Established in 1962, The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) is one of the nation's top 50 medical schools. The institution's main components are the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School of Nursing. The School of Medicine is one of 14 centers in the nation to be awarded the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Initiative grant.

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Master's Program of the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Ranking Profile:

- Placed in the top 10 for primary care among the nation's medical schools, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual review of graduate programs (2011). It is placed above the medical schools at Harvard and Tufts for primary care, ranking 9th among the nation's 131 accredited medical schools in that category. In addition UMass ranked 47th among research schools, and 20th in family care.

- Ranked 7th in primary care among the nation's 129 fully accredited medical schools and 25 schools of osteopathic medicine by U.S. News & World Report (2010). UMass Medical School is the only school in the top 50 that accepts no out-of-state students into its medical degree program. In its listing of top research schools, U.S. News ranked UMass Medical School 48th. The U.S. News and World Report rankings of the nation's 129 accredited medical schools and 25 accredited schools of osteopathic medicine are based on measures of academic quality which are weighted by reputation among faculty and residents, student selectivity, research activity, and faculty resources.

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