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Sonia ChimientiWelcome to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and to the Office of Student Affairs!  We are delighted to share this incredible journey with you, providing you with a supportive learning environment and guiding you through your years of medical training. Our team works in partnership with your Learning Communities Mentors and the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education to ensure that you receive the academic and personal support that you need in order to meet your educational goals, and to holistically support your professional development as a physician.

Our office coordinates many events that will be memorable milestones in your career development, including the White Coat Ceremony, the Second Year Oath Ceremony, and of course, Match Day and Graduation! Along the way to each of these events, we are here to assist you with planning your pre-clinical electives, Core Clinical Experiences, Advanced Studies electives both at home and away, transitional experiences throughout your training, and individualized career pathways, including 5th Year Options, and if needed, leaves of absence.  Your well-being and career balance are of paramount importance to our team; as such, we are committed to working with you to support you throughout your training.

Once again, welcome to UMass!  Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions about student life at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Wishing you well,
Sonia Nagy Chimienti, MD, FIDSA
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
School of Medicine

Latest News

  • Ceremony recognizes volunteers as Worcester’s large-scale vaccination site closes its doors

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,Graduate School of Nursing,School of Medicine,Commonwealth Medicine,Clinician,Faculty,Student,Michael F. Collins,Novel Coronavirus

    More than 83,000 COVID-19 vaccines were administered by more than 1,700 volunteers with UMass Medical School’s Vaccine Corps at the large-scale vaccination center at Worcester State University.

  • UMMS research identifies potential antiviral compound for COVID-19, flu, other viral infection

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,School of Medicine,Medicine,Faculty,Postdoctoral Scholar,Katherine Fitzgerald,Novel Coronavirus

    Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD, Fiachra Humphries, PhD, and Liraz Galia, PhD, working with the British-based pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, have identified a novel molecule capable of stimulating the innate immune system against SARS-CoV-2 virus.

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society inducts 36 new members at UMMS

    Category: Clinician,Faculty,Fellow,Student,Resident,Michael F. Collins,Terence Flotte

    The UMass Medical School chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society inducted 26 students, six residents and four faculty members on June 2.

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