1. Baystate Health receives $1 million from state budget to support UMass Medical School...

    Baystate Health receives $1 million from state budget to support UMass Medical School...

    Baystate Health has received $1 million from the state budget to support an educational program designed to establish a pipeline for primary care physicians who will practice locally. The Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health (PURCH) educational track is part of the University of Massachusetts Medical School regional campus at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Twenty-one students - 15 of whom are Massachusetts residents - were accepted from a pool of 151 candidates who applied to become a part of the PURCH program.

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    1. This region is extremely fortunate to have leaders in Boston who advocate tirelessly on budgetary and policy issues important to Baystate Health and Health New England.
    2. You are standing in a place that is now training the next generation who we hope and fully expect will be part of the future of healthcare in Western Massachusetts.
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