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Incoming Student Information - Class of 2023

Congratulations on your decision to attend UMass Medical School! We are all eagerly awaiting your arrival on campus later this summer. Please review the orientation schedule below and email us if you have any questions!

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. 

Monday, August 5th

Location: Albert Sherman Center (ASC) Auditorium (2nd floor of ASC) unless otherwise noted

8:00 – 8:30

Registration (1st floor ASC) & Breakfast

8:30 – 8:50

Welcome & Introduction to the Program

David Hatem, MD, Professor of Medicine, Co-Director of Learning Communities

8:50 – 9:00

PURCH (Population-Based Urban and Rural Community Health) Track

Kevin Hinchey, MD, Senior Associate Dean of Education, UMMS—Baystate

9:00 – 10:00

UMass Medical School -- Here for a Reason

Michael F. Collins, MD, Chancellor

Terence R. Flotte, MD, Dean, Provost & Executive Deputy Chancellor

Anne Larkin, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs

10:00 – 10:30

Your Curriculum 101

Melissa Fischer, MD, MEd, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education

10:30 – 11:00

Welcome to Medical School - Realizing your Full Potential!

Sonia Nagy Chimienti, MD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Vice Provost for Student Life

11:00 – 12:00

Wellness at UMass

12:00 – 1:00

Dean's Welcome BBQ: ASC Terrace

1:00 – 2:30

Bringing a Focus on Learning to Medical School

Second Year Medical Students and Peer Mentors

3:00

Optional Session: Community Service - Day of Service, Night of Fun: Various Locations

Sign up here!

Tuesday, August 6th

Location: Albert Sherman Center (ASC) Auditorium (2nd floor of ASC) unless otherwise noted

6:30 – 7:30

Optional Wellness Session

9:00 – 9:30

Laptop Setup Session 1 (see 7/22/19 email for assigned session): Amp I – S2-102

9:30 – 10:00

Laptop Setup Session 2 (see 7/22/19 email for assigned session): Amp I – S2-102

10:00 – 11:00

Welcome to Day 2

11:00 – 11:30

Campus Safety

John Luippold, UMass Police Chief

Michael Kneeland, MD, Assoc. Dean for Allied Health & Interprofessional Education

Patrick Luippold, EH&S Specialist

11:30 – 1:00

Cultural Humility: Building a Culture of Inclusion

Various faculty/staff and student facilitators

1:00 – 2:00

Lunch provided by Alumni Relations
Ice Cream Social in the Medical School Lobby

2:00 – 3:00

IT Security, HIPAA, and Privacy

Brian Coleman, CISSP, CISM, CCSP, Associate CIO | Information Security

June Sullivan, JD, MEd, Senior Director of Compliance and Privacy

3:00 – 4:00

Academic Technology

Various presenters to be introduced by:

Patty Lanzillotti, Associate CIO | Academic Technology

  • PeopleSoft

  • Blackboard (BBL)

  • Tophat

  • OASIS

  • ExamSoft

4:00

Optional Session: Community Vital Signs - SESSION FULL

6:00

Optional Session: Primary Care & Community Health Dinner - SESSION FULL

Wednesday, August 7th

Location: Albert Sherman Center (ASC) Auditorium (2nd floor of ASC) unless otherwise noted

6:30 - 7:30 and
8:00 – 9:00

Optional Wellness Sessions

9:00 – 9:30

Laptop Setup Session 3 (see 7/22/19 email for assigned session): Amp I – S2-102

9:30 – 10:00

Laptop Setup Session 4 (see 7/22/19 email for assigned session): Amp I – S2-102

10:00 – 10:30

Welcome to Day 3

11:00 – 11:30

Title IX and Diversity & Inclusion Office

Carla Carten, PhD, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Inclusion

11:30 – 12:00

Financial Aid

Shawn Morrissey, Director of Financial Aid

12:00 – 12:30

Student Resources

  • Student Health Services, Phil Fournier, MD, Director, SHS

  • Student Counseling Services, Ruthann Rizzi, MD, Director, SCS

  • ADA Accommodations, Jim Fain, PhD, RN, BC-ADM, FAAN,

  • Library Services, Jessica Kilham, MLIS AHIP, Manager for Library Education

  • Sustainability, Suzanne Wood, Sustainability and Energy Manager

12:30 – 12:45

Pathways (Global Health, Urban Health, Rural Health)

12:45 – 1:30

Lunch: Explore campus options!

1:30 – 4:00

Cultural Humility: Building a Culture of Inclusion

Various faculty/staff and student facilitators

5:00

Optional Activities: Game Night (sign up here) or App Crawl (sign up here)

Thursday, August 8th

Location: Albert Sherman Center (ASC) Auditorium (2nd floor of ASC) unless otherwise noted

6:30 - 7:30 and
8:00 – 9:00

Optional Wellness Sessions

9:00 – 9:30

Laptop Setup Session 5 (see 7/22/19 email for assigned session): Amp I – S2-102

9:30 – 10:00

Laptop Setup Session 6 (see 7/22/19 email for assigned session): Amp I – S2-102

10:00 – 11:00

Welcome to Day 4

11:00 – 12:00

Effective Study Systems for Medical School

Christine Woolf, PhD, Director of Academic Enrichment Programs

12:00 – 1:00

Introduction to the Learning Communities

Michael Ennis, MD, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health, Co-Director of Learning Communities

David Hatem, MD, Professor of Medicine, Co-Director of Learning Communities

1:00 – 2:00

Buddy Lunch: Your Learning Community

2:00 – 5:00

First House Meeting & Learning Community Mentor Sessions: Your Learning Community

Friday, August 9

Location: Albert Sherman Center (ASC) Auditorium (2nd floor of ASC) unless otherwise noted

6:30 – 7:30

Optional Wellness Session

9:00 – 12:00

Classes as assigned

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch: Explore campus options!

1:00 – 2:30

Stop the Bleed Session: Lazare Research Building – Blais Pavilion

2:30 – 3:30

Worcester: Paris of the Millennium

Michael Ennis, MD, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health, Co-Director of Learning Communities

3:30

Optional Activities: Volleyball Tournament (sign up here)

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