Flu Shot Fair for UMMS Community: Employee Health Services is hosting a UMMS Flu Shot Fair in the Faculty Conference Room on October 24, 2017 from 10am-5pm.
Bring your drivers license or KRONOS badge with you for your free flu shot!



Associate Dean for Student Affairs Office Hours

MS1 Drop-In Office Hours Dates/Times

MS4 Drop-In Office Hours Dates/Times
On this page, you can also find a form to submit 4th year career planning questions to Dr. Chimienti!

Upcoming Events

The chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School invites you to our Regional Medical Education Conference (RMEC):

A.C.T.I.V.I.S.M: Advocating Change Through Interventions In Science and Medicine
“Debunking Alternative Facts”

SNMA is an organization committed to supporting current and future underrepresented and minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent, and socially conscious clinicians.
RMEC, which brings together students from medical schools, graduate schools, colleges, and high schools in the New England area, serves as a platform for students and professionals to connect on issues impacting underserved communities and underrepresented students in medicine.  
Join us for an engaging, dynamic, informative, and solution-focused conference.  We are excited for this day of learning, discussion, and action to find ways to better serve our communities!
Date: October 21st, 2017
Time: 9am to 4:30pm
Location: University of Massachusetts Medical School
For more information or to register, visit: www.Region7RMEC.com

Student Highlights

Students Embracing Mindfulness

On August 28, a group of 25 medical students visited the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) to participate in the CFM's weekly meditation class. This weekly course draws on the principles of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to help participants reduce the stress of their daily lives.  The session was comprised of 30 minutes of silent meditation, followed by an open discussion facilitated by the center’s Director of Research, Judson Brewer, MD, PhD.
This group of first and second year medical students represented all six Learning Community Houses and a wide range of experiences with Mindfulness. The group contained both seasoned practitioners of meditation and newcomers to the concept of "Mindful." A handful of students had intensive experiences in this field, such as traveling to Myanmar for meditation retreats or working in a neuroscience lab studying the cognitive and physical benefits of Mindfulness.
The event coincided with an increased interest in the student body to pursue Mindfulness personally and professionally, as well as a desire to build stronger connects with the Center for Mindfulness. Currently, members of the first year class are hosting weekly guided meditation sessions on campus and hope to return to the Center for Mindfulness soon.

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Welcome Message

Chimienti imageWelcome to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and to the Office of Student Affairs!  We are delighted to share this incredible journey with you, providing you with a supportive learning environment and guiding you through your years of medical training. Our team works in partnership with your Learning Communities Mentors and the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education to ensure that you receive the academic and personal support that you need in order to meet your educational goals, and to holistically support your professional development as a physician.

Our office coordinates many events that will be memorable milestones in your career development, including the White Coat Ceremony, the Second Year Oath Ceremony, and of course, Match Day and Graduation! Along the way to each of these events, we are here to assist you with planning your pre-clinical electives, Core Clinical Experiences, Advanced Studies electives both at home and away, transitional experiences throughout your training, and individualized career pathways, including 5th Year Options, and if needed, leaves of absence.  Your well-being and career balance are of paramount importance to our team; as such, we are committed to working with you to support you throughout your training.

Once again, welcome to UMass!  Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions about student life at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Wishing you well,

Sonia Nagy Chimienti, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
School of Medicine

Mindfulness & Wellness

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