Professional Connections

WPI’s location, in the heart of Worcester, is an exceptional setting for students interested in pursuing careers in the medical profession. A number of hospitals are located in Worcester County, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine is in nearby Grafton, and Boston—less than an hour away—is home to some of the nation’s top medical and dental schools.

The Boston-Worcester corridor is at the cutting-edge of the biotechnology and biomedical industries, with dozens of companies engaged in research, development, and manufacturing in the areas of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. This concentration of medically related companies and institutions affords students a wealth of opportunities for academic projects, co-ops, internships, and other means to get practical, clinical experience and exposure to the state-of-the art in the health professions. These experiences, along with letters of recommendation students may receive from physicians, veterinarians, dentists, and other health professionals, are invaluable additions to a professional school application.

WPI is connected with many of the dozens of schools and companies engaged in research, development, and manufacturing in this region. Learn more about a few of our partnerships:

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

WPI has forged an agreement with the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in nearby Grafton, Mass., that enables students to apply for and receive admission to the veterinary school in the spring of their sophomore year. Students who receive early admission to Tufts do not need to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). These students also have opportunities to complete an academic project or internship at Tufts.

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts and WPI have enjoyed a long and invaluable relationship through the years. WPI provides a strong foundation as well as the critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills necessary to succeed both in our demanding programs and in the field of veterinary medicine beyond graduation. WPI’s seven-week semesters and real-world project-based curriculum prepare students to hit the ground running.

Rebecca Russo
Director of Admissions, Tufts University
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

WPI has an agreement with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) in which MCPHS accepts students with high academic achievements from select majors into its pharmacy program.

University of Massachusetts Medical School

An agreement with UMass Medical School affords our students numerous research opportunities. Clinicians from UMass often join with WPI to define and advise junior- and senior-year projects; meaningful work with an outcome that matters in real-world health care. This agreement also includes opportunities for select WPI students to take classes at UMass Medical School.