- The Commonwealth’s first and only public medical school, UMass 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.
- U.S. News & World Report ranks UMass Worcester seventh in the nation in primary care education and one of the nation’s Top 50 medical schools for research, generating in excess of $200 million in annual research awards.
- Professor Craig C. Mello was the winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
- The campus includes the School of Medicine (SOM), the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), and the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN).
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
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GSN Admission: 508-856-5801
GSBS Admission: 508-856-4135
The University of Massachusetts Worcester is one of the fastest growing academic health science centers in the country and is home to the School of Medicine (SOM) — the Commonwealth’s only public medical school — the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN), and a world-class research enterprise that attracts more than $200 million in external funding annually.
Located in the heart of Central Massachusetts on a 63-acre campus it shares with clinical partner UMass Memorial Health Care, the region’s premier health care delivery system and largest employer, UMass Worcester consistently ranks near the top in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of best graduate schools.
The work of UMass Worcester researcher and 2006 Nobel Prize winner Craig Mello, Ph.D., an investigator of the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute, toward the discovery of RNA interference has launched a promising new field of research with astounding global potential. UMass Worcester also is the future home of the Albert Sherman Center, an interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art research and education facility that will foster collaboration among scientists and innovation across disciplines.