A Glimpse at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

Deeply rooted in its educational goal of providing quality medical, research and nursing education to its students, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, together with its clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, is a vibrant academic medical center characterized by achievements and progress in a number of areas.

Assistant Professor of Medicine Eric Alper, MD,  reviews an xray with medical school students on rounds

How We Rank

UMass Medical School is consistently ranked in the top ten percent of the nation’s 129 medical schools for excellence in primary care education by weekly news magazine U.S.News & World Report in its annual review “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

Beyond its core mission of distinction in medical education, the past decade has seen UMMS explode onto the national scene as a major center for research. The institution also ranks near the top among public medical schools in the Northeast in the amount of funding awarded by the National Institutes of Health. Federal and private research grants and contracts at UMMS rose from about $2 million in 1977 to more than $240 million in FY 2013, making it one of the fastest-growing research institutions in the U.S.

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FY ’13 Funding and Revenue

State appropriation -- $41.1 million

State contracts*-- $33.1 million

Public Service-- $447.1 million

Research -- $233.0 million

Sales and Services** -- $81.0 million

Other Revenue*** -- $103.7 million

Total $939 million

*Provide mental health and pediatric services for those who cannot afford private care.

**Examples include MassBiologics and New England Newborn Screening Program.

***Mass Life Sciences capital revenue of $16.7 million not included.

Education

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Number of Faculty (Including Voluntary Faculty)

  • 331 Basic science full- and part-time faculty
  • 2,522 Clinical full- and part-time faculty
  • 169 Nursing faculty

School of Medicine

  • 486 MD Students
  • 32 MD/PhD Students
  • 3,583 Alumni

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

  • 319 PhD students
  • 32 MD/PhD students
  • 20 Clinical & Population Health Research students
  • 8 Master of Science in Clinical Investigation students
  • 586 Alumni

Graduate School of Nursing

  • 47 MS students
  • 77 GEP students
  • 28 PhD students
  • 31 DNP students
  • 993 Alumni

A description of our educational partner and a list of affiliated hospitals and medical centers