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Applying to the Program

Application Process

We strongly suggest making early contact with the Program director if you have interest in applying to the fellowship, and to apply early. 

  • Initial written letter of interest with a personal statement and current CV
  • Support letters: 3 letters with one of those from your Current Program Director or Division Chief 
  • Preferred Application Deadline: October 15*
  • Applicant Decision: November 1*

* After these dates, contact the Program Director about the possibility of additional openings

You can apply to the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship by contacting us directly via email or by post at:

Ben Mattingly, MD, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Director
Baystate Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
Phone: 414.794.3947

Applicant Requirements

Prior to matriculation to fellowship training at Baystate Medical Center, all incoming fellows must have:

  • Successfully completed an accredited Emergency Medicine Residency Program or Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
  • Passed the USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX-USA Level 3 examination
  • A full medical license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine prior to starting and all necessary certifications to practice independently
  • A demonstrated interest and competency in medical research
  • Satisfactory findings from all pre-employment verifications conducted that may include a combination of the following criminal background and/or CORI file review, professional references, license verification, driving record evaluation, and credentialing review
  • Successful completion of a pre-placement physical examination including a urine drug test
  • All fellowship candidates must fulfill Baystate's Resident/Fellow Appointment Requirements.


If we elect to invite you for an interview, you will be contacted to arrange a mutually convenient appointment. At that time you will be provided with further details about your interview day. Interviews are scheduled between August and November.

Contact for Questions

Tara Rivest, Fellowship Administrator
Baystate Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
Phone: 413-794-5999