perfect picture of who we are as a program.

Please contact us for further information.


Elizabeth Allocco, MD FACOG (she, her, hers), Program Director - 
Tara Kumaraswami, MD MPH FACOG (she, her, hers), Associate Program Director - 
Kelsey Chabot, MD (she, her, hers), Assistant Program Director, 
Sherly Previl (she, her, hers), Program Coordinator:

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Dr. Tiffany A. Moore Simas

Message from the Chair


Dear Applicant,


I am thrilled to share information with you about our Ob/Gyn residency program – I am writing as Department Chair but more importantly as a proud alumna. I can state unequivocally that we have an excellent program with dedicated faculty that offer and continuously iterate improvements in all aspects of our curriculum – improvements driven by changes in standards of care, regulations, education theory, and resident/faculty input. Our mission is to not just train, but to inspire, the next generation of specialists and subspecialists in Ob/Gyn to be compassionate and outstanding clinicians, educators, researchers, advocates, leaders, and lifelong learners.


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Message from The Program Director


Dear Applicant,


Thank you for your interest in our Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program in Worcester, Massachusetts. We recognize that this year is unlike any that we have experienced before. Nonetheless, we remain excited about getting to know you and finding applicants to further enhance our residency program and department. I want to share some of what makes us unique and an excellent training program.


First is our dedicated and dynamic group of residents – they are the foundation of our program. Our residents take ownership of their patients from day one with the guidance of their attendings. By their second year our residents have exposure to Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology/FPMRS, Family Planning, Pediatric, and Adolescent Gynecology and Minimally Invasive surgery, all with excellent Generalist and Subspecialty trained faculty.


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Dr. Elizabeth Allocco

Statement on Racism and Discrimination


We, the resident physicians in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the leadership of the OBGYN residency program at the academic health sciences center formed by the UMass Chan Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center, take a strong stance to condemn the racism, violence, oppression, and racial injustice towards Black and Brown people that have plagued our country for years. We condemn the murders of three unarmed Black Americans, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, at the hands of excessive force by law enforcement. We grieve their deaths, as well as the countless other Black and Brown persons who have been victims of racial hate crimes.


We recognize and stand against the pervasive systemic racism towards people of color caused by white privilege and white supremacy. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has already had a disproportionate impact on people of color and their health and well being, recent events of racially based violence only heighten already evident disparities in health care for Black and Brown people.

We are heartbroken for our colleagues, neighbors, and patients of color, and we offer our solidarity and support in light of these unspeakable atrocities.


As OBGYNs, we are committed to serving our community by providing comprehensive and culturally competent reproductive health care, including caring for those members of our society who are marginalized and suffering from systemic racial injustices. In order to reduce the racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare, we need to speak up at moments of great social injustice. We know that silence is not an option — not now, not ever.


In this moment and always, we pledge to provide un-biased, excellent clinical care to our patients. We pledge to recognize and acknowledge our own biases and privilege in order to be able to fully support and care for our patients of color. We are committed to our community, our patients, our colleagues, and our medical students. We pledge to uphold the tenets of diversity, inclusion, and equity and stand against intolerance, hatred, and racism.


In solidarity,


The OBGYN Department Residents, Fellows, Faculty, and Staff



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