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Program at a Glance

Thank you for your interest in the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Baystate Medical Center, regional campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. We offer a 1-year fellowship which emphasizes excellence in clinical care and encourages fellows to excel in teaching and scholarly activities. Our goal is to train geriatricians who will provide and promote high quality care for older adults, and who will become leaders able to effectively advocate for the growing number of older adults in our society. As a fellow you will be exposed to enthusiastic faculty with an innovative approach to Geriatrics Medicine. One of the greatest assets to training in our program is the interdisciplinary nature of our teaching. We are fortunate to have several disciplines, such as physiatry and gynecology, involved in training fellows, in addition to institution and community based fellowship-trained geriatricians. As a result, our fellows experience a broad spectrum of approaches to caring for older adults and have variety of choices when considering scholarly activities. We are proud to share in Baystate Medical Center’s national reputation for, and long-standing commitment to medical education. We invite you to consider our Geriatrics Medicine Fellowship Program to determine if it best fits your career goals.

Fellowship Director: Maura Brennan, MD

Associate Program Director: Sik Kim Ang, MD

Program Administrator: IM Fellowships email: phone: 413.794.1155

Program & Department Metrics

  • Length of fellowship: 1 year
  • Number of fellows per year: 2
  • Number of Faculty: 20

Baystate Metrics

  • Number of hospital beds:  716
  • Number of residency programs: 10
  • Number of fellowship programs:  20

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, free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance
  • First and second year fellows share their own office
  • Each fellow has his/her own computer
  • 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: Inpatient Geriatric (4 1/2 blocks); Subacute Care (1 block); Long-Term Care (1 block); Neurology (1 block); Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (1 block); Geriatric Psychiatry (1 block); Pre-Operative Assessment (1/2 block); Elective (1 block)
  • Longitudinal Rotations: Continuity clinic, Long-Term Care, Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, Urogynecology, Assisted Living/Independent Living, Home Care, Hospice Primary Care, Wound Care
  • Weekly Conferences: Internal Medicine Medical Grand Rounds, Core Curriculum Series, Fellow/Resident Case Conferences
  • Monthly Conferences: Journal club, Schwartz Rounds, Geritrack Meetings