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Learning Community - Brightwood House

Brightwood Learning Community House

Brightwood House, the Learning Community for PURCH Track students, is your social and academic home throughout medical school.

You will be assigned a Brightwood house mentor who will provide guidance on many issues ranging from academic achievement, career guidance, professional development, and personal support.

It is within your learning community that you learn the foundational skills of being a competent physician through the pivotal Doctoring and Clinical Skills course.

Brightwood House, comprised of four faculty mentors and about 25 students, is based at the Baystate campus but has community spaces on both campuses.

More about Learning Communities on the UMMS website.

Brightwood House Mentors


Sam Borden, MD
Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics

Dr. Eric Churchill
Eric Churchill, MD, MPH

Department of Medicine-Primary Care

 Dr. Elizabeth Eagleson

Elizabeth Eagleson MD
Department of Medicine-Primary Care

 Dr. Jacqueline Wu

Jacqueline Wu MD
Department of Surgery

Brightwood House Doctoring and Clinical Skills-1 Faculty

Brightwood House Capstone Affiliate

Sarah Perez McAdoo, MD, MPH

Graduate Education

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 2001
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, 2006
  • Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy, 2006

Research/Clinical Interests

Dr. McAdoo is a public health physician involved in public policy, systems change, community building, and creating partnerships to improve adolescent health outcomes. She is the Co-Founder of the Youth Empowerment Adolescent Health Network (YEAH! Network).

More about the Capstone Scholarship and Discovery course at PURCH

Specialty Advisors

Emergency Medicine

Adam Kellogg
Lucienne Lutfy-Clayton
Ben Osborne
Liza Smith


Sik Kim Ang

Hospital Medicine

Christine Bryson
Stephen Ryzewicz

Internal Medicine-Primary Care

Niloufar Shoushtari
Stephen Ryzewicz

Internal Medicine-Addiction Medicine

Stephen Ryzewicz

Internal Medicine-Allergy/Immunology

Jonathan Bayuk

Internal Medicine-Cardiology

Amir Lotfi

Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology

Jacob Alexander

Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology

Nageshwar Jonnalagadda

Internal Medicine-Nephrology

Dennis DiCampli


Sharon Wretzel

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Carolyn Delk
James Gebhardt

Obstetrics & Gynecology-Urogynecology

Keisha Jones


David Wexler

Palliative Medicine

Christina Fitch
Sik Kim Ang


Lisa Cole
Roxanne Florence


Hilary Branch

Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine

Ian Goodman


Ruben Vaidya

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Barry Rodstein
Julio Martinez-Silvestrin


Stephanie Daly


Reginald Alouidor
Jacqueline Wu


Kelly Tyler


Pranay Parikh

Surgery-Trauma & Critical Care

Reginald Alouidor


Marvin Morris