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Midwifery Education Program Accreditation

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Magnet Recognition

Baystate Medical Center achieved Magnet designation in 2015 for nursing excellence for the third year in a row. 

Program Accreditation

The Baystate Medical Center Midwifery Education Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, located at 8403 Colesville Road Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; phone: 240-485-1802, email:, website: The program was most recently reaccredited in 2007 for the maximum period of 10 years, until 2017.

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam of the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) and receive the designation of certified nurse midwife (CNM) upon successful completion.

The CNM designation and Baystate Medical Center Midwife Education Program's curriculum are recognized by all states for licensure, by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for prescriptive authority, and by all states that enable advanced practice nurses to prescribe.

Institutional Accreditation

Baystate Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program is accredited by the Residency Review Committee in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Program Statistics

Graduation Rates

Matriculation Year Graduation Year Admitted Deferring/Declining Withdrawn LOA Graduates
2010 2012 2 0 1 0 1
2011 2013 3 0 0 0 3
2012 2014 4 0 1 0 3
2013 2015 5 5 0 0 5

American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) Pass Rates

Year First Time Takers #
First Time Pass #
First Time Pass %
Repeat Pass Rate
2010  1 1 100% n/a
2011  3 3 100%
2012  3 3  100% n/a
2013  5 5  100% n/a