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The University of Massachusetts Medical School
The University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester is one of five UMass campuses and includes the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School of Nursing. UMass Medical School includes an interdisciplinary Program in Molecular Medicine, UMass Memorial Cancer Center, Program in Gene Function and Expression, and the Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute. Scientists at the renowned Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research and Shriver Center are part of the medical school's faculty.
Though still one of the youngest academic health centers in the United States, the medical school has attained national and international recognition for excellence, while taking its place among the outstanding medical institutions of the state. The medical school has one of the highest growth rates of funded research in the country, ranked among the top 40 medical schools in research , and home to Craig Mello, Ph.D. 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine. UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. is the largest health care system in central Massachusetts, with 1,700 physicians, more than 10,000 employees and over 40,000 patient admissions per year. Its comprehensive network of care includes teaching hospitals, community hospitals, outpatient clinics, community-based physician practices, long-term care facilities, and home health, hospice, rehabilitation and mental health services.
UMass Memorial Medical Center
The UMass Memorial Medical Center is a tertiary care center serving Central Massachusetts, the western suburbs of Boston, northern Connecticut, and southern portions of New Hampshire and Vermont. The University Campus includes a 384-bed hospital connected to the medical school and to the basic and clinical science wings. In the Department of Neurology there is inpatient service, outpatient facility, research laboratories and a centralized clinical neurophysiology unit. The Memorial campus is located less than a mile from the University campus. Neurology residents receive further consultative experience there, including in the hospital’s regional high-risk obstetrics and chronic ambulatory dialysis programs.
Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital
Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital has an active neuro-rehabilitation service of 20 beds for patients with stroke, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular disorders.