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UMass Memorial Health and UMass Chan Medical School are partners and leaders in quality, safe patient care, education, innovative research and community service in the Central New England region.

UMass Memorial Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central New England with more than 14,000 employees and nearly 1,700 physicians, many of whom are members of UMass Memorial Medical Group. Our member hospitals include HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, Marlborough Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical Center.

UMass Chan Medical School, the state’s first and only public academic health sciences center, educates physicians, scientists and advanced practice nurses to heal, discover, teach and care with compassion. We share a mission of advancing the health and well-being of the people of the Commonwealth and the world through pioneering advances in education, research and health care delivery.

Quality, Safe Patient Care

The clinical care services and academic programs of UMass Memorial Health and UMass Chan Medical School help people across the Central New England region lead healthier lives. The physicians and other health care professionals who treat patients at UMass Memorial Health and teach and conduct research at the Medical School are blazing a path toward more effective and efficient health care, with a compassionate touch. For example, the UMass Memorial Health Cancer, Diabetes, Heart and Vascular, and Musculoskeletal Centers of Excellence deliver seamless programs of quality, safe, patient-focused care across the health care system. Developed to meet the needs of the community, the centers offer an experienced team approach to specialized treatment, advanced therapies and breakthrough clinical trials.

Innovative Research

UMass Memorial Health member hospitals are involved in cutting-edge research and clinical trials to help improve medical innovations of our future. Find more information about research and training initiatives by learning more about services and treatments. In addition, learn more UMass Chan Medical School’s residency and fellowship programs by visiting the Office of Graduate Medical Education website, and the UMass Memorial Health Medical Center’s pharmacy residencies.

In 2010, UMass Chan Medical School was awarded a prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health to create an academic home for clinical and translational science across all five UMass campuses and in partnership with UMass Memorial Health. The UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science places UMass Chan Medical School and UMass Memorial Health among an elite consortium of 60 nationally prominent academic medical centers working to more efficiently move laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients, to engage communities in clinical research, and to train a new generation of researchers.

UMass Chan Medical School is one of the fastest-growing research institutions in the United States. Federal and private research grants and contracts at the Medical School rose from about $2 million in 1977 to more than $240 million in fiscal year 2013.

Academic Excellence

UMass Memorial Health and UMass Chan Medical School provide academic opportunity and scholarship through high-quality, affordable educational programs for future physicians, advanced practice nurses, researchers and educators who will become our leaders in health care delivery and breakthrough scientific discovery. While our renowned UMass Memorial Health physician-faculty members train students in all medical specialties, as the Commonwealth’s only public academic health sciences center, UMass Chan Medical School has a particular mission to educate primary care physicians and is consistently ranked in the top ten percent of the nation’s medical schools in primary care education by U.S. News and World Report.

Community Service

UMass Memorial Health and UMass Chan Medical School physicians, staff and students commit countless hours to public service efforts across the Commonwealth and work together to make our region an even healthier place to live. The Medical School’s community programs in education and health harness the skills and expertise of the institution to address pressing local needs, such as yearly free flu vaccinations clinics for elderly and other vulnerable populations. The UMass Memorial Health community benefits mission focuses on a broad definition of health including physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease. Addressing root causes of disease is essential to improving the health of our communities and each of our health care system’s hospitals provide programming focused on these principles.