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Your 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.

Learning Community Mentors

Samuel Borden, MD

Eric Churchill, MD, MPH

Elizabeth Eagleson, MD

Jacqueline Wu, MD

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

Department Brightwood House Specialty Advisor
Emergency Medicine Adam Kellogg email, Lucienne Lufty-Clayton, Ben Osborneemail, Liza Smithemail
Family Medicine Cortney Haynes, MD email
Geriatrics Sik Kim Angemail
Hospital Medicine Christine Brysonemail, Stephen Ryzewicz email
IM-Primary Care Niloufar Shoushtariemail, Stephen Ryzewicz email
IM-Cardiology Amir Lotfiemail
IM-Gastroenterology Jacob Alexanderemail
IM-Hematology / Oncology
Nageshwar Jonnalagaddaemail
IM-Nephrology Dennis DiCampliemail
Obstetrics & Gynecology Carolyn Delkemail, James Gebhardtemail
Otolaryngology David Wexleremail
Palliative Medicine Sik Kim Angemail
Pathology Lisa Coleemail, Roxanne Florenceemail
Pediatrics (General) Hilary Branchemail
Pediatrics (Subspecialties) Ian Goodmanemail (EM), Ruben Vaidyaemail (Neonatology)
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Barry Rodsteinemail, Julio Martinez-Silvestriniemail
Psychiatry Stephanie Dalyemail
Surgery Reginald Alouidoremail, Jacqueline Wuemail

House Librarians

  • Catherine Carr, MLIS
    Education and Clinical Services Librarian at the Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.
  • Bridget Gunn, MSLS (at the Baystate campus)
    Information and Knowledge Services Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate campus in Springfield.