Melissa Fischer, MD, MEd

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education


Gail March Cohen, PhD, MFA

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education


Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education (OUME) website. These linked pages describe our role in advancing education, community and scholarship for the students and faculty of UMass Medical School. Our programs cover a wide range of curricular activities from design and management to educational seed grants, structured extracurricular experiences locally or oversees, and support of research opportunities. The OUME works in collaboration with a broad range of partners on campus and throughout the community to provide a comprehensive array of resources and expertise in support of teaching and learning.

We hope that you will follow up this virtual tour with a visit to our offices to meet the OUME Team! Please feel free to contact us with any questions; we look forward to working with you.

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Medical Education Grants

 NEGEA Collaborative Research Grant Awards announced for a project from one institution $3000 for a two-year period and a project from two or more institutions $6000 for a two-year period. All funded projects must present at an NEGEA annual conference. See request for proposals and submit proposals to Steven Rougas MD, MS by September 28th to .

Save the date:  2019 Capstone Presentation Day
Wednesday March 13, 2019

Faculty Conference Room

Program Schedule & Abstracts

 Capstone 2017 Presentation Day Program

Medical Education Opportunities

Northeastern Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) 2018 Annual Conference, April 26-28, 2018, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Norwell, Hempstead, NY.  "Emerging Issues in Medical Education."
Society of Teachers in Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Spring Conference, May 5-9, 2018,Washington, DC.

Medbiquitous Annual Conference 2018, May 21-22, 2018, The John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. "Innovations in the use of technologies and health professional education."

International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) 2018 Annual Meeting, June 9-12, 2018, Las Vegas, NY.

Medical Education and All That Jazz. A Focus On Faculty Development In The Health Professions, McGill's Centre for Medical Education and Faculty Development Office, July 2-5, 2018, Montreal, Quebec.

International Association for Medical Education (AMEE) Annual Conference, August 25-29, 2018, Basel, Switzerland.

Learning Communities Institute (LCI) Annual Meeting in New York City, September 28-30, 2018. Submissions due by April 27, 2018.

Generalists in Medical Education conference, November 1-2, 2018, Austin, TX. The conference theme, “Fueling Educational Curiosity & Creativity by Connecting People & Ideas.” Presentation proposals due May 7, 2018.

AAMC Learn Serve Lead 2018 Conference, November 2-6, 2018, Austin Texas. 

Asian Pacific Medical Education Conference (AMPEC), January 9-13, 2019, Singapore. Deadline for proposals is June 26, 2018.



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