Commencement 2018

The Office of Communications will be using Facebook Live to share the excitement of the medical school’s Commencement celebration on our main institutional account, @UMassMed ( In addition, you can live stream the ceremony from the UMassMed homepage. If you have family/friends that aren’t able to make it, let them know that they can view the ceremony using these features!

Student Highlights

The Opioid Project: Changing Perceptions through Art and Storytelling

In a collaborative effort between UMMS MS2 Hillary Mullan (who worked with the Joint Coalition of Health for her population health clerkship in October 2017), the Fitchburg Art Museum, the Joint Coalition on Health, and the Healing Story Collaborative, The Fitchburg Gallery featured The Opioid Project: Changing Perceptions through Art and Storytelling.

The gallery featured art collages made by people whose lives were affected by Opioid addiction. Attendees were invited to experience the art and listen to the stories of the artists. To view the art and stories via the online app:

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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

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