Feedback from the fellows
Every year participants unanimously say they would recommend the UMass Medical School media fellowship to a colleague, because it ‘exceeded expectations’ and the sessions provided information they’ll find useful in the future.
"It was great to get a taste of everything, from molecular
biology to how to revive a dying patient."
"I was very impressed by the range of topics—genomics, opioid
addiction, how young doctors learn to deal with patients.
I think any journalist would find something to think about."
"It was great to get out of the newsroom and really see all of the work
that goes into medical research before it will ever be reported on."
"It’s good for the field of journalists to know both the depth
of work/experience [at UMass Medical School] and the range.
It’s not just all in Boston."
"I appreciated the small group nature of the fellowship and the opportunity
to ask questions in a conversational tone and manner. It was sort of like
having a lot of time with your favorite professor at college but
they were medical/research people at the top of their fields."
"It’s a good way to develop not only your own knowledge,
but also connections for future sources/experts for stories."
"The best part of the fellowship was being able to ask presenters tough
questions and having them respond candidly. The Q&A sessions seemed
to run long for almost every part of the fellowship—a very good thing!"