City of Worcester
UMass Medical School and our clinical partner, UMassMemorial Health Care are located in Worcester, the 'heart' of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The demographic diversity of central Massachusetts assures a broad clinical experience for our trainees. And our central New England location assures a wide variety of community resources for you and your family. There is no where else in the Northeast that can match Worcester's accessibility to outdoor and urban cultural activities.
Worcester, Massachusetts is the second largest city in New England with a population of 175,900. Known as the 'city of seven hills' Worcester's diverse physical landscape is unique with neighborhoods settled between our winding rivers, expansive lakes and rolling hills.
Worcester's central location means easy access to the pristine beaches of Cape Cod, skiing in New Hampshire, hiking in Vermont and camping in Maine. The fine dining, dancing, theater and shopping attractions of Boston and Providence RI are only a short car ride away. You and your family are sure to find plenty of recreational activities and educational resources in and around our city.
Arts & Culture
Worcester boasts a healthy active arts and cultural community. World renowned Mechanics Hall in located on Main Street, hosting first class entertainment (symphony concerts, ballet). The DCU Center houses a convention center (auto shows, car shows, etc) and concert arena. The DCU Center is also home to the Worcester Sharks AHL hockey team. The Hanover Theater is Worcester's newest attraction, bringing Broadway shows to the biggest little city in New England.
Greater Worcester is also the home to outstanding colleges and universities: Anna Maria College, Assumption College, Atlantic Union College, Becker College, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Mass. College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Nichols College, Quinsigamond Community College, Tufts Veterinary School, Worcester State College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research which recently partnered with UMass. The Worcester Center for Crafts, newly expanded Worcester Art Museum, Higgins Armory, state parks, theater groups, Old Sturbridge Village, and Mt. Wachusett ski area represent some of the activities available to residents and their families.
33 elementary, 4 middle and 7 public high school make up the public school system.
Housing is available in Worcester and surrounding towns at a favorable cost compared to other major cities in the region. Interstate highways allow residents to live in rural areas and still be only ten minutes from the hospital. Commuter rail service operates along the route between Boston and Worcester.