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Program-At-A-Glance

The Pediatric Residency Program of Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University  School of Medicine offers a well-organized, contemporary program designed to prepare our residents to be the best pediatricians they can be and to prepare them for life-long learning.  Our Children's Hospital within the largest tertiary care hospital in Western Massachusetts is the primary source for pediatric care in the region.  We have the best of all worlds, combining tertiary care with a strong primary care and community focus in a very supportive environment.

Residency Director:  Laura Koenigs, MD  email: Laura.Koenigs@baystatehealth.org

Residency Coordinator:  Kathy Hall  email:  Kathy.Hall@baystatehealth.org   phone: 800-959-4232

Program Metrics

  • 12 Categorical Peds residents per class
  • 8 Med-Peds residents per class
  • Percent of Grads entering Fellowship training over past 5 years: 50%
  • 10 year rolling Board Pass Rate:  77%
  • Number of Faculty: 106

Baystate Metrics

  • 716 beds; 10 residencies; 20 fellowships (2 in Peds)
  • Children's Hospital:  120 beds; 7 bed PICU
  • 55 Bed Level III NICU; 4200 deliveries
  • 25,000 +  Pediatric Emergency Room visits

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
  • Electronic Medical Record
  • Excellent library and online resources
  • Pediatric Simulation Center

Curriculum Information

  • Brief breakdown (months)
    PL1:  2 Inpt, 1 Night Team,  2 NICU, 2 Ambulatory; 1 Newborn, 1 EM, 1 Elect, 1 Musculoskeletal Problems, 1 Dev, 
    PL2:  2 Inpt, 1 NICU, 1 PICU, 1 Emergency Room, 1 Adol, 1 Culture, Society & Health (Comm Peds), 1 Pedi Surg, 1 Research, 3 elect
    PL3: 1 Inpt, 1 Night Team, 1 PICU, 1 Urgent Care, 1 Newborn, 1 Amb. Chief, 1  EM, 5 Elect
  • Thursday afternoon block educational experience
  • Robust continuity clinic experience
  • Resident Project - Clinical Research or Advocacy
  • Rare to no float-in from elective or ambulatory rotations to cover inpatient services.

Something Special

  • Longitudinal patient care experience in subspecialty or private practice
  • REACH (Residents Educated in Alternative Cultures and Health) - global health curriculum
  • Lay Book Club - a fun look at what our parents read
  • Journal Club