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From the Desk of Rebecca Blanchard, PhD

In these unprecedented circumstances, we are all being asked to extend beyond our normal way of working -- this includes how we teach and learn. Angela Sweeney, Curriculum Design Specialist in BERST Academy, has created BERST Remote Teaching Resourses Online to support the innovative development of online educational content for each other and our learners across the health professions. 

Features include links to the following resources: 

  • ​Considerations for teaching amid COVID-19
  • Baystate-supported tools for teaching
  • Clinical education resources
  • Presentation tools
  • Online conference resources
  • How to apply for continuing education credit with fast-tracking for COVID-19
  • A “How-to” and FAQ page that is regularly updated
  • Our blog which will regularly highlight emerging online teaching practices


Remember, we're here to help you adapt your teaching. If you want a consult for adapting your sessions, email Angela Sweeney directly at

Let’s keep learning.

Wishing you and yours good health,​

Rebecca D. Blanchard, PhD

Senior Director of Educational Affairs – Baystate Health

Assistant Dean for Education and Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate

Director, BERST Academy


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Cancelled until further notice: Upcoming Events

Graphic Medicine Rounds


In this BERST Rounds we will use accessible and visually striking stories of illness and health that offer a different perspective on healthcare and the experiences of providers, patients, and caregivers.  We invite you to register for BERST Rounds: Graphic Medicine on Monday, November 9th, 2020 from 1:30pm -6pm

This event is open to all BH employees.  Please register now to ensure a spot!


Contact Curriculum Designer Angela Sweeney & Library Information Specialist Bridget Gunn for more information about this event.


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