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University of Massachusetts Medical School

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Realize Your Opportunities – A Career at UMASS Medical School

Inside Workings at UMASS Medical School

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), the Commonwealth's only public medical school, is proud of our role in serving the people of Massachusetts. Although, its the inside workings of UMMS that makes the difference.

Mission and Culture

We’re serious about our mission and about our people. 

• Real World Impact - Our people get excited about our mission of real-world impact in health sciences education, research and public service.

• International Prominence and New Opportunities - As this institution has grown to national – and international – prominence, we’ve found new opportunities to train tomorrow’s physicians, nurses and scientists,  discover causes of and cures for disease and help improve the quality of health care.

• Deep Commitment - With our clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, and our other teaching affiliates, we share a deep commitment to national distinction in patient care.

• Valued Partnerships – UMMS partners with Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting arm of UMMS. Also, UMMS partners with MassBiologics in scientific collaborations, technology management and creating partnerships for the development of products for the benefit of patients.  These valued partnerships help us to provide services and programs to help meet our needs at UMMS and the public.

• Proud Contributors - People at UMMS enjoy the feeling of going to work every day knowing what they do is truly important and worthwhile.

• Complementary and Inseparable - These varied parts of our mission and culture are complementary and inseparable.                 

Careers

UMMS, 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.  UMMS is a world-class institution with opportunities to match. 

• Competitive Compensation – UMMS offers salaries that are competitive with Worcester-area employers. When combined with our generous benefits, perks, and paid time off, many job seekers are surprised to find a total rewards package that matches or exceeds their current situation.

• Targeted Hiring Process – At UMMS, there are actually multiple hiring processes for different segments of our workforce.  In nearly all cases, UMMS hiring process is decentralized, with qualified candidates screened and referred to an academic officer or manager with hiring authority.

• 24/7 Access to Employment Opportunities – iCIMS is our online job search and application system.  iCIMS is available 24/7 to provide you with a convenient and up-to-date view of the available employment opportunities across our campuses. Updates are made daily and include all faculty and non-faculty position listings from every school and department within the UMMS. When you identify a position you are interested in and qualified for, apply online. New opportunities become available frequently so it pays to check back often!

Benefits

With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, extensive learning opportunities, and a stimulating and attractive work environment, UMMS may be exactly the employer you’ve been looking for.

• Superior Benefits - UMMS offers a wide range of benefits and perks that invite comparison with the best employers in the Worcester area – and with academic institutions anywhere. UMMS provides superior medical and dental coverage for you and your family, fully funded retirement plans, generous time off, a Tuition Assistance Plan – and much more.

• People Centered - UMMS is an employer, but it is also a community. Its comprehensive medical and dental benefits, retirement plans, and even paid holidays reflect an institution built around people, with a deep respect for their differences and needs.

• Commitment to Healthy Living - UMMS provides resources to help you balance work and life and encourages healthy living through great programs and discounts for fitness, physical activity, weight management, nutritional counseling and general wellness available through our health insurance plans.

• Breadth of Offerings - Above all, the breadth of UMMS offerings set the School apart and makes it an environment favored by all sorts of smart, career-savvy people.

Apply for a Job

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

Online - To view all job opportunities and apply online, visit www.umassmed.edu/hr and click on the “Careers” tab.

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A History of Making Vital Improvements - UMASS Medical School Milestones

1962: Legislation establishes University of Massachusetts Medical School
1970: First medical students begin classes in Shaw Building
1974: First class graduates 16 MDs
1979: PhD program begins
1986: Graduate School of Nursing opens
1986: PhD program becomes Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
1994: Graduate School of Nursing initiates PhD program
1998: UMass Clinical System and Memorial Health Care merge to form UMass Memorial Health Care
2001: Lazare Research Building opens
2002: Campus Modernization begins on the University Campus
2004: Graduate Entry Pathway Program established at the Graduate School of Nursing
2005: PhD Program in Clinical & Population Health Research established at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2005: Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories opens new manufacturing and filling facility in Mattapan
2006: Craig Mello, PhD, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, is 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.
2007: Michael F. Collins, MD, is named chancellor and Terence R. Flotte, MD, is named dean of the School of Medicine.  
2009: Groundbreaking for the Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility slated for completion in 2012.
2010: Ambulatory Care Center opens
2012: The Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility, completed and opens

 

Diversity Profile: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Diversity is inherent in University of Massachusetts Medical School’s mission to advance the health and well-being of the people of the Commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research and health care delivery. As an institution, we are preparing tomorrow’s physicians, nurses and scientists to serve and relate to a multicultural society by increasing representation of minorities and women in student, faculty and staff positions, improving the cultural competence of our workforce through diversity education, and building an inclusive culture where we learn from our differences.

Affirmative Action Plan

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) is committed to promoting educational and employment opportunities without  regard to race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions) sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, covered veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law in admission, treatment, employment or in its programs, services and activities.

