Columbia~Bassett Program
About Bassett

Bassett Healthcare Network is a large, rural health system, which gives care to people in an area the size of Connecticut, with a central campus in Cooperstown, New York.  It is approximately 200 miles and about three and a half hours from New York City. 

Teaching faculty includes 270 salaried physicians, 100 midlevel practitioners, and 50 residents. 

Patients in our environment tend to come back for follow-ups, and to appreciate and trust their doctors. Students will make deep, memorable connections with their patients.

Founded in 1927, Bassett Healthcare has been repeatedly recognized as a model U.S. health system over and over again. 

Bassett averages 650,000 patient visits each year compared to 665,000 patient visits at New York City's Presbyterian Hospital.

Bassett has achieved recognition for our appropriate utilization of technology and procedures,  systematic organization, community service model, large school-based health center system, and numerous other activities.