Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Curriculum
At Baystate you will receive exceptional residency training in a supportive and collegial environment.
Educational Innovation and Excellence
We are fortunate to be one of a handful of programs in the country chosen to participate in the Educational Innovation Project (EIP). The ACGME is allowing a small number of particularly strong residencies in internal medicine (and their affiliated med-peds programs) to devise creative and innovative ways to train physicians. We invite you to explore our EIP project when you visit.
The 7th Core Competency: Teamwork
Baystate’s culture actively discourages the traditional hierarchy that pervades many ‘old-school’ institutions. Residents are treated as junior faculty in our mission to educate each other and our medical students.
We are re-designing both inpatient and outpatient care in team models that will not only improve your educational experience, but will improve the care you provide to patients.
Humanity in Residency Education
Our competitive salary structure and benefits, free personal counseling, career guidance, and subsidized social events exemplify our approach. Workload control, the float system, and resident participation in the design of their program are examples of our respect for residents as colleagues.
We welcome you to visit what one recent applicant called, “the happiest group of residents in the country.”
Self-Reflection & Self-Assessment
Promoting resident well-being and personal and professional growth is increasingly important to us as concern about burnout in the medical community grows.Working together, our IM and Med-Peds residency programs developed a structured, yearlong self-reflection curriculum—building in protected time for residents to participate.
Facilitators help guide self-reflection and self-assessment using different techniques that residents can use at work and in their outside lives. The curriculum uses a variety of educational modalities to achieve this goal—journaling, multi-media, humanities, active facilitation, and the arts.
(Photo collage: Residents participating in sessions devoted to Imposter Syndrome and Divergent Thinking.)