UMMS recognizes that in some areas of employment and education there is underutilization of women and underrepresented minorities based on the pool of available applicants. The UMMS affirmative action program encourages aggressive recruitment and selection practices to insure equal opportunity and nondiscrimination.  To that end, UMMS will utilize strategies and goals to attract and advance talent that is representative of the local, regional and national demographics.  We will make every effort to increase the presence of qualified women and underrepresented minorities at all levels of the organization among students, faculty and staff.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

Office Phone: 508 856-2179
TTY Phone: 508 856-6395
Fax: 508 856-181

The Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office (DEOO) is the principle vehicle to guide the implementation of our diversity and inclusion strategies and programs. However, all of us have a role in helping to achieve a high performing, inclusive learning community. Through the DEOO, a number of resources and services are available to help us create an organizational culture that maximizes the potential for diversity to achieve our vision of becoming one of the nation’s most distinguished academic health sciences center. The DEOO coordinates diversity programming and provides oversight of compliance for Affirmative Action/EEO and ADA policies. We mediate and resolve conflicts related to uncivil behavior, harassment and discrimination. These policies and procedures are the foundation for managing a diverse workforce and creating a culture of civility and respect. Yet, managing diversity simply as human respect is not enough.

To achieve remarkable results and achieve our institutional mission, an inclusive organization must be created. We embrace diversity in its many dimensions and strive to create an organizational structure that meets the needs of every individual who makes up our community. Several diversity resource groups and university leadership positions exist within UMMS to drive our inclusion efforts. Diverse groups are a powerful force. They generate more ideas, make positive changes and help advance great institutions like UMMS.

I am confident that our efforts will “go plaid,” integrating diversity into our system, structure and the way we function. The DEOO staff thanks you for helping us advance our diversity and inclusion goals.

Deborah L. Plummer, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor 
Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion

More on Diversity and Equal Opportunity staff.

Diversity is inherent in University of Massachusetts Medical School’s mission to advance the health and well-being of the people of the Commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research and health care delivery. As an institution, we are preparing tomorrow’s physicians, nurses and scientists to serve and relate to a multicultural society by increasing representation of minorities and women in student, faculty and staff positions, improving the cultural competence of our workforce through diversity education, and building an inclusive culture where we learn from our differences.

Mission

Through consultation, regulation, education and collaboration, the Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office (DEOO) is a catalyst for an inclusive academic medical health sciences center comprised of a diverse faculty, staff and student body who possess the cultural competencies necessary to serve the people of the commonwealth and the world.

Vision

Diversity compels UMMS to lead in the development and implementation of innovative approaches to health sciences education, research and public service.

Diversity Strategy

Four Layers of Diversity

Five Drivers of Diversity

Five Critical Dimensions

Inclusive Culture

Mentoring Circles

As a part of the UMMS Institutional Diversity Plan to support students from under representative groups, UMMS has launched a series of Mentoring Circles. The objective of Mentoring Circles is to provide a diverse group of medical and research students exposure to faculty who serve as “Mentors for a Day.” Students and faculty meet in a team-based setting that allows for informal dialogue, sharing, and learning across the circle. The program provides participants with enhanced professional growth, varied perspectives through peer and faculty mentoring, and an expanded network of colleagues. Learn more about Mentoring Circles here.

The Women's Faculty Committee

The Mission of the Women's Faculty Committee of UMMS/UMMHC is to address the needs of women faculty and promote the status of women in the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the UMass Memorial Health Care clinical system. Learn more about their goals here.

Council on Equal Opportunity and Diversity

The University of Massachusetts Medical School's (UMMS) mission focuses on achieving national distinction in health sciences education, research and public service. The University believes success in this mission is guided by principles that place the highest priority on respect for the dignity and diversity of the members of the Medical School community. In keeping with this commitment, UMMS has established the Council on Equal Opportunity and Diversity (CEOD), a standing committee that reports to the Chancellor. The CEOD has nine committees that report through it to make recommendations for a civil, inclusive and just organization. The committees that report through the CEOD and its executive committee are: the Minority Academic Advancement, Civility, International, ADA, Mature Workforce, GLBTA, Representation, Student Representation and Professional Women.

The CEOD and its committees serve in an advisory capacity to the Chancellor, as well as to the Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office.  Wherever possible, the Council on Equal Opportunity and Diversity works in collaboration with its clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care.

Executive Committee

Civility Committee

Disabilities Committee

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies (LGBTA) Committee

International Committee

Mature Workforce Committee

Minority Academic Advancement Committee (MAAC)

Professional Women's Committee 

Learn more on Student Groups and Organizations by clicking here.

UMMS is committed to positively impacting its surrounding community. We do this by supporting community programs and initiatives that advance the interests of both the medical school and the community by donations of in-kind services, volunteerism, and assisting and co-hosting various community events.

The spirit of engagement that exists at UMMS is impressive. As an institution, we are deeply committed to enriching the surrounding communities. In this section of our Web site, you will find just a few of the compelling stories that illustrate the ways we are enhancing health and science education, ensuring community health,building a diverse workforce and enriching lives.

The Office of Community and Government Relations is committed to strengthening its relationships with public officials and community stakeholders, increasing visibility of the medical school throughout the region and increasing resources for the medical school’s initiatives.

 

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