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Summer Enrichment Program enlightening for aspiring physician and nurse practitioner

Summer Enrichment Program enlightening for aspiring physician and nurse practitioner

The UMass Medical School Summer Enrichment Program immerses college students in challenging academics, community and cultural health seminars and real-world shadowing experiences, designed to improve their qualifications and competitive standing for admission to professional or graduate school in the health sciences.

UMMS addresses urgent need to train doctors to care for older Americans

UMMS addresses urgent need to train doctors to care for older Americans

UMass Medical School recently offered its eighth annual Chief Resident Immersion Training program on Cape Cod, designed to improve chief residents’ understanding of geriatric care challenges and enhance their leadership and teaching skills through small group discussions, mini-lectures and mentoring sessions.

Nearly 800 trained through UMMS opioid safe prescribing curriculum, according to AAMC editorial

Nearly 800 trained through UMMS opioid safe prescribing curriculum, according to AAMC editorial

In an editorial published by the American Association of Medical Colleges in Curriculum Inventory and Reports, Melissa Fischer, MD, details the success of the Opioid Safe-prescribing Training Immersion developed by UMMS. 

UMass Medical School awards 253 degrees at 44th Commencement exercises

UMass Medical School awards 253 degrees at 44th Commencement exercises

UMass Medical School bestowed 253 degrees, including three honorary degrees, at its 44th Commencement exercises on the campus green on Sunday, June 4.

Faculty support students, institution at 2017 Commencement

Faculty support students, institution at 2017 Commencement

For the faculty, Commencement is the culmination of many years of teaching, mentoring and guiding their students. Here are highlights from UMass Medical School’s 44th Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 4.

Graduates celebrate with friends and family at Commencement

Graduates celebrate with friends and family at Commencement

The weather was sunny and beautiful, but nothing outshone the smiles on the faces of the graduates and their loved ones at the UMass Medical School 44th Commencement in Worcester on Sunday, June 4.

Commencement 2017: Highlights of the ceremony in pictures

Commencement 2017: Highlights of the ceremony in pictures

See highlights of the graduates and distinguished guests at the UMass Medical School 44th Commencement in Worcester on Sunday, June 4.

Chancellor Collins hosts honored guests at pre-Commencement dinner

Chancellor Collins hosts honored guests at pre-Commencement dinner

On Saturday, June 3, Chancellor Michael F. Collins hosted a dinner for honorary degree recipients, including physician, scientist and academic health leader Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD; humanitarian and businessman Víctor Grífols; and Patricia Donahoe, MD, a renowned pediatric surgeon and cancer researcher.

Commencement eve campus celebration

Commencement eve campus celebration

Members of the UMass Medical School Class of 2017 celebrate with family, friends and the UMMS community the night before Commencement.

School of Medicine Alumni Association welcomes new doctors, recognizes achievements

School of Medicine Alumni Association welcomes new doctors, recognizes achievements

The School of Medicine Alumni Association welcomed 132 new members on Friday, June 2, at the annual alumni breakfast.

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