School of Medicine ~ Dean's Council Funds
Dean’s Fund – Area of greatest need
From developing effective training and educational programs of the highest quality, to obtaining the best training and research equipment available, and putting them in the best facilities the Dean’s priorities are numerous and evolving. They are within reach, but only with your help.
Your gift to the Dean’s Fund is an investment in the future of the School of Medicine and the physicians who will be trained here. Your gift is an investment in the future of health.
Being able to pursue a medical degree is a dream for many, and a costly one at that. Debt has been, and continues to be, a major concern of aspiring physicians. It is very often the reason that many talented students are unable to achieve their dreams.
Your gift to support School of Medicine students today means we will have a brighter, healthier future. It will help stem the looming shortage of doctors who specialize in general medicine and primary care.
Student Conference and Travel
An excellent and collaborative academic program provided in top-notch facilities is the foundation of a quality primary care medical education. Just ask U.S. News & World Report, which ranked our program as the best in New England in its 2018 list.
Rounding out that education is important, which is why SOM students are encouraged to attend national and international conferences. In fact, some prestigious conferences are invitation only. Your gift will help more students attend prominent conferences, which means they will benefit from seeing and learning from others.
Named for UMass Medical School’s founding dean, the Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) is a welcoming and vital space for all students, providing support for education and research. LSL subscribes to an extensive array of print and electronic journals, and offers a number of electronic indexes, abstracts and databases, including numerous rare books; a reserve collection supplements faculty lecture assignments and readings. It also serves as the National Library of Medicine’s New England Regional Medical Library, one of eight such regional libraries nationwide. Your gift will ensure that this valuable resource remains current and available to all students.