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Match Day - 3/18/16
Education Awards - 4/27/16
Class Oath Ceremony - 5/3/16
Alumni Breakfast - 6/3/16
Graduation - 6/5/16
White Coat Ceremony - TBD


Office of Student Affairs

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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 to 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 Class 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
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Student Highlights

Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care: February 15-19
UMMS chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society is sponsoring a celebration of "Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care." It is a national event to promote kindness to patients by encouraging medical teams to ask about patients’ lives beyond the usual interview, e.g., “What is most meaningful to you?" MS2s and MS3s will complete “Tell Me More” posters for patients from Feb 1-19, to be hung by patients’ beds during hospitalizations. Anonymous quotes will be shared at the University cafeteria on Feb 16. Examples of humanistic capstone projects will be showcased in the University hospital cafeteria on Feb 17. Stop by to celebrate mutual respect and the importance of learning about the people for whom we provide care! For more info, click here.

man in hospital bed with "tell me more" sign

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