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Upcoming Event - Spoken Word for Healing

QMass and SNMA will be hosting a Spoken Word for Healing Open Mic Night on Tuesday, November 29th. We will be providing a safe space for healing, reflection, respectful expression of emotion, and garnering of hope for our students of color, LGBT students, and all other members of the UMass Community. This event will take place in the Albert Sherman Center Multipurpose Room from 6 to 8 PM, where students are encouraged to perform poetry, prose, music, and storytelling. In the light of last week's election outcome, just like for Orlando, we feel that UMass is in need of a safe space to grieve the loss, address fears, share experiences and most importantly, inspire hope and activism. We hope you will join us for an evening of pizza, poetry, and most importantly, potluck dessert. To sign up to speak, click here.

Student Highlights

UMMS Acts of Kindness
During this season of gratitude, our School of Medicine students shared with each other some random act of kindness that made an impact in their lives or in the lives of others. Our team in the Office of Student Affairs would like to share that document with our student body, through this link.
Our reflection on the kindness in our community may help to remind us of the gifts in our lives and the importance of the relationships that sustain and nurture us, personally and professionally. With thanks to each of you for choosing UMMS and allowing us to share these years with you.

UMass Medical Students present at the New England Society for Vascular Surgery
At the recent meeting of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, six UMass Medical students received scholarships to attend the meeting and gave case presentations at the annual Professors’ Rounds. Second year medical students, Calvin Chao, Shernaz Dossabhoy, and Stephanie Carvalho presented on topics of “Retrograde pedal access for treatment of superficial femoral artery disease,” “Total endovascular aortic arch repair,” and “Endovascular approach to recurrent aortic coarctation,” respectively.  Third year medical students, Emily Fan and Jonathan Durgin, presented on “Mycotic pseudoaneurysm” and “Traumatic brachial artery transection,” respectively. Fourth year medical student, Hazel Briner, presented a case of “Middle aortic syndrome.” The 43rd annual meeting of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery was held on September 23 to 25, 2016 in Stowe, Vermont. 

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Welcome Message

Chimienti imageWelcome to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and to the Office of Student Affairs!  We are delighted to share this incredible journey with you, providing you with a supportive learning environment and guiding you through your years of medical training. Our team works in partnership with your Learning Communities Mentors and the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education to ensure that you receive the academic and personal support that you need in order to meet your educational goals, and to holistically support your professional development as a physician.

Our office coordinates many events that will be memorable milestones in your career development, including the White Coat Ceremony, the Second Year Oath Ceremony, and of course, Match Day and Graduation! Along the way to each of these events, we are here to assist you with planning your pre-clinical electives, Core Clinical Experiences, Advanced Studies electives both at home and away, transitional experiences throughout your training, and individualized career pathways, including 5th Year Options, and if needed, leaves of absence.  Your well-being and career balance are of paramount importance to our team; as such, we are committed to working with you to support you throughout your training.

Once again, welcome to UMass!  Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions about student life at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Wishing you well,

Sonia Nagy Chimienti, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs




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