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.
- 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
- Resident of Springfield, Massachusetts
- Previous connection to and/or participation in Baystate Health-sponsored activities or programs.
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.
- There is no stipend associated with Baystate Summer Academy.
- Parking is available at no charge.
Please contact Peter Blain, Program Coordinator, with any questions: