Friday, July 24, 2020 - 10:32

"It took the Pandemic to reveal the resilience and grit and engagement that was within us all along,” Dr. Michael Hirsh writes in the latest blog post from The Interstitium. But the real challenge will be maintaining this momentum, he explains. Dr. Hirsh provides keen insight in “What We Learned in the Pandemic” and challenges moving forward. Read the full post at

Michael Hirsh, MD, is the Medical Director for the Department of Public Health for the City of Worcester and six surrounding towns. He is a pediatric surgeon and Director of the Pediatric Trauma and Injury Prevention Program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He serves as the Assistant Vice Provost for Health and Wellness Promotion for the three graduate schools within the School of Medicine.

The Interstitium is a multimedia, online home for the University of Massachusetts Medical School community members to reflect on their experiences. The site was developed as a space for pausing and processing amidst the grind of long study days or buzz of a busy clinic, with the hope of supporting, nourishing, and connecting the UMMS community.