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Surgery Chief Resident's Message

On behalf of the Chief Class of 2020, we truly appreciate your interest in our Surgery Residency Program at UMMS-Baystate.

We take pride in the robust patient care and operative experiences that we all have had in our training at Baystate Medical Center—from new and innovative procedures and research, to simulation and education. We are a group of trainees that work hard, and are a close knit and supportive team.

Through a strong desire to teach and mentor on the part of our committed faculty, we residents have been molded into strong clinicians, surgeons, teachers and individuals—laying the groundwork and strong foundation for our future endeavors as surgeons.

As a PGY1, immediately after starting at Baystate, our residents begin a simulation “Boot Camp” curriculum to help learn how to become an intern. You will be introduced to how to handle patients with emergent issues, as well as the strong collaborative attitude we strive to achieve at this program.

Throughout your time training in our program you will take these skills, developed and practiced in the OR, on the floors, and in the simulation lab, and apply them to your clinical practice. You will grow, adapt, learn, and develop into competent physicians through the training you receive here at Baystate Medical Center.

We look forward to meeting you, and wish you all the best with your future endeavors!

Dr. Jessica Dahle

Jessica L. Dahle, MD, MS

General Surgery Chief Resident