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Midwifery Education Program Accreditation

The Baystate Medical Center Midwifery Education Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, located at 8403 Colesville Road Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; phone: 240-485-1802, email:, website: The program was most recently reaccredited in 2007 for the maximum period of 10 years, until 2017.

The American College of Nurse-Midwives is the oldest women's healthcare organization in the United States. The Midwifery Education Program is also affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine.

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam of the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) and receive the designation of certified nurse midwife (CNM) upon successful completion.

The CNM designation and Baystate Medical Center Midwife Education Program's curriculum are recognized by all states for licensure, by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for prescriptive authority, and by all states that enable advanced practice nurses to prescribe.

Baystate Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program is accredited by the Residency Review Committee in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Baystate Medical Center serves as the Western Campus of Tufts Univeristy School of Medicine.