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Pathology Residency Program At-A-Glance

Baystate Medical Center is a major teaching, clinical, and research facility and is the Western Campus of Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM). The Baystate Pathology training program provides integrated training in anatomic and clinical pathology. Baystate Pathology/Baystate Medical Center is a “Molecular Center of Excellence” promoting molecular diagnostic pathology. Our faculty and residents create a cooperative and friendly environment in which you acquire the skills and knowledge needed to become a successful pathologist.


Residency Director Name
James D. Mueller, MD, PhD
email: James.Mueller@baystatehealth.org


Residency Program Administrator
Gretchen Lussier, GME Program Administrator II 
Baystate Pathology
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA 01199
e-mail: Gretchen.Lussier@baystatehealth.org
phone: 413-794-5085


Program & Department Statistics

  • Length of program: 4 years
  • Total number of resident: 16
  • Number of Faculty: 21
  • Number of fellowships: 1 (Cytopathology)


Baystate Statistics

  • Number of hospital beds: 716
  • Number of residency programs: 10
  • Number of fellowship programs: 20


Resident Benefits & Facilities

  • Salary -  PG1:  $56,900,  PG2:  $59,200,   PG3:  $61,900,  PG4: $64,600
  • 4 weeks vacation/year, Free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance
  • Excellent on-campus library and online resources


Curriculum Information


Each year the residents get a balance of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology rotations which include the following:

  • Anatomic Pathology (26 months): Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology, Autopsy, Frozen Section, Advanced Cytopathology, Advanced Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Forensic Pathology, Neuropathology/Renal Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology (19 months): Transfusion Medicine Service, Chemistry, Cytogenetics & Molecular, Immunopathology/Serology, Hematology/Hematopathology, Microbiology, Advanced Clinical Pathology
  • Electives (3 months): Sub-specialty Electives