About our academic medical center
Together, UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center form a world-class academic medical center with a mission to advance the health and well-being of our communities through innovative medical education, research and health care delivery.
The commonwealth’s only public medical school, founded in 1962, UMMS educates physicians, scientists and advanced practice nurses to heal, discover, teach and care, with compassion. UMMS is also a world-class research institution, consistently producing noteworthy advances in clinical and basic research.
UMass Memorial Medical Center is the region's trusted academic medical center, part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system. UMass Memorial is committed to improving the health of people in Central Massachusetts through excellence in care, comprehensive health services, teaching and research.