University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate Regional Campus
The University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate regional campus in Springfield is the site of the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health (PURCH) Track—a new pathway toward a medical degree for students wishing to focus on rural and urban primary care, and population health.
Baystate Health: Excellence in Patient Care, Education and Research
We are one of the largest health systems in New England serving more than 800,000 people in urban and rural western Massachusetts, with more than 12,000 employees and an annual budget of over $2 billion.
What the Baystate Regional Campus Offers You
Integrated Academic Health System
We are using our entire health system as our training platform:
- Full-service teaching hospital, children's hospital, and four community hospitals with 996 acute care beds
- Three community health centers
- 10 ACGME-accredited residency programs and 20 sponsored fellowships
- Approximately 750 medical faculty and 360 residents and fellows
- Wholly-owned health insurance plan
- Network of over 80 medical practices.
National Reputation—Personal Attention
We have the national reputation and diversity of opportunities that come from being a large tertiary medical center.
But, with our small class size, you will experience the hands-on learning seen more commonly in smaller settings.
We are national experts in population health, clinical effectiveness, and outcomes research.
There is an individualized and enriched research opportunity for every student who chooses PURCH.
We're Ready to Share our Experience
See how PURCH can prepare you for tomorrow's primary care challenges.