University of Massachusetts Medical School - Worcester

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Welcome to the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), the Commonwealth’s first and only public academic health sciences center. Our mission is to advance the health and well-being of the people of the commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research and health care delivery with clinical partner UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care provider in Central Massachusetts.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (3)



University of Massachusetts Medical School - Worcester 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.


Since accepting its first class in 1970, the primary responsibility of the School of Medicine has been to provide our students with an accessible, comprehensive and personally rewarding medical education of the highest quality and one which optimally prepares them to excel as tomorrow's physicians--caring, competent, productive and fulfilled in their chosen career serving a diversity of patients, communities and the health sciences. The school is committed to training in the full range of medical disciplines, with an emphasis on practice in the primary care specialties, in the public sector and in underserved areas of Massachusetts.


The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) strives to catalyze our world-class basic research into scientific discoveries with high impact clinical applications and overcome the barriers in translating knowledge into clinical practice.

Established in 1970, UMMS has rapidly grown into a highly productive, highly collaborative research enterprise with outstanding scientific resources and facilities. The Medical School receives more than $240 million per year in research funding. Our research community includes a Nobel laureate, a Lasker award recipient, two members of the National Academy of Sciences, two members of the Institute of Medicine and seven Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.


Your life’s work is more than a career. It’s an expression of your intellect, skill and drive – and at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, you’ll find the challenges and opportunities that can turn your next career step into the experience of a lifetime. As an academic health sciences leader, our national reputation for groundbreaking education, research and health care, provides intellectual and professional challenges that can advance your life’s work to new heights.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Library services

  • The 2009 GSNDean's Award was given to the librarians of the Lamar Soutter Library for their outstanding contributions to the education of nursing students.
  • In 2001 the library was awarded the contract to serve as theRegional Medical Library for New England, National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The contract was renewed for another five years in 2006, and again in 2011.

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States