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Program at a Glance

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Baystate Medical Center, the western campus of Tufts University School of Medicine, was established in 1993. We deliver outstanding education with an emphasis on 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.

Meet Our Team

Ben Osborne, MD
Residency Program Director
ben.osborne@baystatehealth.org

Tara Rivest
Residency Coordinator
Department of Emergency Medicine, S5427
413-794-5999
tara.rivest@baystatehealth.org

By The Numbers

Program Metrics

  • Number of years: 3-year program (PG1-3)
  • Number of residents: currently PG1, 14 | PG2, 14 | PG3, 13

Department Metrics

  • Yearly census: 115,000+ visits
  • 25% pediatrics | 21% admissions | Five Level 1 trauma cases per day
  • 34 full-time board-certified faculty
  • ED ultrasound, pediatrics, research, administrative, international & wilderness medicine fellowships
  • Baystate Medical Center: 716-bed facility, Level 1 Trauma Center, and pediatric hospital

Curriculum Summary

  • Scheduled shifts: 45 hours per week in ED with graded responsibility
  • Conferences: four hours per week didactic, morning report, monthly journal club
  • PG1:  EM (twelve weeks); pediatrics/pediatric ED (eight weeks); orientation, CCU, MICU, anesthesia, , trauma, ophthalmology/EMS, vacation (four weeks each); obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedics/ultrasound (2 weeks each)
  • PG2: EM/Pediatric EM (36 weeks), PICU, SICU, elective, vacation (four weeks each)
  • PG3: EM/Pediatric EM (40 weeks), elective, community ED, vacation (four weeks each)

Resident Life

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.

  • Four weeks of vacation per year, meal subsidy, free parking
  • Disability/malpractice/health/dental/life insurance
  • ED residents’ lounge with department library and computers
  •  three-day yearly resident retreat
  • National/regional conferences
  • Membership: EMRA (Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association), ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians), AAEM (American Academy of Emergency Medicine)| Subscription: Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • Baystate Medical Center library, health club, procedure simulation lab

Enjoy Life Outside of Work

We recognize that life exists outside the hospital and beyond the scrubs. Experience all that our area has to offer!

  • Outdoor recreation
  • Museums and cultural attractions
  • Performing arts
  • Multiple institutes of higher education