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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

  • Aspiring doctors expand horizons with Summer Enrichment Program at UMass Chan

    Category: School of Medicine,Diversity,Latest News

    Thirty-nine students completed the 2022 Summer Enrichment/BaccMD Program, an intensive immersion program aimed to help college undergraduates from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds who want to become physicians improve their qualifications and competitive standing for admission.

  • UMass Chan researchers study link between oral microbiome and long COVID

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,School of Medicine,Emergency Medicine,Clinician,Faculty,Novel Coronavirus,Microbiology and Physiological Systems,Latest News

    John P. Haran, MD, PhD, is studying neurological long-COVID symptoms in working-age, generally healthy people who were vaccinated prior to infection.

  • Pride Month discussion centers on LGBTQ+ perinatal and reproductive health disparities

    Category: Diversity and Inclusion Office ,Diversity,Latest News

    Kodiak Soled, PhD, vice president of the Lesbian Health Fund at GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality, presented, “Fighting for our families: A community-placed study of LGBTQ+ childbearing hardships, harms and hope for a brighter future.”

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