UMassMedNOW: What do visits to a grocery store, jail, homeless shelter, and a car mechanic have to do with becoming a doctor?
A defining characteristic of the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health (PURCH) track is getting medical students out of the classroom and into the community.
In a Voices of UMassMed podcast medical students Colton Conrad and Amanda Whitehouse and UMMS-Baystate Regional Executive Dean Andrew Artenstein, MD talk about PURCH's pioneering approach to learning medicine: introducing population health concepts—going beyond caring for individual patients to advocating for communities as a whole—at the earliest stage of medical school.
> Listen to the PURCH podcast on Voices of UMassMed
> What Makes PURCH Different?