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Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Curriculum

At Baystate you will receive exceptional residency training in a supportive and collegial environment. 

Educational Innovation and Excellence

We are proud of our culture of educational innovation and excellence at Baystate in which our program consistently graduates excellent Med-Peds educators and physicians.

From our learner-manager-teacher model that emphasizes graduated autonomy in order to maximize education on wards, to our new BERST teaching academy and “Teach the Teacher” retreat for senior residents interested in augmenting their teaching abilities, we value your learning and your growth as physicians.

Further, our Mentored Case Report Curriculum allows senior residents to start learning how to be a research mentor for junior residents, and our long standing Peer Mentoring program gives all residents the mentoring skills needed to be successful in academic medicine after graduation.

Because of this pervasive culture of constant educational innovation, we have also been able to be flexible and responsive to current educational needs from telehealth education to 100% online didactics (when necessary) given COVID-19 restrictions.

Our Anti-Racist Working Group has also been borne out of the culture of educational necessity and innovation with residents and faculty taking the lead over all three programs (Medicine, Med-Peds, Pediatrics) to create an educational atmosphere and learning opportunities that will impact our residents and patients for years to come.

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. Residents graduate from our program as excellent team players and wonderful colleagues to work with for years to come.

Humanity in Residency Education

Our competitive salary structure and benefits, free personal counseling, career guidance, and subsidized social events exemplify our approach.

We respect our residents as colleagues, and are responsive to feedback—this is how “Teach the Teachers” started, and how our Anti-Racist Working Group was formed.
We invite you to be part of this Med-Peds residency to grow not only as a physician, but as an educator and as a patient advocate. 

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.

Residents at Self-Reflection Curriculum Sessions
(Photo collage: Residents participating in sessions devoted to Imposter Syndrome and Divergent Thinking.)

PG1 Curriculum

Medicine

Pediatrics

  • Inpatient Medicine Wards
    2 months
  • Cardiac Care Unit & Intermediate Cardiac Care
    1 month
  • Geriatrics/Ambulatory
    1 month
  • Community Medicine
    1 month
  • Elective
    1 month
  • Inpatient Pediatrics
    2 months
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    1 month
  • Emergency Medicine
    1 month
  • Nursery
    1 month
  • Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center Orientation/Community Medicine 
    1 month

PG2 Curriculum

Medicine

Pediatrics

  • Inpatient Medicine Wards (manager, manager/night float)
    2 months
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
    1 month
  • Emergency Medicine
    1 month
  • Elective 
    1 month
  • Neurology rotation (2 weeks)
  • Inpatient Pediatrics
    1 month
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    1 month
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    1 month
  • Ambulatory
    1 month
  • Adolescent Medicine 
    1 month
  • Developmental Pediatrics
    1 month


PG3 Curriculum

Medicine

Pediatrics

  • Inpatient Medicine (grid, manager, admit teach)
    2 months
  • Medicine Consult
    1 month
  • Cardiac Care Unit & Intermediate Cardiac Care
    1 month
  • Electives
    2 months
  • Inpatient Pediatrics
    1 month
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    1 month
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine 
    1 month
  • Pediatric Surgery, Sports Medicine, Ambulatory Rotation
    1 month
  • Nursery 
    1 month
  • Elective
    1 month


PG4 Curriculum

Medicine

Pediatrics

  • Inpatient Medicine (teach only)
    1 month
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
    1 month
  • Med-Peds Chief Rotation 
    1 month
  • Electives
    3 months
  • Inpatient Pediatrics
    1 month
  • Inpatient Pediatrics Night Float
    1 month
  • Ambulatory Med-Peds Procedure
    1 month
  • Electives
    3 months (1 month may include Board Review)

Sample Rotation Schedule

Med-Peds residency block schedule