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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.

The OUME works with faculty and students to nurture a diverse and inclusive learning environment. We value innovative educational programming and a curriculum that engages learning and action to care for and address disparities that are inclusive of but not limited to those of all races, sexes, genders, ethnicities and abilities. The OUME will work with faculty and students to promote diversity and inclusion in its curriculum throughout the four year continuum in line with the values of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Learn about our 3-school and GME Diversity, Representation and Inclusion for Value in Education (DRIVE) initiative and reach out with any questions or ideas.

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 Research Opportunities

The American Medical Association Accelerating Change in Medical Education: Health System Science Student, Resident, and Fellow Impact Challenge -- For a learner who leveraged their knowledge of health systems science to impact patient care, submit your strongest stories that are specific and innovative, and show measurable results. Cash prizes. Submission due July 19, 2021. Learn more

The AMA Change MedEd $20,000 Grant to improve diversity and address structural racism across the emdical education continuum is accepting submissions by June 16, 2021. Learn More

$30,000 AAMC/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) open propodals to the educational research team to conduct a systematic literature review of health care professionals' bias and stigma related to addiction and mitigation efforts. Proposals due July 2, 2021. Learn more. 



Melissa Fischer, MD, MEd
Associate Dean for Undergraduate
Medical Education 

Gail March Cohen, PhD, MFA
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate
Medical Education