Letter to our Community from our Students
With the recent Executive Order on Immigration, many of you have had questions, have sought advice and counsel, and have looked to our community for support. In addition to the communications that have been sent by our leadership, Chancellor Collins recently wrote an op-ed piece in STAT, that we link to here, for you to read. I also would like to share with you a letter that your peers have written, on behalf of some of our Student Interest Groups at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
During times of confusion and uncertainty, the relationships that we form and the community that surrounds us are sources of strength, compassion and caring. We hope that you know this, and feel comfortable in reaching out to your peers as well as your faculty and staff.
For students who wish confidential counseling services, the Student Counseling Service is available at 508-856-3220. The link to their website is here.
Our Immigration Services are also available to answer questions. A great deal of information is available on their website, including contact information for specific inquiries.
Sonia Nagy Chimienti, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
School of Medicine
Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care: February 13-17
The Gold Humanism Honor Society is sponsoring Solidarity Week, a nationwide event promoting person-centered care. Participating MS2-MS4s will ask patients about their strengths, values, and passions, completing "Tell Me More" cards of the answers to be hung at bedside. There will also a poster of anonymized quotes outside the University cafeteria. Stop by to celebrate our patients as individuals! For more information on the event, please visit our website.