2017 EDUCATION

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UMMS welcomes historically large School of Medicine class

UMMS welcomes historically large School of Medicine class

UMass Medical School welcomed 162 new medical students to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The School of Medicine Class of 2021 is the largest in school history.

Shlomit Schaal admitted to premier leadership program for women in medicine

Shlomit Schaal admitted to premier leadership program for women in medicine

Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, has been named a fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She joins 11 other UMMS ‘ELUMS’ who are graduates of the program. 

Joan Vitello, PhD, recognized for excellence in nursing leadership

Joan Vitello, PhD, recognized for excellence in nursing leadership

Graduate School of Nursing Dean Joan Vitello, PhD, received the 2017 Mary B. Conceison Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership from the Organization of Nurse Leaders of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

Summer Enrichment Program enlightening for aspiring physician and nurse practitioner

Summer Enrichment Program enlightening for aspiring physician and nurse practitioner

The UMass Medical School Summer Enrichment Program immerses college students in challenging academics, community and cultural health seminars and real-world shadowing experiences, designed to improve their qualifications and competitive standing for admission to professional or graduate school in the health sciences.

UMMS addresses urgent need to train doctors to care for older Americans

UMMS addresses urgent need to train doctors to care for older Americans

UMass Medical School recently offered its eighth annual Chief Resident Immersion Training program on Cape Cod, designed to improve chief residents’ understanding of geriatric care challenges and enhance their leadership and teaching skills through small group discussions, mini-lectures and mentoring sessions.

Nearly 800 trained through UMMS opioid safe prescribing curriculum, according to AAMC editorial

Nearly 800 trained through UMMS opioid safe prescribing curriculum, according to AAMC editorial

In an editorial published by the American Association of Medical Colleges in Curriculum Inventory and Reports, Melissa Fischer, MD, details the success of the Opioid Safe-prescribing Training Immersion developed by UMMS. 

UMass Medical School awards 253 degrees at 44th Commencement exercises

UMass Medical School awards 253 degrees at 44th Commencement exercises

UMass Medical School bestowed 253 degrees, including three honorary degrees, at its 44th Commencement exercises on the campus green on Sunday, June 4.

Faculty support students, institution at 2017 Commencement

Faculty support students, institution at 2017 Commencement

For the faculty, Commencement is the culmination of many years of teaching, mentoring and guiding their students. Here are highlights from UMass Medical School’s 44th Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 4.

Graduates celebrate with friends and family at Commencement

Graduates celebrate with friends and family at Commencement

The weather was sunny and beautiful, but nothing outshone the smiles on the faces of the graduates and their loved ones at the UMass Medical School 44th Commencement in Worcester on Sunday, June 4.

Commencement 2017: Highlights of the ceremony in pictures

Commencement 2017: Highlights of the ceremony in pictures

See highlights of the graduates and distinguished guests at the UMass Medical School 44th Commencement in Worcester on Sunday, June 4.

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