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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. The fellowship has been continuously operative since l985. This clinically-oriented, fellow-friendly program is available to those who have completed a three-year ACGME accredited program in internal medicine or a medicine/pediatric program. The purpose of the program is to provide fellows with comprehensive training in the practice of infectious diseases. To achieve this goal, fellows are trained by eleven readily-accessible faculty in clinical infectious diseases, microbiology (bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, serology, and virology), clinical research, and infection control/hospital epidemiology.

Fellowship Director: Armando Paez, MD

Fellowship Coordinator: Pauline Blair email: 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:  347 per month | Fellows average 50 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.)

Curriculum Information

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

  • PG4: adult consultations (6 months); research (3 months); pediatric consultations (1 month); microbiology/infection control (1 month); multispecialty month (1 month).
  • PG5: adult consultations (5 months); research (5 months); transplantation (1 month); multispecialty month (1 month).
  • Outpatient Clinics:  General ID Clinic, HIV Clinic and Hepatitis C clinic.
  • Weekly Conferences: core curriculum series, microbiology.
  • Monthly Conferences: case presentations, fellows' presentations, journal club, HIV.
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.
  • Infection Control Program.
  • Quality Improvement Projects.