1. Baystate Medical Center preps to open Springfield school; looks to enroll 25 for fall 2017

    Baystate Medical Center preps to open Springfield school; looks to enroll 25 for fall 2017

    Doctors of the future won't begin Baystate Health's new medical school until August of 2017. But Baystate's doctors of the present will soon — probably in the next few weeks, and definitely before September — start combing through 600 or more applications, said Dr. Andrew W. Artenstein, regional executive dean of the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate and chief physician executive and chief academic officer for Baystate Health.

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    1. The one thing about applicants to medical school, they really want to go to medical school.
    2. The idea is that there is going to be a focus on the care of a community, the population.
    3. The main thing about a medical school is that students feel they are in an environment where they feel supported.
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