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Program at a Glance

The UMMS-Baystate Nephrology Fellowship is designed to educate fellows to become outstanding nephrology clinicians or clinician educators, qualified to become medical directors of a dialysis facility or clinical faculty members in academia or outstanding private practice nephrologists.  

Our Program emphasizes 18 months of exceptional clinical training and includes 6 months of clinical nephrology research in the second year.  Subspecialty fellows will receive comprehensive training in all facets of inpatient nephrology while on three major rotations:  Inpatient Service, Outpatient Service, and Transplantation. 

Baystate Medical Center serves a population of approximately one million patients from Southern Vermont, New Hampshire, Eastern New York, Northern Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. 

Fellowship Director: Gregory Braden, MD

Fellowship Administrator: Amanda Duda email: amanda.duda@baysatehealth.org phone: 413-794-4146

Program & Department Metrics

  • Length of fellowship: 2 years
  • Number of fellows per year: 2
  • Number of faculty: 12

Baystate Metrics

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

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, meal subsidy, free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance
  • First and second year fellows share their own office
  • Each fellow has his or 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

  • PG4:  Inpatient service (10 months); Outpatient transplant (2 months)
  • PG5:  Inpatient service (4 months); Outpatient transplant (2 months); Research (6 months)
  • Weekly Conferences:  Transplant, Pathology, Renal Grand Rounds, Core Curriculum Lectures
  • Monthly Conferences:  Renal Biopsy, Basic Science Physiology Review, Patient Care Review, Journal Club, and Research