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Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program-at-a-Glance

Thank you for your interest in our ACGME-accredited 2-year Critical Care Fellowship Program at UMass Medical School-Baystate. We 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.

We have committed resources to a state-of-the-art 32-bed adult intensive care unit that is run by board certified Critical Care Specialists whose primary disciplines are Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Infectious Diseases, Anesthesia, or Surgery.

Fellowship Director: Mark Tidswell, MD phone: 413-794-1960

Program Administrator: Bethanie Calvanese, MHA
Phone: 413-794-4146

Program & Department Metrics

  • Length of fellowship: 2 years
  • Number of fellows per year: 4
  • Number of faculty: 21
  • ICU patient volume: ~2,500: 30% surgical, 70% medical

Baystate Metrics

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

Fellow Benefits & Facilities

  • We attempt 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 fellow with an assigned workstation
  • Comprehensive electronic medical record
  • Well-supplied, on-campus hospital library with 8 librarians and robust e-medicine resources (Up-to-Date, Ovid, etc)
  • Access to digital library holdings at UMass Chan, in Worcester MA

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