Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.84
Liaison Suzanne Wood
Submission Date Nov. 29, 2012
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University of Massachusetts Medical School
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 John Gilmartin
Safety Technician
Environmental Health & Safety
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:

Umass Medical School participates in the High School Health Careers Program. The High School Health Careers Program (HSHCP) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) was initiated in the 1970’s with the goal of increasing the number of students entering biomedical research, biotechnology and health professions (BBHP). The program targets Massachusetts high school sophomores and juniors from groups that are under-represented in BBHP and/or disadvantaged backgrounds. This program encourages participants to work smart; improve study, communications and time management skills; graduate from high school; and prepare for college.


A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:

Financial Aid (FA) to students in the SOM, GSN and GSBS are awarded on a need-basis


A brief description of the institution’s programs to equip the institution's faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

The Diversity and Equal Opportunity office engages with students and faculty through numerous events throughout the year which equip the institution's faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds.


A brief description of the institution’s programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

The High School Health Careers Program prepares and engages students from low-income backgrounds for higher education.


A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

The institution embraces federal assistance in awarding "Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students."


A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
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A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

The institution has several outreach programs such as the Worcester Pipeline Collaborative, High School Health Careers Program and the Summer Enrichment Program, which are used to recruit students from low-income backgrounds.


A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:

NIH funded summer undergraduate research program for under-represented, disadvantaged or disabled students. www.umassmed.edu/summer. Additional funds come from the Office of Research.


A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:

Financial Aid (FA) to students in the SOM, GSN and GSBS are awarded on a need-basis.
The students with the greatest need, get the most “gift” (free) aid based on a formula that is uniformly applied


A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:
The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:

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