UMass Chan, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center sign agreement to form regional medical campus

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The first UMass Chan-Lahey students are expected to matriculate in the summer of 2024. Each year UMass Chan expects to accept approximately 25 students who will enroll at UMass Chan-Lahey.

UMass Chan Medical School and Lahey Hospital & Medical Center announced today that they have signed a master affiliation agreement to establish a regional medical campus known as UMass Chan-Lahey. Located at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, the new campus will enable a partnership to advance medical education and meet the commonwealth’s workforce needs by educating physicians to meet the needs of diverse communities. The signed agreement follows an announcement in August of a non-binding agreement to explore establishing the campus

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With the affiliation agreement signed, the next step includes review and approval of the UMass Chan-Lahey establishment plan by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Pending the LCME’s decision, which is expected around March 2023, it is expected that the first UMass Chan-Lahey students will matriculate in the summer of 2024, and each year UMass Chan will accept approximately 25 students who will enroll at UMass Chan. Lahey These medical students will follow the core curriculum of the TH Chan School of Medicine at UMass Chan in Worcester, gaining all of their clinical experience. UMass Chan-Lahey will also have a special focus on medical student leadership, health systems science and interprofessional education.

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“The UMass Chan-Lahey Regional Medical Campus will build on the success of our first regional campus at Baystate Health in Springfield,” said Terence R. Float, MD, Celia and Isaac Hydak Professor Dr, Executive Deputy Chancellor, Provost and Dean of the TH Chan School of Medicine. “UMass Chan-Baystate was founded in 2015 and is home to the medical school’s population-based Urban and Rural Community Health (PURCH) track.”

It is anticipated that over time the collaboration will enable Lahey faculty to become valued members of the UMass Chan faculty.

“This partnership brings together two organizations with a shared mission to care for our community,” said Anne C. Larkin, MD, associate professor of surgery and vice provost and senior associate dean for academic affairs. “Beginning in the new year, we will engage the UMass Chan and Lahey community in building our innovative curriculum around leadership, health system science and interprofessional education as we build this new regional medical school campus. We look forward to sharing more about next steps in the coming months.”

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UMass Chan and Lahey are also seeking to form a new research collaboration, creating a new Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Implementation Sciences and a Quantitative Sciences Research Center to advance innovation in digital medicine, population health, and healthcare delivery.

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UMass Chan Medical School and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center have signed letters of intent to establish regional medical campuses


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