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Obstetrics Gynecology Residency Program At-A-Glance

The Ob-Gyn Residency Department at Baystate Medical Center is dedicated to providing education in an academic setting that is friendly, supportive and fun. We have formal education that ranges from traditional didactic to hands-on curriculum to informal journal clubs in faculty homes. We work closely with medical students from Tufts University, and with residents in other specialties. Our goal is to help every resident in ob-gyn to reach his or her personal goals, whether it be through fellowship training, research or general practice.

Residency Director Name: Heather Z. Sankey, MD
Residency Coordinator: Tanya Vancini Dorman e-mail: phone: 413-794-5321

Program and Department Metrics

  • Number of residents per class: 6 | Total number of Residents: 24
  • Male/female ratio: 1:11; Married/engaged: 48%, Single: 52%; # with children: 4
  • Percent of Grads entering Fellowship training over past 5 years: 35%
  • Number of Faculty: 26 plus 24 community physicians
  • Sub-Specialists: MFM (4); REI (4); Oncology (3); Urogynecology (2); Adolescent & Pedi Gynecology (1); Family Planning (2).

Baystate Metrics

  • Tertiary care referral center: 4200 deliveries per year | Number of LDRP rooms: 38
  • Level 1 trauma center: 716 hospital beds
  • Level 3 NICU: 57 bassinets
  • Residency Programs: 10 | Fellowship Programs: 22
  • 72,000 square foot new E.D.
  • Latest procedure statistics on website.
  • Large multidisciplinary simulation lab for advanced laparoscopy and other hands-on skills
  • Fully-integrated electronic medical record hospital wide.

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 on L&D, large library on campus, access to Tufts on-line library through internet.
  • 4weeks Vacation/year, Meal subsidy, Free on campus parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance

Curriculum Information

Rotation Summary:

  • PG1: Fundamentals (3), Urgent Care (4), PDC/Genetics (4), PPC (4), L&D/Night Float (8), Gyn (11). Gyn ONC (4), Gyn Consult (4)
  • PG2: Gyn Outpatient Procedures (8), Gyn (8), L&D (8), Night Float (8), RE (4), Oncology (4), Urogynecology (4), Elective (4)
  • PG3: MFM (8), RE (4), L&D (8), Gyn (8), Night Float (8), Elective (4), Minimally Invasive Surgery (4), Oncology (4)
  • PG4: Urogynecology (8), Gynecology (8), Oncology (8), L&D (8), Night Float (8), Admin Chief/Quality (8)
  • Weekly didactic schedule (protected time) from 1pm to 5 pm every Wednesday
  • Weekly Conferences: Monday noon, Thursday am, Grand Rounds, Thursday noon