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Anesthesiology Residency Program-At-A-Glance

What Our Graduates Say

"Baystate Medical Center is a large hospital with a “small town” feel. I have been made to feel like part of a family here and have formed lasting friendships with my resident colleagues and great working relationships with attendings and OR staff."

"Baystate has created an amazing atmosphere of inquiry and learning and provided me a fantastic opportunity to grow and develop as a physician. I am very pleased to have trained here, and look forward to staring my career that this residency has so well prepared me for!"

– Sarah Smith, DO
2014 Chief Resident

The Department of Anesthesiology at Baystate Medical Center is designed to prepare you for whatever career path you might choose. Our program provides an unusually comprehensive exposure to all types of cases. This allows the residents to gain a high level of proficiency in dealing with complex cases. We are also one of the few training programs that has a two month long curriculum to teach Advanced Airway management skills. We take pride in providing the residency experience you need in order to reach your career goals.

Residency Director: Mary Kraft, MD
Residency Associate Program Director: Alan Kulig, MD
Residency Coordinator: Maria Lopez phone: 413-794-4326 or 800-959-4233 email: Maria.Lopez@baystatehealth.org

Program and Department Metrics

  • Number of residents per class: 9 ׀ Total number of Residents: 35 | Male/Female ratio: 1.7:1
  • Percent of Graduates entering Fellowship training over past 5 years: 25%
  • Number of Faculty: 50
  • Sub-Specialties: Cardiac Anesthesia; Neuro Anesthesia; Pain Management; Vascular Anesthesia; OB Anesthesia; Airway Management I; Airway Management II; Regional Anesthesia; Remote Site Anesthesia; Thoracic Anesthesia; Pediatric Anesthesia; ICU

Baystate Metrics

  • Tertiary care referral center: 4200 ׀ Number of LDRP rooms: 38
  • Level 1 trauma center: 716 hospital beds
  • Level 3 NICU: 57 bassinets
  • Residency Programs: 10 ׀ Fellowship Programs: 16
  • New patient tower includes a state-of-the-art Heart & Vascular Center; additional procedure rooms to accommodate the most advanced equipment; replacement of existing rooms with patient-centered, private accommodations; a “green roof” park-like space.
  • Large state-of-the-art simulation lab

Resident Benefits & Facilities

  • We have attempted to maintain salaries in the 75th percentile nationally, and here in western Massachusetts, we enjoy a lower cost of living than in major urban areas. View our complete list of salaries and benefits.
  • Call room for each resident year; resident library, resident lounge area, large library on campus, access to the Tufts on-line library
  • 4 weeks vacation/year, meal subsidy, free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance

Curriculum Information

Rotation Summary:

  • PG1: CCU, Medicine Consult, Medicine Wards, ICU, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Ambulatory Pediatrics, and elective subspecialty
  • PG2: Obstetric Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, Neuro-anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Post-anesthesia Care Unit, Pain Medicine, Airway Management I and ICU
  • PG3: Obstetric Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, Neuro-anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Post-anesthesia Care Unit, Pain Medicine, Advanced Airway Management II, and ICU
  • PG4: The fourth year of training includes: 12 months of advanced anesthesia training, which includes an advanced clinical track
  • Weekly didactic schedule (protected time) from 4-5:00 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Weekly Conference: Thursday a.m. Anesthesia Grand Rounds