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Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program At-A-Glance

Baystate/Tufts University is a leader in the national med-peds community with all of the past program directors and current program director having been President of the MPPDA, the National Med-Peds Program Director's Association. The residency program is recognized by many as one of the top med-peds programs in the country, and has a reputation for training not only exceptional med-peds physicians, but balanced and compassionate individuals. Our residents are frequently described by applicants as the happiest residents they have met at any program. Whether single, married, into the outdoors or looking for serious academics and research, Baystate offers it all! We take tremendous pride in the education we offer to our residents, and we invite you to discover if Baystate would be the best fit with your career goals.

Residency Directors:   Samuel H. Borden, MD, Director

                                     Brendan P. Kelly, MD, Associate Director

                                     Sharon Wretzel, MD, Assistant Director 

                                   

Residency Administrator: Janet Williams,  email: Janet.Williams@baystatehealth.org | phone: 413-794-3998

Program Statistics

  • 8 Med-Peds residents per class
  • In the past five years, approximately one-third of our graduates pursued fellowship, one-third  primary care and one-third hospital medicine


Baystate Statistics

  • Baystate Medical Center Hospital Beds: 716
  • Baystate Children's Hospital Beds:  110
  • Residency Programs: 10
  • Fellowship Programs: 22


Resident Benefits & Facilities

  • Salary -  PG1:  $56,900,  PG2:  $59,200,   PG3:  $61,900,  PG4: $64,600
  • 4 weeks vacation/year, meal subsidy, free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance
  • Lounge, Library
  • Electronic Medical Record implementation (underway)
  • Robust e-medicine resources (Up-to-Date, Ovid, Cochrane, etc.)
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software throughout hospital and med-peds ambulatory clinic (underway).
  • Professional educational funds and internal grants provided to residents to subsidize the cost of global health experiences.


Curriculum Information:

  • Rotation q 3 months between Programs for all four years
  • Monthly Med-Peds conferences in addition to all the categorical conferences.
  • Brief breakdown by year:
    PG1: 2.5 Ambulatory months, 2 Pedi wards, 1.5 Med wards, Nursery, CCU, NICU, ER, Geri, Elect.
    PG2: 3 Ambulatory months, 1 Pedi ward, 2 Med wards, ER, ICU, PICU, NICU, 2 Elect.
    PG3: 1 Ambulatory month, 1 Pedi ward, 2 Med wards, Nursery, CCU, ER, NICU, 4 Elect.
    PG4: 2 Ambulatory months, 2 Pedi wards, 1 Med ward, ICU, Consult, 5 Elect.