About BERST Academy
BERST—Baystate Education and Scholarship of Teaching—advances the educational mission of Baystate Health.
Every year, more than 2,200 future health professionals pass through the hallways, clinics, and research labs of Baystate Health. BERST Academy is the backbone of efforts to ensure that our employees acquire the knowledge and skills to teach their future colleagues and, together, improve the care for our patients and our community.
Celebrate the power of education
Connect every Baystate employee with the power of education to inspire the best in themselves and their teams.
BERST Academy is a community within Baystate Health and promotes the qualities that Baystate values in its employees across the health system.
Courage and Collaboration
In BERST, we champion innovation to encourage employees to flourish from best practice. By teaching a scholarly approach to education, members learn to ground innovation in evidence and take a healthy and deliberate approach to setbacks.
Members are invited to cultivate growth by attending evidence-based professional development, with concrete skills designed to build them as patient care providers, leaders, and colleagues.
BERST promotes lifelong learning by promoting motivation, reflection, and a growth mindset as grounding perspectives for ongoing personal and professional growth and improved practice.
We are an engaged community, connecting diverse and interprofessional employees through shared language and purpose, marked by respect for learning and teaching.