Message from the Associate Dean

Photo: Deborah DeMarco, MD; Associate Dean, GMEMany describe their resident years as the highlight of their professional careers. 

Despite its challenges, residency allows a new doctor to not only provide advanced medical care, but also to act as both teacher and learner in a broad array of clinical and conference settings.

In the Office of Graduate Medical Education (OGME) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), we advocate for you—our residents and fellows—providing the foundation necessary to maximize your career potential and fulfill your personal and professional goals in a supportive environment. We also challenge ourselves to meet your expectations for high quality learning experiences by ensuring a proper balance of education and patient care.

Although grounded in primary care education, UMMS offers well-balanced residency programs in all specialties. Here, you will complete the requirements for specialty board certification, develop professionally for careers in a changing health care delivery environment and provide
progressively responsible clinical care under expert faculty supervision.  Abundant basic science and clinical research opportunities are also available.

UMMS has attained a distinguished record in its relatively short history:  the Medical School is ranked among the top ten percent nationally in primary care among LCME- and Osteopathic-accredited medical schools by U.S. News & World Report. Federal and private research funding totaled more than $250 million in fiscal year 2011, making UMMS one of the fastest growing research institutions in the country. Our clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, is the region’s center for tertiary and quaternary care, providing a network of community health centers and primary care practices.

I invite you to learn more about UMMS and our residency programs through this brochure, as well as contacting us by phone or via the web at www.umassmed.edu. Completing your residency is a challenging and rewarding experience. Let us share this time with you.

Deborah M. DeMarco, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education