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Program-at-a-Glance

The UMMS-Baystate Gastroenterology fellowship program is dedicated to providing a well-balanced, academic experience to its trainees. Our ACGME accredited 3-year Gastroenterology program provides comprehensive experience in all consultative and procedural aspects of gastroenterology including advanced endoscopy, hepatology, inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal motility.

Our program emphasizes 28 months of exceptional clinical training and includes 8 months of clinical research. Fellows will receive comprehensive training in the evaluation and management of a wide variety of patients with acute and chronic gastroenterology conditions. We invite you to experience everything Baystate has to offer.

Meet Our Team

Fellowship Director: David J. Desilets MD, PhD email: david.desilets@baystatehealth.org
Program Coordinator: Michelle Bradby phone: 413-794-1155 email: michelle.bradby@baystatehealth.org

By the Numbers

Program and Department Metrics

  • Length of fellowship: 3 years
  • Fellows per year: 2
  • Number of faculty: 8

Baystate Medical Center Metrics

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

Fellowship Benefits and 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, paid meeting time, free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance
  • Each fellow has his/her own computer
  • Comprehensive electronic medical record
  • Large on-campus library with 8 librarians and robust e-medicine resources

Curriculum Information

  • PG4: Inpatient GI/Hepatology Consultations (6 blocks); Research (2 blocks); Nutrition (1 block); GI Radiology (1 block); Electives (3 blocks)
  • PG5: Inpatient GI/Hepatology Consultations (4 blocks); Research (3 blocks); Motility (1 block); GI Pathology (1 block); Pancreaticobiliary (1 block); Electives (3 blocks)
  • PG6: Inpatient GI/Hepatology Consultations (4 blocks); Research (3 blocks); Transplant Hepatology (1 block); Community Practice (1 block); Pancreaticobiliary (1 block); Electives (3 blocks)
  • Weekly Conferences: core curriculum series, case conferences and specialty conference
  • Monthly Conferences: fellows' presentations, journal club, research conference