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Emergency Medicine Facilities and Resources

State-of-the-Art Emergency Department

Our new Emergency Department boasts state-of-the-art equipment and plenty of work space.

Highlights include:

  • 10 ambulance bays and helipad
  • 3 trauma bays 
  • 94 beds
  • 24/7 open pediatric emergency department
    • dedicated pediatric resuscitation room
    • 17 pedi rooms
  • locked psychiatric unit
  • 78,000 sq ft.
  • 180 computers

Emergency Ultrasonography

Our ultrasound program focuses on helping you master bedside ultrasound for the purposes of improved patient care and research.

Our department has six ultrasound machines. Exams are stored on a central archive in the ED via a wireless network, which tracks them for patient care, teaching purposes, and resident credentialing.

You’ll begin your ultrasound training during your intern orientation month, and then participate in a radiology month during your first year. During this month, you’ll dedicate time to learning ultrasound and satisfying ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians) credentialing guidelines for emergency ultrasound.

Through lectures and hands-on scanning time, you’ll become proficient in emergency medicine applications including but not limited to: FAST, AAA, cardiac, gallbladder, early and late pregnancy, renal, DVT, vascular access, and procedural guidance. We place special emphasis on ultrasound in critical care.


Gavin Budhram, M.D.
Chief, Emergency Ultrasound Division

Tala Elia, M.D.
Ultrasound Division, Emergency Medicine Department

ACS-accredited Simulation Center

Simulation is a dynamic, hands-on teaching tool that allows you to learn the necessary procedural and cognitive skills in a critical real-life environment without risk to patients or staff.

The ACS-accredited Baystate Simulation Center is an onsite 1,200 square-foot facility with three state-of-the-art simulated patient rooms. Our curriculum is designed to help you gain experience with critical-case presentations in a controlled environment.

Simulation Center

You’ll be scheduled for a simulation scenario four to five times a year. We also can simulate actual scenarios that you’ve seen in the Emergency Department to allow you the opportunity to practice difficult cases.

Simulated Patient Rooms and Debriefing

Each simulated patient room is equipped with a realistic mannequin simulator and video-recording capabilities. Recording simulation sessions allows us to have an instant debriefing after each simulation.

Procedure Boot Camp

During intern orientation, you’ll participate in our Procedure Boot Camp and practice procedures on simulation task trainers to better prepare for residency.


Kathleen Kerrigan, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine Simulation Director

Resident Lounge and Other Resources

We provide our residents with a residents’ lounge in the administrative area of the Emergency Department.

The lounge contains:

  • Six networked computers with access to a scanner and printer
  • Reference textbooks
  • Secure lockers
  • Department mailboxes
  • Comfortable furniture for relaxing

We also provide you with:

  • A private sleeping room for nights spent on-call or downtime between shifts
  • Reserved, secure physician parking lots for all house staff
  • A health club facility on Baystate grounds