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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 Metrics

  • 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 Metrics

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

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.
  • 4 weeks vacation/year, meal subsidy, free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance
  • Lounge, Library
  • Electronic Medical Record
  • 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.