Office of Alumni and Parents Relations
The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations works to strengthen lifelong relationships between alumni and their alma mater and cultivate more meaningful personal and financial commitments to UMass Medical School. The office creates, promotes, and encourages opportunities for School of Medicine alumni to connect with each other and UMass Medical School. The office also fosters an engaged exchange of information and sentiment between alumni and the medical school, and enhances alumni collaboration and involvement that furthers the mission of UMass Medical School.
The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations maintains a database on alumni of the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Graduate Medical Education. Students wishing to contact alumni for assistance in identifying housing during internships, interviews and clerkships, or to make inquiries about residency programs should contact the Alumni Office. The office also sponsors various programs and events for alumni and student throughout the year. Class representatives from each of the graduated classes are selected to serve as liaisons for reunions and alumni class events.
The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations also coordinates the activities of the UMMS Parents Association, established to support Medical School students, educate parents and nurture the relationship between parents and the school. The Association is a vital link between parents and the Medical School. It enables parents to both actively participate in the life of their son/daughter and interact with and lend support to other parents. The office organizes and participates in activities such as the First-Year Parents Orientation, Second-Year Class Oath Ceremony and the Annual Parents Dinner. All parents are invited to become involved with the Association.