The advancement of knowledge is a major component of Baystate Health's mission,which has been involved in medical education for more than a century as a nationally recognized leader in educational innovation. Baystate Health has a misison of serving the underserved in both inner city and rural areas of western Massachusetts, providing care for a remarkable diversity of patients and medical conditions. It is nationally recognized for expertise in population health, clinical effectiveness and outcomes research.
As a new regional campus of UMass Medical School, it will continue to advance its educational mission. Medical school applicants to the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health (PURCH) track at Baystate Health will have additional educational opportunities to train as a future physician with the knowledge and skills to serve these populations. Use the links below to find further information concerning Baystate Health and the PURCH program.