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PURCH Track @ UMMS-Baystate

PURCH Track @ UMMS-Baystate

Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health

PURCH Curriculum Wins Educational Achievement Star Award

UMass Med School Gives PURCH "Star" Award

PURCH curriculum team recognized for Educational Achievement


Health care is undergoing a paradigm change—physicians are expected expand their focus from a single patient to an entire community, and to provide a continuum of care from prevention to disease management.

Whether you want to pursue primary care, specialty care, research, or any other medical career, PURCH equips you to:

  • Think comprehensively about population health and the causes of health disparities
  • Understand patients' perspectives and how their communities impact their health
  • Practice medicine in diverse under-served urban and rural communities
  • Be both a leader and a collaborator on the health care team

Get All the Experience You Need

We are the largest health system in western Massachusetts with the busiest ED in the state—more than 204,000 emergency and urgent care visits last year.

You will treat a wide diversity of medical conditions. Last year, we had:

  • Over 1.7 million outpatient visits, including home visits
  • Over 4,300 babies born
  • More than 37,300 surgeries performed

Serve an Extremely Diverse Community

Baystate Health has a mission of service to under-served populations in urban and rural western Massachusetts.

Our patients are extremely diverse—from tiny neonates to frail elderly, from inner city neighborhoods to hilltown farms—who represent a variety of ethnicities. Last year our interpreters translated more than 70 languages.

Join Us

Reinventing health care takes courage. It takes collaboration.
It takes you.

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