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University of Massachusetts Medical School
Graduate Medical Education 

Diversity Statement

The Graduate Medical Education Programs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School serve the Central Massachusetts region with Worcester serving as the second largest city in the state.   Worcester is a diverse city comprised of individuals across several races, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. 

It is our primary aim to recruit a diverse applicant pool to create medical teams that are sensitive to social differences and can learn the skills needed to provide culturally competent care to the populations we serve.  Within our learning environment we continually strive to foster a culture that is free of bias and discrimination. 

General Eligibility Requirements

Please visit the Office of Immigration Services for additional information.

  • Credentialing: All applicants must be able to meet the joint UMMS/UMMMC Graduate Medical Education credentialing requirements before an appointment can be finalized.
  • Compliance: All applicants MUST be willing to meet the :
    • Adherence to the bloodborne pathogen policy
    • Compliance with any other Residency/Fellowship program-specific technical standards
    • Completion/signing of the UMMS Graduate Medical Education Appointment Agreement
    • Abiding by the provisions stated within the UMMS GME Personnel Policies
  • Employee Health: All applicants must be able to meet all employee health clearance requirements including required immunizations, screening and pre-employment drug testing
  • Applicants applying with a previous or current GME position:  Any applicant seeking to transfer to a UMass Medical School program or change specialties MUST submit a letter of recommendation from ALL previous program directors and the current program director before receiving a GME appointment.

Requirements for International Medical Graduates

  • Applicants for PGY3 or higher-level position MUST have passed Step 3 of USMLE prior to the date of hire.
  • International Medical School graduates must demonstrate a passing score on (USMLE)United States Medical  Licensing Examination - Step 1, Step 2 CS and Step 2 CK
  • Must hold a valid ECFMG certificate
  • Appointment eligibility is subject to the Board of Registration in Medicine’s requirements for licensure (some programs may require full rather than limited licensure)Requirements for full or limited licensure for international medical graduates are listed on the Board of Registration websiteat http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/borim/
  • Check with your program of interest for any other requirements.
  1. Determine your Eligibility: Review the criteria to determine your eligibility to work at UMass Medical School and to obtain a License in the state of Massachusetts.
  2. Programs that participate in Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) require applicants to apply via ERAS.
  3. Programs not participating in the ERAS may complete a UMMS GME Generic Res/Fell Application.
  4. Programs that participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) require you to apply through the NRMP.

Requirements for U.S. and Canadian Medical Graduates

  • Applicants for PGY3 or higher-level position MUST have passed Step 3 of USMLE prior to the date of hire.
  • S. and Canadian graduates must  demonstrate a passing score onUSMLEUnited States Medical Licensing Examination  Step 1, Step 2CS and Step 2CK or equivalent examinations COMLEX for graduates of osteopathic medical schools or MCCQU licensing exam for graduates of Canadian medical schools.
  • Appointment eligibility is subject to the Board of Registration in Medicine’s requirements for licensure (some programs may require full rather than limited licensure)Requirements for full or limited licensure for U.S. medical graduates are listed on the Board of Registration website at http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/borim/
  • Check with your program of interest for any other requirements.