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Baystate Residency Academic Seminar Series (BRASS)

Baystate Residency Academic Seminar Series (BRASS) was implemented to:

  • Cover all the curricular topics required by the ACGME Common Requirements and Institutional Requirements
  • Create opportunities for collaboration across Baystate residencies and fellowships.


Each 2-hour session is offered twice in different months and time periods to help ensure that all interested residents and fellows can attend. Sessions combine both lecture and small group discussion.


  • An Overview of Research at Baystate Medical Center: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine and the Role of the IRB in Resident Research
  • A Practical Approach to Career Planning, Job Evaluation, and Contract Negotiation
  • Professionalism and Ethical Considerations Surrounding Physician Substance-Abuse, Organ Donation, and Sexual Harassment