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Baystate Summer Academy

Baystate Summer Academy (BSA) is designed to provide you with a core understanding of public health and medical research practices. BSA employs a project-based learning format to provide you with basic skills in research methods.

Clinical and non-clinical shadowing opportunities may be available across a variety of departments. You are paired with a public health or health care professional to learn about different areas of health care. Opportunities to participate in the simulation center may also be available.

Participation in this program is a preferred eligibility requirement for the Summer Scholars Program.

Eligibility

Required

  • Entering your freshman, sophomore or junior year in a four-year undergraduate program for the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Expressed an interest in healthcare, public health or research as a career option (see application)
  • Resident of Hampden or Hampshire County in Massachusetts

Preferred

  • Resident of Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Previous connection to and/or participation in Baystate Health-sponsored activities or programs.

Program Goals

Baystate Summer Academy aims to begin the process of connecting you to the medical center through the practice of research by providing:

  • Fundamentals of designing and conducting research
  • Environment where you can interact with other students to address a research question and that promotes independent, self-directed learning
  • Limited observation experiences in a variety of disciplines and specialties (optional activity)

2019 Program Dates and Time Commitment

  • Tuesday, June 4 through Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • You must be available in Tuesday evenings from 5:30 – 8:00 PM.
  • Participants must be able to begin on the program start date. Starting dates will not be modified.
  • Observation opportunities will not follow the scheduled course dates and times. These activities are not required, but they are highly encouraged and part of the overall design of the course.

Stipend

  • There is no stipend associated with Baystate Summer Academy.

Parking

  • Parking is available at no charge.

Application Process

Contact Us

Please contact Peter Blain, Program Coordinator, with any questions:
413-794-1671
Peter.Blain@baystatehealth.org