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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program-At-A-Glance

The program goals include developing our fellows' knowledge and procedural skills to provide high quality care for the acutely ill and injured child. Additionally, the curriculum further enhances the fellows' teaching, research, and administrative skills.

 

Fellowship Director:Blake Spirko, MD email: blake.spirko@bhs.org

 

Fellowship Coordinator: Peg Lynch, Dept of Emergency Medicine phone: 413-794-5999 email: peg.lynch@bhs.org

 

Program Statistics

  • Length of fellowship: 2 years for EM residents | 3 years for Pediatric residents
  • Number of fellows: 3


Emergency Department Statistics

  • Yearly Emergency Department Census: 25% Pediatrics | 21% Admissions | 115,000 visits
  • 5 Full-time and 1 Part-time Pediatric Emergency Medicine Board Certified Faculty
  • Baystate Medical Center: 716 bed facility, Level-1 Trauma Center and Pediatric Hospital

 

Fellow Benefits & Facilities

  • Fellow lounge with computer
  • National Meeting
  • Membership: ACEP, EMRA
  • BMC Health Sciences Library, Health Club, Procedure Simulation Lab
  • Salary -  PG4: $64,600,  PG5: $67,400,  PG6: $70,200
  • 4 weeks vacation/year, free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Dental/Life Insurance

 

Curriculum Information

  • Scheduled Shifts: 34hrs/wk in the Pediatric ED
  • Conferences: 2 hrs/wk didactic, monthly Journal Club
    2-Year Fellowship Program Curriculum for EM Residents
    Year 1: Year 2:  
    • 6 mos Pedi ED
    • 1 mo Elective
    • 1 mo Pedi Anesthesia
    • 1 mo Pedi Ward
    • 1 mo NICU/Resuscitation
    • 1 mo PICU
    • 1 mo Pedi Clinic
    • 1 mo Elective
    • 8 mos Pedi ED
    • 1 mo Pedi Abuse
    • 1 mo PICU
    • 1 mo Elective
     
    3-Year Fellowship Program Curriculum for Pediatric Residents
    Year 1: Year 2: Year 3:
    • 6 mos Pedi ED
    • 2 mos Research
    • 1 mo Adult ED
    • 1 mo Pedi Anesthesia
    • 1 mo PICU
    • 1 mo Trauma
    • 6 mos Pedi ED
    • 2 mos Research
    • 1 mo Adult ED
    • 1 mo OB/EMS
    • 1 mo PICU
    • 1 mo Toxicology
    • 6 mos Pedi ED
    • 2 mos Research
    • 1 mo Adult ED
    • 1 Pedi Abuse ED
    • 2 mos Elective