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
Chestnut Surgery and Conference Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
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.
MARCH 19, 6-9 pm
Orientation, Lecture & Tour
"Hey, I Finally Got Into Medical School!"
Kevin Hinchey, MD, FACP
Chief Education Officer and Senior Associate Dean for Education, UMass Medical School-Baystate
Tours - Baystate Children’s Hospital; Wesson Women & Infants’ LDRP Unit; Baystate Dining Services; "Talk with our RN’s"
MARCH 26, 6-9 pm
Wayne H. Duke, MD
Vice Chair, Pathology
Tour of the Laboratories
APRIL 2, 6-8 pm
Heart & Vascular
Aaron Kugelmass, MD
Vice President and Medical Director, Heart & Vascular Program
Chief, Division of Cardiology
APRIL 9, 6-8 pm
Heather Sankey, MD
Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
APRIL 16, 6-9 pm
Neal Seymour, MD
Chief, General Surgery Division
Tour of Chestnut Surgery Center,
Baystate’s Simulation Center &
Goldberg Surgical Skills Lab
APRIL 23, 6-8pm
More details to come!
APRIL 30, 6-8 pm
Mary Alice Abbott , MD
Chief, Medical Genetics
MAY 7, 6-8 pm
Emergency Medicine and Graduation Ceremony
Joseph Schmidt, MD
Vice Chair, Emergency Medicine