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Top Story: Class of 2015 med students have another outstanding match

Top Story: Class of 2015 med students have another outstanding match

On Match Day, the School of Medicine Class of 2015 learned where they will begin their careers as doctors; many—66 percent—have chosen primary care specialties.  

Top Story: UMass Medical School honors graduates, recognizes selfless work

Top Story: UMass Medical School honors graduates, recognizes selfless work

UMass Medical School awarded 233 degrees, including two honorary degrees, Sunday, May 31, at its 42nd Commencement exercises. Institute of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau, MD, delivered the keynote address.

Teaching medical students to help patients manage their weight, quit smoking

Teaching medical students to help patients manage their weight, quit smoking

Judith Ockene, PhD, and Rashelle Hayes, PhD, have received a five-year, $4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct a randomized controlled trial which will test the effectiveness of an enhanced curriculum to train medical students in weight management counseling skills.

Gov. Charlie Baker to deliver 2016 Commencement address at UMass Medical School

Gov. Charlie Baker to deliver 2016 Commencement address at UMass Medical School

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will deliver the commencement address during the 43rd Commencement Exercises at UMass Medical School on Sunday, June 5.

Cooking class aims to prepare medical students for better patient care

Cooking class aims to prepare medical students for better patient care

School of Medicine students Jeffrey Larnard and Sydney Greenberg created the Cooking for the Everyday Eater class, an optional enrichment elective that teaches medical and nursing students hands-on cooking and food-based nutrition to improve their own health along with their nutrition counseling skills.

Collins in Telegram: Solving opioid crisis requires collaboration between government, medical community

Collins in Telegram: Solving opioid crisis requires collaboration between government, medical community

Chancellor Michael F. Collins says Gov. Charlie Baker’s recommendations to stem the opioid crisis deserve a fair hearing and expounds on how UMass Medical School is changing its medical education curriculum to address the problem, in a Nov. 20 Worcester Telegram & Gazette editorial.

Medical student Waldo Zamor delivers grand rounds on unfamiliar tropical disease

UMass Medical School student Waldo Zamor was honored to become the first medical student to present a Medicine Grand Rounds at St. Vincent Hospital in the hospital’s history.

UMMS implements curriculum changes in current academic year to address opioid crisis

UMMS implements curriculum changes in current academic year to address opioid crisis

UMass Medical School announced today that it is immediately incorporating into its School of Medicine curriculum specific training in support of 10 agreed-upon core competencies for the prevention and management of prescription drug misuse.

Vitello named fifth dean of the Graduate School of Nursing

Vitello named fifth dean of the Graduate School of Nursing

Massachusetts nursing executive Joan Vitello, PhD, has been named the new dean of the Graduate School of Nursing at UMass Medical School. 

Medical, nursing students learn about veterans unique health care needs

Medical, nursing students learn about veterans unique health care needs

Eleven UMass Medical School nursing and medical students wrapped up their two-week immersion in veterans health care with a visit to Westover Air Reserve Base.

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