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Welcome to the heart of healthcare.

Worcester’s status as the heart of Massachusetts makes it the perfect place to gain hands-on clinical experiences in a variety of settings. The second-largest city in the commonwealth is home to world-class medical institutions and hospitals, where our students have access to clinical placements, internships, and research opportunities.

All students at MCPHS–Worcester are required to complete clinical experiences as part of their program. We have affiliated with a variety of medical institutions to give our students vital experiences that will better prepare them for future exciting careers in healthcare.

Explore a few of our neighboring clinical affiliates:

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Saint Vincent Hospital

Saint Vincent Hospital has been offering health and medical care to the greater Worcester area for more than 125 years. Located in downtown Worcester, just a half-mile walk from campus, Saint Vincent is a high-volume, high-acuity teaching hospital. The hospital offers a number of departments, including women’s health, inpatient pediatrics, cancer care, and surgical subspecialties. More than 50,000 patients are seen each year in the emergency department.

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UMass Memorial Medical Center

Part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system, UMass Memorial Medical Center is one of the region’s most trusted academic medical centers and provides comprehensive healthcare to central Massachusetts.

UMass Memorial Medical Center is partnered with Clinton Hospital, HealthAlliance Hospital, and Marlborough Hospital. Through the medical center’s network of care, patients are connected to home health services, hospice care, rehabilitation services, and behavioral health services.

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Shriners, Springfield

Shriners Hospitals for Children in Springfield, Massachusetts, is a children’s orthopedic hospital that specializes in neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries, and other special healthcare needs. The hospital is a leader in research on orthopedics, burn care, cleft lip and palate, and spinal cord injury.