Deeply rooted in its educational goal of providing quality medical, research and nursing education to its students, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, together with its clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, is a vibrant academic medical center characterized by achievements and progress in a number of areas.
UMass Medical School is consistently ranked in the top ten percent of the nation’s 129 medical schools for excellence in primary care education by weekly news magazine U.S.News & World Report in its annual review “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
Beyond its core mission of distinction in medical education, the past decade has seen UMMS explode onto the national scene as a major center for research. The institution also ranks near the top among public medical schools in the Northeast in the amount of funding awarded by the National Institutes of Health. Federal and private research grants and contracts at UMMS rose from about $2 million in 1977 to more than $280 million in FY 2016, making it one of the fastest-growing research institutions in the U.S.
FY’16 Funding and Revenue
State appropriation -- $50.6 million
State contracts*-- $35.0 million
Public Service-- $476.8 million
Research -- $223.5 million
Sales and Services** -- $89.3 million
Other Revenue -- $98.7 million
Total $973.9 million
*Provide mental health and pediatric services for those who cannot afford private care.
**Examples include MassBiologics and New England Newborn Screening Program.
Number of Faculty (Including Voluntary Faculty)
School of Medicine
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Graduate School of Nursing