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PE-442 Primary Care Medicine Pediatrics Elective

Director: Samuel Borden, MD

Location: Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center, 11 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA


This elective provides students with exposure to an integrated medicine/pediatrics ambulatory practice with 32 combined medicine/pediatrics residents.  with an emphasis on primary care of adults and children in the ambulatory arena in an inner-city med-peds practice.

The student will receive  broad clinical training in the care of adult and pediatric outpatients as well as a sophistication in understanding the ambulatory components of med-peds training.


The student will…

  • gain knowledge in the areas of continuity clinics, urgent care clinics, and subspecialty clinics including ob/gyn, HIV, tuberculosis, renal disease, physical medicine and rehabilitation, procedure clinics, and infectious disease.
  • attend teaching sessions with on-site diabetic counselors, nutritionists, and social workers.
  • participate in medicine/pediatric conferences and weekly pediatric and medicine grand rounds.
  • experience time on the medicine and pediatric wards.

Course Number






4 weeks


Hours per Week





Night Call/Weekends


1-2 nights may be required/No weekends





2 per Block 


Alternate Dates



Yes, at the discretion of the Director






On-Campus Housing


Available on a first-come, first-served basis

  Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medicine and Pediatrics Clerkships.

If you would like to apply for this elective, please refer to Application Process.