Melissa Fischer, MD, MEd

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education


Gail March Cohen, PhD, MFA

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education


Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education (OUME) website. These linked pages describe our role in advancing education, community and scholarship for the students and faculty of UMass Medical School. Our programs cover a wide range of curricular activities from design and management to educational seed grants, structured extracurricular experiences locally or oversees, and support of research opportunities. The OUME works in collaboration with a broad range of partners on campus and throughout the community to provide a comprehensive array of resources and expertise in support of teaching and learning.

We hope that you will follow up this virtual tour with a visit to our offices to meet the OUME Team! Please feel free to contact us with any questions; we look forward to working with you.

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Medical Education Grants

The 2018-2019 Stemmler Medical Education Research Fund of the NBME calls for letters of intent by July 15, 2018. The purpose of the Stemmler Fund is to provide support for research and development in innovative evaluation methodologies or techniques, with the potential to advance assessment in medical education or practice. Expected outcomes include advances in the theory, knowledge, or practice of assessment at any point along the continuum of medical education, from undergraduate and graduate education and training through practice. Both pilots and more comprehensive projects are of interest. In the 2018-2019 funding cycle, applicants may request up to $150,000 of NBME funding support for a project period of up to two years. For more information, please refer to web

The Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) provides funding to initiate new Medical Education Scholarship Research and Evaluation (MESRE) projects. The NEGEA seeks to stimulate the development of a community of educational scholars and thus is especially interested in projects promoting collaboration across institutions or across sections (UME, GME, CPD). Multiple research grants will be funded for up to a two- year period in either of the two NEGEA Collaborative Research Grant Award categories:1.Projects involving one NEGEA institution $3,000 up to a two-year period, 2.Projects involving the collaboration of two or more different NEGEA-affiliated institutions $6,000 up to a two-year period. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to Steven Rougas MD, MS, NEGEA MESRE Representative, by September 28th at


Save the Date
2019 Capstone Presentation Day

Wednesday March 13, 2019
Faculty Conference Room

2018 Abstracts

Medical Education Meetings

Aug 25-29, 2018: Association for Medical Education in Europe,  AMEE 2018, Congress Centre, Basel, Switzerland

Sept 28-29, 2018: Learning Communities Institute (LCI) 15th Annual Conference, Icahn School of Medicine, New York City, NY

Nov. 2-6, 2018 Learn Serve Lead 2018: The AAMC Annual Meeting, Austin, TX

Jan 31-Feb 3, 2019: Conference on Medical Student Education, Jacksonville, FL

March 14-16, 2019: Team-Based Learning Collaboratice (TBLC) 18th Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL

April 4-6, 2019: NEGEA Annual Conference, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Abstract submissions due Nov 14, 2018.

April 25-27, 2019: Association for Surgical Education, Chicago, IL

June 4-7, 2019: 2019 Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference, , San Diego, CA

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