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Student Life at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

You will spend time at UMass Chan-Baystate facilities in Springfield from your very first week, becoming familiar with our faculty, patients, and communities.

UMass Chan-Baystate Instructional Spaces

3601 Main Street
Springfield, MA
(Map and directions on Google Maps)

There is free parking for PURCH students in "N Lot" in the section nearest the building.

PURCH Students' First Day at UMass Chan-Baystate AY2021-2022

PURCH students in Early Clinical Learning Experiences will spend most of their time when at the Baystate campus in its large, newly-designed instructional space with several classrooms with teleconferencing capabilities, interview rooms, restrooms, lockers, and showers.

Brightwood House Learning Community

Your academic and social home throughout medical school is Brightwood House learning community. PURCH's smaller cohort makes Brightwood House's students and faculty exceptionally close.

The Brightwood House learning community space at UMass Chan-Baystate has a comfortable lounge area and kitchen facilities equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, Keurig coffee brewers, sink, dining tables and chairs.

UMass Chan-Baystate campus administrative offices are also located in this building.

Clinical Training at Baystate Medical Center

759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
(Map and directions on Google Maps)

PURCH students will have free parking in Center “C” Lot and will take the free employee shuttle to and from the hospital. The shuttle and security escort services are available 24/7.

Baystate Medical Center Campus

PURCH students do all of their clerkships at Baystate Medical Center, an academic hospital that provides a full range of primary and specialty services. It is the only Level 1 Trauma Center with pediatric designation in western Massachusetts.

Way-to-Go app screenshot

Finding Your Way

On the Baystate Medical Center Campus

For a layout of Baystate Medical Center grounds, including main buildings and street names, download the Baystate Medical Center map (pdf).

Around the Hospital

To find your way within the hospital, download our WaytoGo App (for both IOS and Andriod devices) from the BH App Store.