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UMMS, Three Boston medical schools to accelerate graduation of class of 2020

UMMS, Three Boston medical schools to accelerate graduation of class of 2020

Chancellor Collins announced that Massachusetts has approved an unprecedented initiative to accelerate the graduation of fourth-year School of Medicine students, thereby providing them with the opportunity to begin their careers as physicians early and at a most critical time when they will be able to promptly shore up hospital medical staff.

Match Day residency placements signal next steps for SOM Class of ’20

Match Day residency placements signal next steps for SOM Class of ’20

Match Day unfolded virtually on Friday, March 20, for Fatoumata “Nogoy” Bah and fellow students in the School of Medicine Class of 2020, who were notified by email of their residency placements. Massachusetts is in a state of emergency, grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Early match success for School of Medicine 2020 students

Early match success for School of Medicine 2020 students

School of Medicine 2020 class members Lauren Colwell, Britney Atwater and Ashley Matthew were matched to their specialty residency programs in January. Colwell is going into ophthalmology; Atwater and Matthew urology.

UMass Medical School plans virtual Match Day celebration

UMass Medical School plans virtual Match Day celebration

UMass Medical School has moved its annual Match Day celebration for the School of Medicine online. On Friday, March 20, at noon, 132 graduating medical students in the Class of 2020 will receive emails notifying them of their residency placements. Students are encouraged to share their news on UMass Medical School’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Amy Gottlieb receives Elnora Rhodes Service Award from Society of General Internal Medicine

Amy Gottlieb receives Elnora Rhodes Service Award from Society of General Internal Medicine

UMass Medical School-Baystate faculty leader Amy S. Gottlieb, MD, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Elnora Rhodes Service Award by the Society of General Internal Medicine. The award is given annually for outstanding service in clinical care, research, education and community service in primary care internal medicine.

UMMS community update: Academic classes moved online

UMMS community update: Academic classes moved online

The measures being taken at UMass Medical School represent our contribution to public health efforts to slow the community spread of the virus. These are in keeping with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for institutions of higher education in areas where community spread of the virus has been observed.

Physician-scientist retreat highlights MD/PhD student achievement at UMass Medical School

Physician-scientist retreat highlights MD/PhD student achievement at UMass Medical School

The 15th annual Physician-Scientist Retreat at UMass Medical School shined a light on students working to complete both medical and biomedical sciences doctoral degrees through the Medical Scientist Training Program.

LISTEN: UMass Medical School grads share insight on Match Day

LISTEN: UMass Medical School grads share insight on Match Day

In a new Voices of UMassMed podcast, two recent School of Medicine graduates reflect on their Match Day experiences and provide advice about the momentous occasion.

Cori Bargmann to deliver keynote address at 2020 UMass Medical School Commencement

Cori Bargmann to deliver keynote address at 2020 UMass Medical School Commencement

At Commencement on May 31, UMass Medical School will recognize the accomplishments of Cori Bargmann, PhD, head of science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Diane Casey Riccio, PhD, and Dan Riccio, committed supporters of UMass Medical School; and Michael P. Angelini, Esq., chairman of the Worcester-based law firm Bowditch.

Solidarity Week for Compassionate Care taking place at UMass Medical School

Solidarity Week for Compassionate Care taking place at UMass Medical School

The UMass Medical School chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society  is participating in the national observance of Solidarity Week for Compassionate Care with a full slate of activities and events.

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