International Medical Education Program (IMEP)

Students from the UMass Medical School (UMMS) have opportunities to benefit from global health experiences in settings outside the United States throughout their time of enrollment. Global health experiences include opportunities in clinical medicine, research, public health, community service, as well as cultural and language training. Specific opportunities include service learning in the FOM1 year, flexible clinical experiences (FCE) in the CCE year, and advanced studies electives.

Global Health Pathway

The Global Health Pathway (GHP) is a four-year curriculum that will prepare UMass Medical School (UMMS) students for cultural, clinical and research experiences with underserved populations both in the U.S. and around the globe. Applications for the GHP are accepted from interested 1st year UMMS students during the fall semester.

Global Health Topics In Action (Optional Enrichment Elective)

The Global Health Topics In Action  is a student-led elective that introduces students to current topics in global health through a series of guest speakers and activities.  Although the elective is targeted towards medical students and most attendees have historically been first and second year medical students, it is open to all members of the UMMS community, including medical, nursing and graduate students, residents and faculty members.  Speaker sessions typically are held on weekday evenings.

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Travel Requirement Statement

All students travelling abroad as part of the International Medical Education Program must comply with the requirements of the Office of Global Health and the UMMS Office of Undergraduate Medical Education

Contact the International Medical Education Program (IMEP) directly via


Elective Contacts

For UMMS Students

SOM students who would like to travel

Colleen Burnham MBA
Education Specialist
OUME S1.143

For International Students

who would like to study at UMMS

Janice Robert
Office of Student Affairs
Advanced Studies Electives

Click the image above to learn more about the International Medical Education Program through a narrated presentation by program director Dr. Michael Chin. 






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