Actively contributing to the betterment of our local and global communities is at the heart of the mission of the academic medical center formed by UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. It drives the decisions made each and every day that enable these institutions to offer an outstanding medical education, to advance basic and translational research, and to provide the best quality health care.
UMass Medical School
- Named as the best for primary care eduation in all of New England in the U.S.News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 2018 edition. UMMS ranked higher than eight other schools, including Harvard University and Brown University, and in the top 10 percent nationwide.
- More than half of the Class of 2017 medical students will be entering primary care specialties.
- One of the fastest-growing research institutions in the U.S. and is home to five Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators and scientists who have been recognized with a Nobel Prize, a Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, a Banting Medal and much more.
- Home to the Center for Mindfulness, which pioneered the development of the internationally renowned Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction program.
- Includes MassBiologics, the only nonprofit FDA-licensed discoverer and manufacturer of vaccines and other biologic products in the U.S.
- Includes Commonwealth Medicine, a health care consulting division dedicated to improving health care for people in need.
UMass Memorial Medical Center
- Serves as the hub of UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care system in Central and Western Massachusetts, which includes three additional community hospitals: Clinton Hospital, HealthAlliance Hospital and Marlborough Hospital.
- Has the only Level I trauma center for adults in Central Massachusetts.
- Home to the only children’s medical center and NICU in Central Massachusetts.
- The only hospital in Massachusetts with the minimally invasive ablation procedure for AFib patients.
- Named as one of the nation's top 50 cardiovascular hospitals by Truven Health Analytics in 2017.
- Includes LifeFlight, New England’s first hospital-based air ambulance, which has transported more than 30,000 patients in a geographic area that extends from Southern Connecticut to New Hampshire and from Boston to Albany, N.Y.
- 136,097 emergency department visits
- 855,652 ambulatory department visits
- 3,853 births
- 38,444 hospital admissions