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Program at a Glance

Thank you for your interest in our ACGME accredited 3-year Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Baystate Medical Center, regional campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. We currently offer 4 positions per year for a total of 12 fellows. The program provides an academically and clinically rigorous training program in general cardiology as well as advanced training in clinical cardiology subspecialties and cardiovascular research. The curriculum is designed to provide a broad clinical exposure in acute and chronic cardiovascular care occurring in the inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as extensive experience in non-invasive and invasive cardiac procedures.

All fellow trainees selected for the Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Training Program are required to have completed an accredited three year residency program in internal medicine. Fellowship trainees are selected through the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program).

Fellowship Director: Mara T. Slawsky, MD, PhD, FACC

Program Administrator: Michelle Bradby email: michelle.bradby@baystatehealth.org phone: 413.794.1155

Program & Department Metrics

  • Length of fellowship: 3 years
  • Number of fellows per year: 4
  • Number of faculty: 20

Baystate Metrics

  • Number of hospital beds:  716
  • Number of residency programs: 10
  • Number of fellowship programs: 16 ACGME-accredited fellowships plus several sponsored fellowships

Fellow 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
  • Comprehensive electronic medical record
  • Well-supplied, on-campus hospital library with 8 librarians and robust e-medicine resources (Up-to-Date, Ovid, etc)

Curriculum Information

The 36 months of training include 6 months in echocardiography, 5 months in the consultation service, 5 months in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, 5 months in the CICU, 5 months in research, 2 months in the electrophysiology/pacemaker service and 2 months in nuclear cardiology. During the remaining 6 months of training, the fellow may elect to take advanced training in diagnostic catheterization, noninvasive cardiology, pacemakers, or research.

Conferences

  • Weekly educational conferences: ECG, Echo, Cath, EP
  • Monthly educational conferences: Research, M&M, Journal Club, Cardiac Surgery, Nuclear