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The Mini Medical School Program

Please note that the Mini Medical School Program is cancelled until further notice.

 

Baystate Health is committed to caring for those we serve, due to current concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak and recommendations by the CDC, about social distancing, Baystate Health is instituting restrictions for events and meetings. These are important policy changes that support our priority focused on the health and safety of our community, patients and team members.

  

At this time, we have no way of knowing how long the COVID-19 outbreak will remain a concern. We appreciate your patience as we continue to review policies and procedures to keep one another and our patients safe. Thank you for your understanding.

 

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.

If you have any questions please email Briana LaChappelle

Welcome Message from Chief Education 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 Education Officer, Baystate Health
Senior Associate Dean for Education, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate

 

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.