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Mini Medical School

Mini Medical School Baystate Health

Mini-Medical School gives us the opportunity to open our doors to the public and share our knowledge of medicine in a comfortable and friendly environment.  Many students participate due to a general interest and later find that many of the things they learned over the semester are relevant to their own lives. The goal of this program is to help members of the public make more informed decisions about all aspects of their health care while receiving insight about what it's like to be a medical student.

The Mini-Medical School program is an eight part health education series, taught at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, featuring a different aspect of medicine each week. Designed for an adult audience, each course is taught by an energetic faculty member who will explain the science of medicine without resorting to complex terms. You can see the class schedule and directions below as well as a message from our Chief Medical Officer. You can also see a flyer for the 2015 semester here.

Tuition is $95 per person, $80 for Senior Class and Spirit of Women members. Each student must attend a minimum of six classes in order to receive a certificate of completion. 

For more information, call Baystate Health Link at 413-794-2255 or register online now.

Welcome Message from Chief Medical Officer

Welcome to Baystate Medical Center’s Mini-Medical School. We are pleased to offer this unique Mini-Medical School to our community. An outstanding group of faculty members will present information about surgery, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, aging, cardiology and other important topics.

The goal of our Mini-Medical School is to bring together physicians and people of the community so that we may share knowledge about medicine in an open and comfortable forum. The program helps you to make more informed decisions about all aspects of health care while receiving insight on what it is like to be a medical school student. Our faculty, staff and medical students are excited to share with you what goes on at Baystate Medical Center.

There won't be any tests in these classes and although you won’t walk away with a license to practice medicine, you will get a certificate and a better understanding of medical education and some current medical topics.

We hope you find the program enjoyable and informative.

Kevin Hinchey, MD
Chief Academic Officer, Baystate Health
Senior Vice President, Division of Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine

 

Directions

Chestnut Surgery and Conference Center

759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
413-794-0000

From the east:

Take Exit 6 off the Massachusetts Turnpike. Beyond the toll booth, turn left on to Route 291. Remain on 291 until it merges with Route 91 North. Follow the Northampton sign. Take Main Street, Exit 10 off Route 91 North. The hospital will be two blocks away directly in front of you. The Chestnut Surgery and Conference Center is to the right of the hospital as you face it from Chestnut Street.

From the west:

Take Exit 4 off the Massachusetts Turnpike. Pick up Route 91 South after the toll booth. Stay on Route 91 South and take Birnie Avenue, Exit 11, off Route 91. From the exit, follow the blue "H" signs to the hospital. The Chestnut Surgery and Conference Center is to the right of the hospital as you face it from Chestnut Street.

From the north:

Take Route 91 southbound, take Birnie Avenue, Exit 11. From the exit, follow the blue "H" signs to the hospital. The Chestnut Surgery and Conference Center is to the right of the hospital as you face it from Chestnut Street.

From the south:

From Route 91 northbound, take Main Street, Exit 10. The hospital will be directly in front of you, two blocks away as you go down the exit ramp. The Chestnut Surgery and Conference Center is to the right of the hospital as you face it from Chestnut Street.

Class Schedule

 Sept. 17
 6 - 9 pm
 "Hey, I Finally Got Into Medical School"
 Michael Rosenblum, MD
 Sept. 24
 6 - 8 pm
 "Anesthesiology"  Michael Bailin, MD
 Oct. 1
 6 - 9 pm
 "Pathology"  Wayne Duke, MD
 Oct. 8
 6 - 8 pm
 "Cancer"  Wilson Mertens, MD
 Oct. 15
 6 - 9 pm
 "Surgery"  Neal Seymour, MD
 Oct. 22
 6 - 8 pm
 "Cardiac Surgery"
 John Rousou, MD
 Oct. 29
 6 - 8 pm
 "Stroke / Rehabilitation"
 Rajiv Padmanabhan, MD
 Nov. 5
 6 - 9 pm
 "Ethics" and Graduation Ceremony
 Peter DePergola, PhDc, MTS