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Welcome 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.

Latest News

  • Beyond COVID fatigue

    Category: Employee,Novel Coronavirus,Latest News

    Valerie Wedge, LICSW, CEAP, and director of the Office of Well-Being at UMass Chan Medical School, said her office is seeing more confusion, depression and anger than a year ago, when COVID fatigue made its way into conversation.

  • At MLK tribute, Mary Munson recognized for commitment to diversity and inclusion in science field

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,Graduate School of Nursing,School of Medicine,Faculty,Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology,Diversity,Latest News

    UMass Chan Medical School held the 34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 24. Mary Munson, PhD, was named the 2022 recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Communicating science: Yang Wang discusses drug resistance in COVID-19

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,School of Medicine,Medicine,MassBiologics,Faculty,Institute for Drug Resistance,Latest News

    Yang Wang, MD, PhD, leads a team of scientists working to discover and develop antibody-based medicines for infectious diseases and understand drug resistance in those medicines.

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