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Obstetrics Gynecology Residency Program At-A-Glance

The Ob-Gyn Residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate is dedicated to providing education in an academic setting that is friendly, supportive and fun. We have education that ranges from traditional didactic to hands-on curriculum to informal journal clubs in faculty homes. We work closely with medical students  and with residents in other specialties. Our goal is to help every resident in ob-gyn to reach his or her personal goals, whether it be through fellowship training, research or general practice.

Meet Our Team

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Daniel Grow, MD
Chair, Obstetrics Gynecology Department

Dr. Donald Kirton

Donald Kirton, MD
Residency Program Director
donald.kirton@baystatehealth.org

Dr. Michael Plevyak

Michael P. Plevyak, MD
Associate Program Director
michael.plevyak@baystatehealth.org

Tanya Dorman

Tanya V. Dorman, BS, C-TAGME
Residency Coordinator
413-794-5321
tanya.dorman@bhs.org

By the Numbers

Program and Department Metrics

  • Number of residents per class: 6 | Total number of Residents: 24
  • Male/female ratio: 1:6; Married/engaged: 54%, Single: 46%
  • Percent of Grads entering Fellowship training over past 5 years: 20%
  • Number of Faculty: 25 plus 24 community physicians
  • Sub-Specialists: MFM (4); REI (4); Oncology (3); Urogynecology (3); Adolescent & Pedi Gynecology (2); Family Planning (1).

Baystate Metrics

  • Tertiary care referral center: 4,200 deliveries per year | Number of LDRP rooms: 38
  • Level 1 trauma center: 716 hospital beds
  • Level 3 NICU: 57 bassinets
  • Residency Programs: 10 | Fellowship Programs: 22
  • 72,000 square foot new E.D.
  • Large multidisciplinary simulation lab for advanced laparoscopy and other hands-on skills
  • Fully-integrated electronic medical record hospital wide

Curriculum Summary

  • PG1: Fundamentals (3 weeks), Urgent Care (4 weeks), PDC/Genetics (4 weeks), PPC (4 weeks), L&D/Night Float (8 weeks), Gyn (11 weeks). Gyn ONC (4 weeks), Gyn Consult (4 weeks)
  • PG2: Gyn Outpatient Procedures (8 weeks), Gyn (8 weeks), L&D (8 weeks), Night Float (8 weeks), RE (4 weeks), Oncology (4 weeks), Urogynecology (4 weeks), Elective (4 weeks)
  • PG3: MFM (8 weeks), RE (4 weeks), L&D (8 weeks), Gyn (8 weeks), Night Float (8 weeks), Elective (4 weeks), Minimally Invasive Medicine & Surgery (4 weeks), Oncology (4 weeks)
  • PG4: Urogynecology (8 weeks), Gynecology (8 weeks), Oncology (8 weeks), L&D (8 weeks), Night Float (8 weeks), Admin Chief/Quality (8 weeks)
  • Weekly didactic schedule (protected time) from 1pm to 5 pm every Wednesday
  • Monthly Simulation Training: Team Training, in-situ OB Team Simulations, Communications Simulations with Standardized Patients, and Surgical Skills training.
  • Weekly Conferences: Monday noon, Thursday am on Gynecology, Friday am on Labor and Delivery, Thursday am Grand Rounds, Thursday noon (varies)

Resident Life

Benefits & Facilities

  • 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.
  • Call room for each resident year; resident library on L&D, large library on campus
  • 4 weeks vacation/year, meal subsidy, free on campus parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance