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Medical Student Education at UMMS-Baystate

UMMS-Baystate logoBaystate Medical Center is a research and teaching hospital and the regional campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


We have been involved in medical education for more than a century. Our teaching expertise means you'll receive the highest quality medical education.


As the only Level 1 trauma center in western Massachusetts—and home to the busiest emergency department in the state—you get all the clinical experience you need.


Baystate has received national recognition for excellence in education and research, and has been ranked among the top in the nation for safe, high-quality patient care.

PURCH: Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health

PURCH is a new pathway toward a medical degree for UMass Medical School students.

It prepares you to practice medicine in diverse urban and rural communities—particularly for under-served populations.

More About PURCH

4th Year Electives for Medical Students

Each year, we host more than 150 medical students in more than 40 4th-year electives

We welcome visiting students from medical schools accredited by LSME and AACOM, as well as from international medical schools.

Apply for Electives