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Pathology Residency Program At-A-Glance

Richard Friedberg, MD
"Baystate's pathology faculty are younger than average and take pride in being aggressive and entrepreneurial."

Read the rest of department chair Dr. Richard Friedberg's message to future residents.

Baystate Medical Center is a major teaching, clinical, and research facility and is the regional campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). The Baystate Pathology training program provides integrated training in anatomic and clinical pathology. Baystate Pathology/Baystate Medical Center is a “Molecular Center of Excellence” promoting molecular diagnostic pathology. Our faculty and residents create a cooperative and friendly environment in which you acquire the skills and knowledge needed to become a successful pathologist.

Meet Our Team

James D. Mueller, MD, PhD
Residency Program Director

Gretchen Lussier, GME Program Administrator II
Residency Program Administrator
Pathology Department
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA 01199

By the Numbers

Program & Department Metrics

  • Length of program: 4 years
  • Total number of resident: 16
  • Number of Faculty: 21
  • Number of fellowships: 1 (Cytopathology)

Baystate Metrics

  • Number of hospital beds: 716
  • Number of residency programs: 10
  • Number of fellowship programs: 22

Curriculum Summary

Each year the residents get a balance of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology rotations which include the following:

  • Anatomic Pathology (26 months): Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology, Autopsy, Frozen Section, Advanced Cytopathology, Advanced Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Forensic Pathology, Neuropathology/Renal Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology (19 months): Transfusion Medicine Service, Chemistry, Cytogenetics & Molecular, Immunopathology/Serology, Hematology/Hematopathology, Microbiology, Advanced Clinical Pathology
  • Electives (3 months): Sub-specialty Electives

Resident 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.
  • 4 weeks vacation/year, Free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance
  • Excellent on-campus library and online resources