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Program at a Glance

Thank you for your interest in the Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Baystate Medical Center, regional campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Our 2-year ID fellowship has been continuously operative since l985. This clinically-oriented, fellow-centric program is available to those who have completed a three-year ACGME-accredited program in internal medicine or combined medicine- pediatrics.

You will receive comprehensive training in the practice of infectious diseases in both inpatient and outpatient settings.Our eleven readily-accessible faculty have expertise in all aspects of clinical infectious diseases, microbiology (bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, serology, and virology), clinical research, infection control/hospital epidemiology, and antimicrobial stewardship.

Fellowship Director: Armando Paez, MD

Fellowship Coordinator: Pauline Blair email: pauline.blair@baystatehealth.org phone: 413-794-5376

Program & Department Metrics

  • Length of fellowship: 2 years
  • Number of fellows per year: 1
  • Number of Faculty: 11

Baystate Statistics

  • Number of hospital beds:  716
  • Inpatient ID consults: 350 per month with 3 inpatient services | Fellows average 60 new consults per month when on inpatient consult service
  • Residency programs: 10 ACGME-accredited residencies
  • Fellowship programs: 16 ACGME-accredited fellowships plus several sponsored fellowships

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.)

General Curriculum Information

(Curriculum is modified to meet each Fellow's individual needs.)

  • PG4: adult inpatient consultations (6 months); research (3 months); pediatric consultations (1 month); microbiology/infection control (1 month); multispecialty month (1 month)
  • PG5: adult consultations (6 months); research (4 months); transplantation (1 month); multispecialty month (1 month)
  • Outpatient Clinics: General ID Clinic, HIV Clinic and Hepatitis clinic
  • Weekly Conferences: core curriculum series, microbiology, Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Monthly Conferences: case presentations, fellows' presentations, journal club, HIV conference
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
  • Infection Control Program
  • Quality Improvement Project