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FOM1 Pathway Programs

Pathway on Clinical and Translational Research

In 2007 the University of Massachusetts Medical School launched a new pathway to introduce methods and concepts in clinical/translational research.

Global Health Pathway

The Global Health Pathway (GHP) is a competitive, four-year curriculum that trains and supports medical students to be future leaders and providers in global health.

FOM1 Summer Programs

Research and Curriculum Exploration Summer Program (RCE)
To view examples of prior students’ work and poster sessions click here
UMMS students partner with faculty on curriculum or research projects lasting at least 4-weeks, stipend provided.
Program structure, for details click here
Orientation Session 2021 recording, click here 
For recorded Information 2021 session, click here
Sample letter to find a PI, click here

COVID-19 update:  Any student whose summer placement has been impacted by changes related to physical distancing required to combat COVID-19 should talk with the PI to determine if valuable virtual work can be conducted in lieu of the original project.  If this is not feasible, we will work with you to identify another opportunity.  Please contact Mirela Skaka at to update her regarding your project if a change is required.

Focus on Curriculum

UMMS students have the opportunity to work for pay with faculty to develop new curriculum during the summer months.

Focus on Research

Faculty mentors provide projects on which SOM students work for pay during an 8-week period in the summer after their first medical school year at UMMS.

Summer Service-Learning Assistantship Program

Coordinated in conjunction with the department of Family Medicine and Community Health, the Summer Service-Learning Assistantship Program offers rising second-year medical students the opportunity to work in a wide variety of community-based health, educational and human service organizations across the Commonwealth during the summer months.

Advanced Studies Students

Senior Scholars Program

The Senior Scholars Program provides an opportunity for scholarly activities for fourth year Medical Students.

 May 6 2019 | cjb