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Resident Recruitment Program

Thank you for your interest in the University of Massachusetts Medical School's (UMMS) under represented medical student Resident Recruitment Program (RRP). The Diversity and Inclusion Office works in collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs and the Graduate Medical Education Office in recruitment and execution of the URM Residency Recruitment Program. This four-week subsidized elective for fourth year medical students from underrepresented backgrounds serves to enhance the diversity of our residency programs, and provides an opportunity for students to consider UMass Memorial Health Care in order to better serve the health and well-being of the commonwealth of Massachusetts and it's growing multicultural population.

UMMS is pleased to offer fourth year underrepresented medical students from U.S. accredited medical schools the opportunity to participate in a four-week subsidized elective with UMass Memorial Health Care and its' affiliated hospitals. This is a great opportunity for fourth year medical students to view our residency programs first hand.  We generally take about three students per year. We do require that your elective is in the specialty you are applying to for Residency. A list of our Residency Programs can be found here.

Dr. Maria Garcia, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Diversity, will provide mentoring and career advising to students accepted into the Resident Recruitment Program.  There is also a modest stipend to help pay your approved elective's transportation expenses, food and housing along with reimbursing your $65 visiting student administrative fee.

The Resident Recruitment Program runs during the blocks we offer to visiting students. UMass will stop accepting applications June 29, 2018 at 1pm EST. A list of UMass electives can be found on our website.

Please review our visiting student guidelines and file an application with the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).

If you are interested in being considered for this program, please complete the application form. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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