UMass Medical School
The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), located in Worcester, Massachusetts, is a leader in medical education, biomedical research and health care. As the commonwealth’s first and only public medical school, UMMS was founded in 1962 to provide affordable, high-quality medical education to state residents and to increase the number of primary care physicians practicing in underserved areas of the state. More than 40 years later, UMMS retains the pioneering spirit that attracted its founding faculty and students, even as it has matured to include the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School of Nursing, and become one of the nation’s top fifty medical schools.
Today, UMMS is home to 2,488 full- and part-time faculty, 458 medical students, 419 biomedical sciences students and 155 nursing students.
Beyond its core mission of distinction in health sciences education, UMMS has quickly become a major center for research, with UMMS researchers contributing to pivotal advances in HIV, cancer, diabetes, infectious disease, and in understanding the molecular basis of disease.
Over the past two decades, UMMS has experienced a period of sustained and substantial growth in its research enterprise.
About UMass Memorial Health Care
UMass Memorial Health Care is the largest health care system in Central and Western Massachusetts, and the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
UMass Memorial includes UMass Memorial Medical Center (Worcester, MA) and four community hospitals: Clinton Hospital (Clinton, MA), HealthAlliance Hospital (Leominster and Fitchburg, MA), Marlborough Hospital (Marlborough, MA) and Wing Memorial Hospital (Palmer, MA). Each hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission.
Our system also includes home health and hospice programs, behavioral health programs and community-based physician practices. Approximately 1,600 physicians are members of our active medical staff, and we have 13,500 employees, including 3,000 registered nurses. In total, our hospitals have 1,111 beds. In 2008, we treated 58,762 inpatients, and counted more than one million outpatients visits. We delivered 5,176 babies and our emergency departments handled 254,400 visits.
With our highly sophisticated technology and support services, UMass Memorial provides the region with specialists nationally acclaimed for their work in areas such as cardiology, orthopedics, cancer, newborn intensive care, children’s services, women’s services, emergency medicine and trauma.
UMass Memorial Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as the only designated Level One Trauma Center for adults and children in Central Massachusetts. Our University Campus is home to the new Duddie Massad Emergency and Trauma Center and Life Flight, New England’s first hospital-based air ambulance. The region’s only Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit resides on our Memorial Campus.
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