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Pediatrics Residency Program-At-A-Glance

The UMMS-Baystate Pediatric Residency Program is designed to develop our residents into the best pediatricians they can be and to prepare them for life-long learning.  Our Children's Hospital, within the largest tertiary care hospital in Western Massachusetts, is the primary source for pediatric care in the region.  We have the best of all worlds, combining tertiary care with a strong primary care and community focus in a very supportive environment.

Our Mission

Train and support compassionate, collaborative, and committed pediatricians in an environment that celebrates diversity and excellence to improve the health and well-being of children and families.

Meet Our Team

Laura Koenigs, MD
Residency Program Director
Laura.Koenigs@baystatehealth.org

Stewart Mackie, MD
Associate Program Director
Stewart.Mackie@baystatehealth.org

Molly Senn-McNally, MD
Associate Program Director
Molly.Senn-McNally@baystatehealth.org

Erica Lunden
Program Administrator
Erica.Lunden@baystatehealth.org
413-794-5084

By The Numbers

Program Metrics

  • 9 Categorical Peds residents per class
  • 1 Categorical Peds/Neurodevelopmental Disabilities resident shared with Boston Children's Hospital
  • 8 Med-Peds residents per class
  • Percent of Grads entering Fellowship training over past 5 years: 50%
  • 2017 & 2018 Board Pass Rate:  91%
  • Number of Faculty: 60

Baystate Metrics

  • 716 beds; 10 residencies; 22 fellowships (2 in Peds)
  • Children's Hospital:  107 beds; 7 bed PICU
  • 55 Bed Level III NICU; 4200 deliveries
  • 30,000 +  Pediatric Emergency Room visits
  • Only Level 1 Trauma Center in western Massachusetts
  • Only Pediatric Trauma Center in western Massachusetts

Curriculum Summary

  • PL1: 1 boot camp (inpatient and outpatient,) 3 Inpatient Rotations (including 1 Nights), 2 NICU, 1 mixed subspecialty, 1 Normal Newborn Nursery, 1 Pediatric ED, 1 Culture/Society/Health (CSH - community/advocacy), 1 Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, 1 Elective
  • PL2: 3 Inpatient Rotations (1 Gridmaster, 1 Manager, 1 Nights), 1 NICU, 1 PICU, 1 Adolescent Medicine, 1 On-Demand, 1 Pediatric ED, 1 CSH, 1 Behavioral Health,  2 Electives
  • PL3: 2 Inpatient Rotations (1 day leading team, 1 night supervisor), 1 PICU, 1 Normal Newborn Nursery, 1 Pediatric ED, 1/2 - 1 NICU, 1 Ambulatory Chief, 5 - 51/2  Electives
  • Thursday afternoon block conference (Faculty coverage for uninterrupted educational experience)
  • Morning Report 3 times a week
  • Radiology Rounds once a month
  • Robust continuity clinic experience
  • Resident Project - Clinical Research, Quality Improvement or Advocacy
  • No scheduled float from elective or ambulatory rotations to cover inpatient services.

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.
  • 4 weeks vacation/year, meal subsidy, free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance
  • Electronic Medical Record
  • Excellent library and online resources
  • Pediatric Simulation Center

Something Special

  • Longitudinal patient care experience in subspecialty or private practice
  • Robust global health curriculum
  • Lay Book Club - a fun read together - books for lay population about important pediatric topics
  • Hot Topics aka Journal Club
  • Resident retreats include our Med-Peds colleagues
    • Fall: Whole residency overnight retreat
    • Spring: 1/2 day class retreats