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Program at a Glance

Thank you for your interest in our ACGME accredited 2 year Critical Care Fellowship Program at Baystate Medical Center, regional campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  We currently offer 4 positions per year.  Our program emphasizes 20 months of exceptional clinical training and includes the option of 4 months of research in the second year.  Baystate Medical Center serves a population of approximately one million in a region extending beyond Western Massachusetts to include Southern Vermont and New Hampshire, Eastern New York and Northern Connecticut. In addition, we have committed resources to a state-of-the-art 24-bed adult intensive care unit.   The annual patient volume is approximately 1,900 patients, 45% surgical and 55% medical.  The Intensive Care Unit is run by Board Certified Critical Care Specialists whose primary disciplines are Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Anesthesia, or Surgery.

Fellowship Director: Mark Tidswell, MD phone: 413-794-5439

Program Administrator: Amanda Duda email: amanda.duda@baystatehealth.org phone: 413-794-4146

Program & Department Metrics

  • Length of fellowship: 2 years
  • Number of fellows per year: 4
  • Number of Faculty: 21

Baystate Metrics

  • Number of hospital beds: 716
  • Number of residency programs: 10
  • Number of fellowship programs: 22

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
  • Fellows have their own office space to share, each with assigned workstations
  • 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

(Curriculum is modified to meet each Fellow's individual needs.)

  • PG4: MICU (4 months); SICU (1 month); CICU (1 month); Triage (1 month); Anesthesia (1 month); Electives (4 months)
  • PG5: MICU (4 months); SICU (1 month); CICU (1 month); Triage (1 month); Electives/Research (5 months)
  • Weekly Conferences: core curriculum series, attending rounds
  • Monthly Conferences: simulation laboratory, fellows' case presentations, journal club, morbidity & mortality conference