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Get the Experience You Need

We have a team-based approach to patient care—and education. You will be an active participant on the clinical team—working, learning, and collaborating with other health professionals and students.

Enjoy the wide diversity of learning opportunities available at Baystate Health, one of the largest academic health systems in New England.

Get plenty of hands-on experience, too—PURCH's smaller class size means you'll  have a more personalized learning experience.

See the Full Spectrum of Clinical Conditions

Baystate Medical Center is the region's primary tertiary care referral center—and our emergency department is the busiest in Massachusetts.

Last year at Baystate Health we treated everything from the commonplace to the complex:

  • 1.8 million outpatient visits
  • 204,000 emergency and urgent care visits
  • 37,300 surgeries

We are Passionate About Teaching

We have been training physicians for more than 100 years—and are recognized as leaders in medical education innovation.

Last year we trained 360 doctors in our graduate medical education programs, 300 students from 35 medical schools, and 1,300 nursing, advanced practitioner, and allied health students.

Your PURCH faculty is committed to to your development as physicians who are team-oriented, excellent diagnosticians, self-reflective, empathetic, and leaders who can also be led.

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Train in a Variety of Clinical Settings

Baystate Medical Center

Baystate Medical Center Daly Entrance Urban Tertiary Care

Baystate Medical Center, our independent academic medical center in Springfield, provides a full range of primary and specialty services. It is the only Level 1 Trauma Center with pediatric designation in western Massachusetts.

It is comparable in size to the UMass Memorial Medical Center-University Campus in Worcester.

Specialty Services

  • D'Amour Center for Cancer Care including the Sadowsky Center for Children
  • Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center
  • Comprehensive women's health services, such as midwifery, high risk pregnancy, and fertility treatment
  • Minimally invasive surgery including the da Vinci robotic system
  • Kidney transplantation program
  • Regional reference laboratory
  • Baystate Children's Hospital, a 110-bed and 57-bassinette hospital within a hospital—the region's only neonatal and pediatric ICU

Fast Facts

  • Busiest emergency room in Massachusetts—200,000+ visits per year
  • More than 38,000 admissions annually
  • Medical staff includes more than 1,100 physicians
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission
  • Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence
  • U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital (and the third-best hospital in Massachusetts)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades
  • Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital by Truven® Healthcare Analytics
  • Gold Level award for Critical Care Excellence from Beacon.
More about Baystate Medical Center

Baystate Franklin

Baystate Franklin Medical Center Entrance

Rural Community-based Care

Baystate Franklin Medical Center, our full-service community hospital in Greenfield provides inpatient and outpatient services to residents of rural Franklin County and surrounding areas.

Specialized Programs

  • Wound care and hyperbaric medicine
  • Heart and vascular care
  • Cancer care
  • Family-centered obstetrical care
  • Sports medicine
  • Inpatient behavioral medicine
  • 24-hour emergency services

Fast Facts

  • More than 4,000 admissions annually
  • 29,000+ ED visits
  • New 55,000 sq. ft. surgical facility opened in 2016y
  • "A" rating for Safety from the Leapfrog Group (a distinction earned by only 31% of hospitals in the U.S.)

More about Baystate Franklin Medical Center


Health Centers

Urban Primary and Specialty Care

Teen Health Night at Mason Square Community Clinic

Baystate’s three community health centers in urban Springfield are integral members of their neighborhoods, working to address community health needs.

All are Patient-Centered Medical Homes—a way of caring for patients that focuses on their needs, culture and preferences, and emphasizes comprehensive, coordinated care among all providers.

Brightwood Health Center - Centro de Salud

Brightwood-Health-CenterBrightwood Health Center is a full-service health center providing comprehensive primary care for babies, children, and adults of all ages.

It is also a teaching Site for the Internal Medicine Residency Community Medicine Track.

Specialty Care

  • Obstetrics/gynecological care
  • Behavioral health services
  • Opioid addiction treatment program (suboxone)
  • HIV medical care and support services
  • Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers Access to Care Program
  • Home visits for home-bound patients
  • Laboratory services
  • Pharmacy
  • Social services
  • Interpreters for Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese patients on site

High Street Health Center

High-St-Clinic High Street Health Center provides comprehensive primary care for adults and children, as well as treatment of chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

It's a teaching site for Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residencies.

Specialty Care

  • Transgender services (multidisciplinary primary medical care and supportive services to patients seeking hormonal and/or surgical reassignment of gender)
  • Geriatric care
  • Integrated behavioral health services
  • Pharmacy

Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center

Mason-Square-Health-CenterMason Square Neighborhood Health Center is a full-service health center providing comprehensive primary care for babies, children, and adults of all ages.

It's also a teaching site for the Med-Peds residency.

Specialty Care

  • Midwifery services
  • Geriatrics
  • Behavioral health services
  • TB Clinic
  • Laboratory services

Medical Practices

Dr. Sadof with pediatric patient Multi-specialty Practice Network

Baystate Medical Practices are comprised of more than 850 physicians and advanced practitioners.

They provide primary and specialty care at more than 50 locations throughout western Massachusetts—from inner city neighborhoods to rural hill towns.

All Baystate Medical Practices primary care sites are Patient-Centered Medical Homes.

Physicians in our medical practices have faculty appointments as University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, and serve as educators and mentors in our education programs for medical students, residents, fellows, advanced practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health students.