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Facts and Figures

Deeply rooted in its educational goal of providing quality medical, research and nursing education to its students, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, together with its clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, is a vibrant academic medical center characterized by achievements and progress in a number of areas. 

How We Rank

  UMass Medical students participating in rounds at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

UMass Medical School is consistently ranked in the top ten percent of the nation’s 129 medical schools for excellence in primary care education by weekly news magazine U.S.News & World Report in its annual review “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

Beyond its core mission of distinction in medical education, the past decade has seen UMMS explode onto the national scene as a major center for research. The institution also ranks near the top among public medical schools in the Northeast in the amount of funding awarded by the National Institutes of Health. Federal and private research grants and contracts at UMMS rose from about $2 million in 1977 to more than $280 million in FY 2016, making it one of the fastest-growing research institutions in the U.S. 

 Women pipetting in a basic research lab at Umass Medical School.  

2016 Facts and Figures

FY’16 Funding and Revenue

State appropriation -- $50.6 million

State contracts*-- $35.0 million

Public Service-- $476.8 million

Research -- $223.5 million

Sales and Services** -- $89.3 million

Other Revenue -- $98.7 million

Total $973.9 million

*Provide mental health and pediatric services for those who cannot afford private care.

**Examples include MassBiologics and New England Newborn Screening Program.


  Students in caps and gowns at Commencement 2014 at UMass Medical School

Number of Faculty (Including Voluntary Faculty)

  • 316 Basic science full- and part-time faculty
  • 2,676 Clinical full- and part-time faculty
  • 174 Nursing faculty

School of Medicine

  • 504 MD Students
  • 39 MD/PhD Students
  • 3,916 Alumni

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

  • 279 PhD students
  • 43 MD/PhD students
  • 15 Clinical & Population Health Research students
  • 4 Master of Science in Clinical Investigation students
  • 697 Alumni

Graduate School of Nursing

  • 30 MS students
  • 33 GEP students
  • 26 PhD students
  • 89 DNP students
  • 1,120 Alumni

Affiliated hospitals and medical centers

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UMass Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
508-856-3797 (fax)
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