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Program-at-a-Glance

Our program services a unique niche in graduate surgical education.  Baystate offers a high volume of cases as well as elective basic science and clinical research.  The patient simulation and minimally invasive surgical labs are at the forefront of surgical education research.  In existence for more than 55 years, the general surgery residency program is staffed by experienced teaching faculty who are nationally recognized and provide leadership on national accreditation, policy, and review boards.

Residency Director: Neal Seymour, MD  email: Neal.Seymour@baystatehealth.org

Residency Coordinator: Joy Isotti  email: Joy.Isotti@baystatehealth.org phone: 413-794-5165

Program Metrics

  • Number of residents per class: 6 Categorical Chiefs Graduated/6 Preliminary Positions in PGY1 & PGY2 combined| Total number of residents: 36
  • Male/female ratio:  15 : 21
  • Percent of Grads entering Fellowship training over past 5 years: 80%

Department Metrics

  • Number of Faculty: 58
  • Sub-Specialists: Colorectal (3); Endoscopy (4); Pediatric Surgery (5); Plastic Surgery (4); Surgical Oncology (4); Thoracic Surgery (3); Transplantation (5); Trauma (7); Vascular Surgery (7)
  • Patient simulation and minimally invasive surgery labs
  • Home to the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute - 5000 square feet of space dedicated for surgical research and teaching

Baystate Metrics

  • State-of-the-art daystay surgical facility performing 11,000+ case/year
  • 34 ORs running daily – 30,000 cases/year; 8,000 endoscopic cases/year
  • Hospital beds: 716 | ICU beds: 30
  • Residency Programs: 10 |  Fellowship Programs: 22
  • American College of Surgeons Accredited Level I Adult Trauma Center, Level II Pediatric Trauma Center: 2,000 trauma activations/year

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
  • Employee fitness center
  • Employee assistance program
  • Free on-site covered garage parking
  • White coats and laundry service
  • Food services 24 hours/day and meal support for on-call periods
  • Private residency workspace, as well as ward-specific workrooms with desktop computers, dictation capability, and computers on wheels (for rounding)
  • Individual call rooms for on-call residents, large library on campus, access to Tufts online library through internet.
  • Tufts University teaching appointments

Curriculum Information

  • Rotation Summary:

    PG1(months): General Surgery [MIS, Surgical Oncology] (2); ACS (2); Colorectal Surgery (1); Vascular (2); Trauma (2); ICU (2); Pediatric Surgery (1);

    PG2 (months): General Surgery [MIS, Surgical Oncology] (4) ; ICU (2); Transplant (2); Plastic Surgery (2); Endoscopy (1); Thoracic Surgery (1)

    PG3 (months): General Surgery [MIS, Surgical Oncology] (4); ACS (2); Thoracic (1); Pediatric Surgery (2); Trauma (2); ICU (1)

    PG4 (months): General Surgery [MIS, Surgical Oncology] (6); Colorectal Surgery (2); Trauma (2); Vascular (1); Thoracic Surgery (1)

    PG5 (months): General Surgery [MIS, Surgical Oncology] (6); Colorectal Surgery (3); Vascular (3)

  • Weekly didactic schedule: Protected time Tuesdays 7-9:15 am, Thursday 7-10 am
  • Simulation skills training: Protected time Selectives and individual training
  • Weekly Conferences:  M&M and Grand Rounds (including QA/NSQIP & Risk Management)
  • Other: Each surgical service has service rounds weekly to discuss patients, clinically relevant topics, and current surgical issues. Multidisciplinary conferences are also part of rotation curricula.