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Infectious Disease Fellowship Program-at-a-Glance

Our 2-year Infectious Diseases Fellowship at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate 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 ten readily accessible faculty have expertise in all aspects of clinical infectious diseases, microbiology (bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, serology, and virology), clinical research and quality improvement, infection control/hospital epidemiology, and antimicrobial stewardship.

Fellowship Director: Armando Paez, MD

Fellowship Coordinator: Kaitlyn Wright, MEd email: phone: 413-794-5604

Program & Department Metrics

  • Length of fellowship: 2 years
  • Number of fellows per year: 1
  • Number of Faculty: 10

Baystate Medical Center Statistics

  • Number of hospital beds:  716
  • Inpatient ID consults: 350 per month with 3 inpatient services | Fellows average 65 new consults per month when on inpatient consult service
  • Residency programs: 10 ACGME-accredited residencies
  • Fellowship programs: 20 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 of 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, VisualDx, Clinical Key, 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, OPAT 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