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Program at a Glance

The purpose of the Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship at Baystate Medical Center, regional campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is to provide young investigators with the mentored experience and didactics necessary for them to become successful independent clinical or basic science investigators and future leaders in academic Emergency Medicine.

Fellowship Director: Timothy J. Mader, MD email: timothy.mader@baystatehealth.org

Program Coordinator: Tara Rivest, Department of Emergency Medicine phone: 413-794-5999 email:  tara.rivest@baystatehealth.org

Program Metrics

  • Length of the fellowship: 1 year for the Certificate Program | 2 years for the Masters Degree fellowship
  • Number of fellows: 1 - 2 fellows per year

Baystate Metrics

  • Baystate Medical Center is a 716 beds, Level-1 Trauma Center & Pediatric Hospital
  • Annual census >122,000 (75% adults, 25% admission rate, 7% ICU admissions)
  • There are 30 full-time faculty members in the Emergency Medicine department at the main campus with varied research, education, and administrative responsibilities.

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 salary benefits.
  • Moonlighting opportunities
  • Office space and personal laptop computer
  • Generous benefits package
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health and Dental/Life insurance
  • Paid vacation and CME time
  • Professional education account and tuition allocation
  • Start-up funds available

Curriculum

  • Clinical Responsibility: 15 hours per week (average) as an attending physician to maintain clinical competency
  • Research Requirement: 
    • Design and implementation of an original research project
    • Presentation and publication of study results
    • Preparation and submission of a competitive career development grant proposal