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Program at a Glance

Fellowship Director: Gavin Budhram, MD email: gavin.budhramMD@baystatehealth.org

Education Coordinator: Tara Rivest phone: 413-794-5999  email: tara.rivest@baystatehealth.org

Program Statistics

  • Length of Fellowship: 1 year
  • Number of fellows: 2
  • Application deadline: November 1

Baystate Metrics

  • Baystate Medical Center is a 716 bed, Level-1 Trauma Center & Pediatric Hospital
  • Annual census >115,000 (75% adults, 25% admission rate, 7% ICU admissions)
  • There are 34 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 salaries and benefits.
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health and Dental/Life insurance
  • 6 weeks paid vacation
  • Additional CME funding available for conference attendance and educational materials
  • Emergency Medicine fellows are allowed to pick up moonlighting shifts at the attending rate

Program Resources

  • Image Review: A pc-based server is located centrally in the ED and receives ultrasound exams transmitted from the machines and stores them in a fully searchable PACS database. Ultrasound still images and clips are available for review 24 hours a day. Images are transmitted in real-time as the exams are performed. Image review is via a web-based digital archiving system and is possible from home.
  • Ultrasound Machines: 6 Sonosite M-turbos
  • Ultrasound Probes: Wide availability of linear, phased array, curvilinear, and endocavitary probes.
  • Image Recorder: Wireless digital recording and archiving of all ultrasound exams.
  • Educational Resources: Various vascular and transvaginal pelvic models are available, including sim lab access.

Curriculum

  • Number of Clinical Hours: 8 shifts/month
  • The fellow will participate in inter- and intra-departmental quality assurance of ultrasound exams. 
  • A research study is required, as are 4 ultrasound scanning shifts per month.