Massachusetts is home of the Boston Red Sox and some of the most prestige universities and colleges. A place where the term “Boston Strong” echoes through the streets of over 350 towns and cities, and where one can find a Dunkin Donuts on every street corner. Massachusetts, however, means much more than great sports teams and education for Bostonians who know how to make a good cup of coffee. There are many reasons why healthcare professionals should keep the song, “Sweet Caroline” on their radar when thinking of where to start their next assignment. 1. Bringing E-Health to Life The term e-health, also characterized as “Internet medicine”, combines healthcare with virtually anything related to computers and medicine. According to a Bostinno interview with Technology Collaborative CEO, Pamela Goldberg, “Massachusetts has already set the standard when it comes to e-health, but we are just getting started. Bringing together leaders in healthcare, life sciences, and IT to build a framework to maximize our great strengths is the smart and right thing to do.” Massachusetts has one of the greatest healthcare systems in the country and is constantly looking at different ways to transform the way we provide healthcare. 2. Education From the Best According to U.S. News, Massachusetts is home to a number of the best medical schools in the country. These schools such as Boston University, Harvard University, Tufts University, and the University of Massachusetts in Worcester have all made the list as top medical schools. In fact, Harvard University was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. News ranking of the best medical schools for research in 2015. Two famous living alumni of Harvard Medical School are former Surgeon General of the U.S. Army Joseph Lovell and former U.S. Senator and surgeon Bill Frist. 3. Enjoy the Sights and Explore the City While the healthcare system is evolving and education in the medical field is among the best there is, Massachusetts also holds many exciting activities for healthcare professionals to do when they have a moment off from their assignment. Whether you’re catching a ball game at Fenway Park, taking a stroll along Cape Cod on a sunny day or even choosing from the 50 best restaurants according to Boston Magazine, there is an endless list of amazing things that Massachusetts has to offer. Does Massachusetts sound like the next stop on your healthcare destination? At Barton Associates, our travel team goes to great lengths to offer excellent service while on your locum tenens assignment. Visit bartonassociates.com, browse our open jobs, and get ready to taste that Dunkin Donuts coffee!