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

NEGEA Innovation in Medical Education Award.  NEGEA provides one $3000 award to recognize faculty members in NEGEA-affiliated schools who have developed an innovative approach to medical education. Please see the document for more information. Proposals due February 15, 2018.

Save the date:  2018 Capstone Presentation Day
Wednesday March 14, 2018

Faculty Conference Room


Capstone 2017 Presentation Day Program

Medical Education Opportunities

Northeastern Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) 2018 Annual Conference, April 26-28, 2018, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Norwell, Hempstead, NY.  "Emerging Issues in Medical Education."
Society of Teachers in Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Spring Conference, May 5-9, 2018,Washington, DC.

Medbiquitous Annual Conference 2018, May 21-22, 2018, The John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. "Innovations in the use of technologies and health professional education."

International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) 2018 Annual Meeting, June 9-12, 2018, Las Vegas, NY.

Medical Education and All That Jazz. A Focus On Faculty Development In The Health Professions, McGill's Centre for Medical Education and Faculty Development Office, July 2-5, 2018, Montreal, Quebec.

International Association for Medical Education (AMEE) Annual Conference, August 25-29, 2018, Basel, Switzerland.

AAMC Learn Serve Lead 2018 Conference, November 2-6, 2018, Austin Texas. 



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