Medical Student Education
Baystate Medical Center is a research and teaching hospital and the regional campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Expertise, Experience and Excellence
- We have been involved in medical education for more than a century. The teaching expertise of our faculty and residents 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. Download Fast Facts about Baystate Medical Center (pdf)
Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health (PURCH)
PURCH is a new pathway toward a medical degree for UMass Medical School students.
In the PURCH program, you will prepare to practice medicine in diverse urban and rural communities with the goal of increasing the availability of effective and efficient health care—particularly for under-served populations.
4th Year Electives for Medical Students
Each year, we host more than 150 medical students for their 4th-year electives.
We welcome visiting students from medical schools accredited by LSME and AACOM, as well as from international medical schools. Find out how to apply.
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