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Message from the Medicine Chair & Residency Director


Andrew Artenstein, MD

Chair, Department of Medicine, Baystate Health
Deputy Chair, Department of Medicine, and Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

Michael Rosenblum, MD

Director, Medical Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Tufts University School of Medicine

Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, is one of the largest academic medical centers in New England, and the primary referral center for Central and Western Massachusetts. Baystate's Department of Medicine has achieved national recognition for its innovative medical education programs. The Department is committed to excellence in the education of medical students, residents, and subspecialty fellows. A large faculty of dedicated educators, both generalists and subspecialists, has helped Baystate achieve national eminence in education.

Many medical students from Tufts University School of Medicine complete their core clerkship in Internal Medicine at Baystate, and our teaching faculty members traditionally receive outstanding evaluations from Tufts students. In addition, Tufts students and visiting medical students pursue subinternships in medicine and subspecialty electives at Baystate. Baystate's residency programs in Categorical Internal Medicine and Medicine-Pediatrics provide training in state of the art clinical care and ensure proficiency by the completion of training in the six core competencies of knowledge, patient care, professionalism, communication, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice.

Baystate was among the first to recognize residency training for what it is - postgraduate education. Our training programs blend academic and clinical training into a total learning experience that produces highly qualified physicians and excellent teachers. Baystate prepares residents for careers in clinical medicine, subspecialty medicine, or academic medicine, whatever their ultimate career goals. A commitment to scholarship and education is part of the cultural fabric of the Baystate community. Residents and fellows in our programs are expected to complete at least one research project of publishable quality. Mentorship by core faculty to achieve this goal is provided.

Baystate's five operating principles include trust, respect, integrity, communication and collaboration. These values permeate the Baystate culture and our medical student, residency, and fellowship programs; they drive our commitment to provide outstanding inpatient and outpatient care to all those in our community. We serve a broad spectrum of patients.

As you begin the process of selecting a residency, fellowship, or fourth year medical student elective, we invite you to visit Baystate. Fourth year medical students are invited to consider a subinternship or elective clerkship. We believe that Baystate’s unique combination of academic excellence, commitment to education, and our emphasis on the five operating principles provides a very special training environment. Please contact us directly with inquiries.