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Pathology Residency Program At-A-Glance

Baystate Medical Center is a major teaching, clinical, and research facility and the regional campus of UMass Chan Medical School. The Baystate Pathology residency 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

Kerry Hayes
Residency Program Administrator

Check us out on Instagram! @Baystatepathresidency 

By the Numbers

Program & Department Metrics

  • Length of program: 4 years
  • Total number of residents: 12
  • Number of Faculty: 22
  • 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
  • Research Rotation (1 month): Dedicated research rotation at PVLSI biomedical research center during PGY2 year

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