Incoming Students

Welcome to the Class of 2019! Below please find a list of important dates and events that have been scheduled for your matriculation to the University of Massachusetts Worcester School of Medicine. This page was last updated: 1/28/15. 

Learner-Centered Integrated Curriculum (LInC)

After five years of thoughtful faculty/student planning and demonstration pilot projects, the School of Medicine launched the curriculum known as LInC (Learner-centered Integrated Curriculum) in August, 2010. To learn more about the curriculum, we invite you to review the plan and course descriptions.  

Academic Enrichment Activities

UMass offers a number of enrichment programs for students interested in clinical and translational research and working with specific patient populations. Programs, opportunities and electives have different application processes, deadlines, requirements, stipends, and/or other remuneration as outlined in your student handbook.

Click on the links below for more information on how to apply and for program-specific contacts:

· Research and Service Opportunities (stipend-based)
· Optional Enrichment Electives

Financial Aid

There are multiple forms of financial aid available to students attending UMMS. Some students will use Federal Stafford Loans; others will use Institutional need-based aid (i.e. tuition waivers, Perkins Loans and other institutional scholarships) and some will use a combination of different funding sources.

All application material for your cohort will be available by mid-February on the Financial Aid website at

Student Health Clearance

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) requires all students admitted to the School of Medicine to complete the Student Health Clearance process prior to matriculation. This policy was developed to decrease risk of transmission of potential infectious agents, and it is part of each student’s professional responsibility to maintain this clearance throughout his/her educational experience at UMMS. All clinical sites within UMMS and outside of UMMS require documentation of medical clearance prior to starting any clinical educational experience. Student Health Services (SHS) is responsible for tracking this clearance process for all students and notifying students who need updated clearance information.

For more information and to complete the required forms go to the Student Health Services website:

Key University Policies/Student Rights & Responsibilities

Your student handbook is brimming with information designed to assist your matriculation to the medical school. It contains current policies and regulations of the School of Medicine. It is your responsibility to read the handbook and be sure to check out the following policies.

· Americans with Disabilities Act
· Appropriate Treatment of Students
· Confidentiality of Patient Information
· Blood Borne Pathogen Policy
· And many more…

Second Look Day

This day is coordinated by current first year students, the Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Affairs. It's a great opportunity for you to come back to UMMS and experience all that awaits you here at the medical school. It's also a great way to meet other accepted members of the Class of 2019.

Date: April 10, 2015

UMASS Outdoor Experience (MOE)

This optional event at Three Rivers Whitewater in West Forks, Maine, is annually coordinated by current first year medical students. M.O.E. is a 3-day event which includes MOElympics, camping, hiking, white water rafting, and fun times by the campfire. It’s a great way to meet your classmates before school starts - always highly rated by the students and always a lot of fun.

Date: To be determined-Typically the weekend before classes start.  

Laptop Distribution

The School of Medicine sponsors a custom Student Laptop Program to provide a reliable portal to all digital resources and support student learning. All matriculated students are required to participate in the program.

For more information, click here

First Month of School Activities

First Day of Classes for MS1 (first year students) : August 5, 2015

Picnic with the Chancellor Dean and other notable campus leaders

Date/Time: To be determined 

Location: Albert Sherman Center

Please e-mail your RSVP to:

Activities Fair

The Activities Fair is a showcase for student groups, student organizations, field specific interest groups, community service programs, etc. hosted by your colleagues in the class of 2017 is a great opportunity to talk to second year students about getting involved and enriching your educational experience at the medical school and in the community.

Check out this link for more information about the diversity of groups you can join as a student at UMMS.

Date/Time: To be determined


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