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Membership in BERST Academy

BERST Academy is open to all employees at Baystate Health.

Our 150 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

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

We are now accepting applications for FY 2020-2021.

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BERST Trainees

BERST Trainees is the newest member of the BERST family. It introduces Fellows, Residents, and Students to the BERST Principles. Learn concrete skills for creating a safe learning environment and employing innovative teaching strategies.

Applications opening soon.

How to Join Us

BERST Academy accepts applications for membership from February to mid-April each year.

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.