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Sonia ChimientiWelcome 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, FIDSA
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
School of Medicine

Latest News

  • Video capsule endoscopy safe, effective alternative for diagnosing GI bleeding during COVID-19

    Category: School of Medicine,Medicine,Clinician,Faculty,Novel Coronavirus,Gasteroenterology

    David Cave, MD, PhD, and colleagues at UMass Medical School found that using video capsule endoscopy as a first procedure for the detection of the source of acute gastrointestinal bleeding could be a safe and effective alternative to the traditional method.

  • David McManus and Brian Lewis named to endowed chairs

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,School of Medicine,Medicine,Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology

    The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved two “accomplished and visionary” University of Massachusetts faculty as endowed chairs at its April meeting.

  • M2D2 $200K Challenge names biomedical innovation contest winners

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,School of Medicine,Faculty,Molecular Medicine

    UMass Medical School and UMass Lowell announced the winners of the 2021 Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center $200K Challenge. Acoustica Bio, a startup aiming to transform how patients receive intravenous medications, is the top winner.

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