Each year is divided into 13 four-week rotation blocks. Most of our hospital-based rotations are at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield right across the street from our Health Center. Inpatient pediatrics months and two labor and delivery months are at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield where residents will practice interdisciplinary team-based care.
GFM= Greenfield Family Medicine - Baystate Medical Practice, Greenfield
BFMC = Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield (sponsoring institution)
BMC = Baystate Medical Center, Springfield
Greenfield Rehabilitation and Nursing Center = Greenfield Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Greenfield
CHCFC = Community Health Center of Franklin County in Greenfield, Turners Falls and Orange
We have a longitudinal curriculum that includes training in LGBTQ+ care, Community Medicine, Substance Use Disorders, Health Systems Management, Behavioral Health and Outpatient Procedures.
Community Health Center of Franklin County Experiences
The CHCFC is a federally qualified health center in downtown Greenfield that provides an excellent clinical opportunity for our residents, especially those interested in serving our community's most vulnerable patients. Residents from all levels rotate through CHCFC for pediatric clinics, MAT clinic, and dental urgent care. You will also have the opportunity to create your own CHCFC-based electives during your senior year.
You will also gain community medicine experience in workshops and other learning opportunities focused on the social determinants of health, early Intervention, WIC, cross-cultural medicine, and other topics.
Practice Innovation and Scholarly Activities
You will work with a faculty member to choose a practice innovation/quality improvement project during the latter half of your PGY1 year and will have dedicated time to work on the project during your PGY2 year.
All residents present their projects at a residency-wide symposium during the end of their PGY3 year. Residents who are interested can pursue other scholarly activities throughout their residency and may even be able to present at regional or national family medicine conferences.
Global Health Initiative
Interested in international health and cultural diversity? REACH (Residents Educated in Alternative Cultures and Heath) provides an overview of important issues for residents considering medical work in low resource settings and is open to any UMass Chan-Baystate resident.
Family medicine conferences take place on Tuesday afternoons, starting with Grand Rounds at noon and continuing with a variety of didactic sessions, hands-on workshops, and protected time for resident business meetings and support groups.
Residents are expected to attend other educational conferences (e.g. case reports, journal clubs, teaching rounds, etc.) that are scheduled during specific rotations.