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Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship At-A-Glance

The purpose of the Baystate Health/Tufts University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship is to provide young investigators with the mentored experience and didactics necessary for them to become successful independent clinical or basic science investigators and future leaders in academic Emergency Medicine.


Fellowship Director:    Timothy J. Mader, MD, FAAEM email:


Program Coordinator:  Tara Rivest, Department of Emergency Medicine phone: 413-794-5999 email:



  • Successful completion of an accredited Emergency Medicine Residency Program or Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
  • A demonstrated interest and competency in medical research
  • A full medical license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine prior to starting (
  • Satisfactory findings from all pre-employment verifications conducted that may include a combination of the following criminal background and/or CORI file review, professional references, license verification, driving record evaluation, and credentialing review
  • Successful completion of a pre-placement physical examination including a urine drug test


Program Statistics

  • Length of the fellowship: 1 year for the Certificate Program | 2 years for the Masters Degree fellowship
  • Number of fellows: 1 - 2 fellows per year


Institutional Statistics

  • Baystate Medical Center is a 716 beds, Level-1 Trauma Center & Pediatric Hospital
  • Annual census >115,000 (75% adults, 25% admission rate, 7% ICU admissions)
  • There are 30 full-time Baystate Health/Tufts University School of Medicine faculty members in the Emergency Medicine department at the main campus with varied research, education, and administrative responsibilities.


Fellow Benefits & Facilities

  • Salary -  PG4: $65,700,  PG5: $68,600
  • Moonlighting opportunities
  • Office space and personal laptop computer
  • Generous benefits package
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health and Dental/Life insurance
  • Paid vacation and CME time
  • Professional education account and tuition allocation
  • Start-up funds available



  • Clinical Responsibility: 12 hours per week (average) as an attending physician to maintain clinical competency
  • Research Requirement: 
    • Design and implementation of an original research project
    • Presentation and publication of study results
    • Preparation and submission of a competitive career development grant proposal