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Emergency Medicine Residency Program-At-A-Glance

The Emergency Medicine residency program at Baystate Medical Center, the Western Campus of Tufts University, was established in 1993 and prides itself in providing an outstanding education in an environment which emphasizes balance and resident wellness.  Our residents learn  outstanding clinical emergency medicine, with all the unique trauma and acute illnesses associated with a multi-cultural, inner-city population, while being able to live in a region known for outdoor recreation, performing arts and multiple institutes of higher education.  As the region's tertiary care referral center, Baystate offers exposure to diverse pathology and the procedures and techniques associated with the world's most advanced medical centers. We invite you to experience everything Baystate has to offer.

Residency Director: Ben Osborne, MD email:

Residency Coordinator:  Tara Rivest, Department of Emergency Medicine, S5427 phone: 413-794-5999 email:

Program Statistics

  • Number of years: 3 year program (PG1-3)
  • Number of residents: Currently PGY1 - 14; PGY2 - 14; PGY3 - 10  |Total: 38
  • Currently: 18 Male : 20 Female

Department Statistics

  • Yearly Census: 115,000+ visits
  • 25% Pediatrics | 21% Admissions | 5 Level-1 Trauma Cases/day
  • 34 Full-time, Board Certified Faculty
  • BMC: 716 bed facility, Level-1 Trauma Center and Pediatric Hospital

Resident Benefits & Facilities

  • ED Residents Lounge with Department Library, computers
  • ED Ultrasound, Peds, International & Wilderness Medicine Fellowships, 3-day yearly resident retreat
  • National/Regional Conferences
  • Membership: EMRA, ACEP, AAEM | Subscription: Annals Emerg Med
  • BMC Library, Health Club, Procedure Simulation Lab
  • Salary -  PG1:  $56,900,  PG2:  $59,200,   PG3:  $61,900
  • 4 weeks Vacation/year, Meal subsidy, Free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Dental/Life Insurance

Curriculum Information

  • Scheduled Shifts: 45hrs/wk in the ED with graded responsibility
  • Conferences: 4hrs/wk didactic, morning report, Monthly Journal Club
  • PG1: Orientation (4 weeks), EM (15 weeks), CCU (4 weeks), MICU (4 weeks), Anesthesia, Ob/Gyn, Ortho/Radiology, Peds, Trauma, Optho/EMS, Pedi ED, vacation (4 weeks each)
  • PG2: EM/Pedi EM (36 weeks), PICU, SICU, Elective, vacation (4 weeks each)
  • PG3: EM/Pedi EM (40 weeks), Elective, Community ED, vacation (4weeks each)