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Office of Undergraduate Medical Education (OUME)

Location: S1-151, First Floor, Student Wing
Telephone:  508-856-4265
Fax: 508-856-5536
URL: http://www.umassmed.edu/oume

The Office of Undergraduate Medical Education (OUME) is the center for academic life at the School of Medicine, where students meet with faculty and peers, develop ideas for curricular enhancement and innovation, and learn about the latest advances in medical education. In essence, the OUME serves as the hub for the numerous spokes that represent UMMS undergraduate medical education, providing comprehensive resources and support to students and faculty for all facets of the educational program, including curriculum-development, faculty development, academic computing and community based education. The school’s four-year integrated curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary coordination, early clinical exposure, broadened participation of generalist physician faculty, interprofessional experiences and the use of new learning modalities, including web-based, computer-aided instruction and medical simulation.

We partner with faculty and students to continually improve our curriculum and learning opportunities including:

  • The Academic Electronic Health Record (AEHR), a resource to help our students acquire and practice skills for clinical problem-solving and patient care though safe and effective EHR utilization of diverse and authentic patient cases
  • Administrative support for Doctoring and Clinical Skills Course (DCS) in Foundations of Medicine Years 1 and 2, including the 3rd-year Interstitial curriculum, International Medical Education Program, Global Health Pathway Program, Senior Scholars Program, Summer Research Fellowships, Summer Curriculum Development Program, Flexible Clinical Experiences (FCE) Program, the Capstone Scholarship and Discovery longitudinal course and Optional Enrichment Electives
  • Administrative support jointly of the SOM Learning Communities with the Office of Student Affairs
  • Interprofessional education opportunities for students by partnering with the Graduate School of Nursing and other training programs and utilizing the Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation (iCELS)
  • Optional enrichment electives, supporting our learners to create and manage curriculum for their peers
  • Integration of Academic Computing services and Community Based Education into the curriculum
  • Faculty development for instructors wanting to initiate new teaching strategies and/or publish their educational scholarship
  • The generation of the OASIS Academic Calendar and mapping of course content for searching and reporting on the curriculum
  • Curriculum resources for the faculty and students
  • Specific courses including Transitions, Interstitials, Flexible Clinical Experiences and Capstone

The OUME is conveniently located in the student wing and shares a suite of offices with Student Affairs. Students are encouraged to interact with the OUME staff and to participate in the continuous improvement of the Medical School’s educational programs.

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