The University of Massachusetts Medical School is one of the UMass system's five campuses and is 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.
The University of Massachusetts Medical School, located in Worcester in Central Massachusetts, is one of the fastest growing academic medical centers in the country and home to the Commonwealth's only public medical school. Together, the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the Graduate School of Nursing offer four master's and thirteen doctoral degree programs. With its clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, UMass Medical School delivers general and specialized medical care to the citizens of Massachusetts.
A national leader in primary care education, the campus is also recognized for its thriving biomedical research enterprise, where internationally known scientists are making advances in a broad range of areas, from HIV and infectious diseases to cancer and diabetes.
Craig Mello, PhD, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, was awarded the Medical School's first Nobel Prize. Dr. Mello shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Fire, PhD, of Stanford University, for their discoveries related to RNA interference.