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Program at a Glance

The program goals include developing our fellows' knowledge and procedural skills to provide high quality care for the acutely ill and injured child. Additionally, the curriculum further enhances the fellows' teaching, research, and administrative skills.

Fellowship Director: Blake Spirko, MD email: blake.spirko@baystatehealth.org

Fellowship Coordinator: Tara Rivest, Dept of Emergency Medicine phone: 413-794-5999 email: tara.rivest@baystatehealth.org

Program Metrics

  • Length of fellowship: 2 years for EM residents | 3 years for Pediatric residents
  • Number of fellows: 3

Emergency Department Metrics

  • Yearly Emergency Department Census: 25% Pediatrics | 21% Admissions | 115,000 visits
  • 5 Full-time and 1 Part-time Pediatric Emergency Medicine Board Certified Faculty
  • Baystate Medical Center: 716 bed facility, Level-1 Trauma Center and Pediatric Hospital

Fellow Benefits & Facilities

  • Fellow lounge with computer
  • National Meeting
  • Membership: ACEP, EMRA
  • BMC Health Sciences Library, Health Club, Procedure Simulation Lab
  • 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/Dental/Life Insurance

Curriculum Information

  • Scheduled Shifts: 34hrs/wk in the Pediatric ED
  • Conferences: 2 hrs/wk didactic, monthly Journal Club
    2-Year Fellowship Program Curriculum for EM Residents
    Year 1: Year 2:  
    • 6 mos Pedi ED
    • 1 mo Elective
    • 1 mo Pedi Anesthesia
    • 1 mo Pedi Ward
    • 1 mo NICU/Resuscitation
    • 1 mo PICU
    • 1 mo Pedi Clinic
    • 1 mo Elective
    • 8 mos Pedi ED
    • 1 mo Pedi Abuse
    • 1 mo PICU
    • 1 mo Elective
     
    3-Year Fellowship Program Curriculum for Pediatric Residents
    Year 1: Year 2: Year 3:
    • 6 mos Pedi ED
    • 2 mos Research
    • 1 mo Adult ED
    • 1 mo Pedi Anesthesia
    • 1 mo PICU
    • 1 mo Trauma
    • 6 mos Pedi ED
    • 2 mos Research
    • 1 mo Adult ED
    • 1 mo OB/EMS
    • 1 mo PICU
    • 1 mo Toxicology
    • 6 mos Pedi ED
    • 2 mos Research
    • 1 mo Adult ED
    • 1 Pedi Abuse ED
    • 2 mos Elective