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A Tradition of Academic Excellence

"Baystate's personal and professional development, training, research, and subspecialty exposure lays a strong foundation for the rest of your career."—Kristina Potanos MD, chief resident
Here's what residents are saying about our program!

Surgery Residency at UMMS-Baystate

At the Forefront of Surgical Residency Education

The Surgery Department at Baystate Medical Center, the regional campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is proud to have a role in charting the future course of surgical education in the United States. Baystate's tradition of academic excellence, and our faculty's many years of experience, is reflected in leadership on national accreditation, policy, and review boards.

Broad-based Clinical Experience on a Single Campus

  • Level I trauma center experience
  • 1,000+ operative cases per resident
  • Night Float call system
  • Comprehensive Level I Education Institute of Simulation
  • Bench and clinical research opportunities

Virtually every surgical subspecialty is represented on our faculty, comprised of more than 50 Board Certified or Board Eligible surgeons.

Residents can gain experience in:

  • General surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Oncologic surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Vascular/endovascular surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Surgical critical care  
  • Plastic surgery
  • Endoscopy 
  • Transplantation 
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Rural surgery

About Our Program

  • 6 categorical residents (with 1-2 in research lab) each year
  • >80% of graduates accepted into fellowships each year

State-of-the-Art Facilities

  • Human Patient Simulation presents a diverse range of clinical scenarios in the form of interactive simulations that emphasize team training and crisis management
  • Minimally invasive and robotic surgical laboratory
  • Basic & advanced open benchtop procedures, minimally invasive and open technical skills training laboratory

Baystate's Surgery Residency is ACGME-accredited.