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Membership in BERST Academy

BERST Academy is open to all employees at Baystate Health.

Our 75 members from over 20 different health professions work in many departments throughout Baystate Health.

Download BERST membership list (pdf: updated annually)

Benefits of Membership

  • Engage with an interprofessional community of colleagues across the institution
  • Learn key principles of education through innovative professional development sessions
  • Advance your career as a teacher, coach, advisor, or leader

BERST Teaching Academy Members

Membership Tracks

Note: You do not “graduate” from BERST Academy. Rather, you fulfill membership requirements by attending professional development sessions throughout the academic year.

Teacher Track

Members in the Teacher Track learn fundamentals of teaching, including motivation, reflection, and innovation.

Leader Track

Leader Track teaches members to apply these fundamentals of teaching to emotional intelligence and authentic leadership.

Trainee Track

This newest track introduces healthcare professions trainees to BERST principles.

How to Join Us

BERST Academy accepts applications for membership from February to mid-April each year. For details on how to apply, email

In addition, many of the special programs offered or sponsored by BERST Academy are open to all. You are welcome to come see what we're all about.

Member Spotlight

Katie Jobbins, DO

BERST changed how she practices medicine and does her job.

Here's how...