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University of Massachusetts Medical School
Statement of Nondiscrimination

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, national origin, covered veteran status, disability, ancestry or any other characteristic protected by law in employment, admissions, participation in its programs, services and activities, and selection of vendors who provide services or products to UMMS. Further, UMMS is firmly committed to ensuring that all who work, study, visit or seek treatment here may do so in an environment free of harassment and/or discrimination. 

All questions related to this notice may be directed to the associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion. For additional information about these regulations and grievance procedures for the resolution of harassment and/or discrimination complaints, contact the associate vice chancellor at: 

Diversity and Inclusion Office
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North (S1-710)   
Worcester, MA 01655 
Office Phone: 508 856-2179   
Fax: 508 856-1810

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.