Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at UMass Chan-Baystate

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at UMass Chan-Baystate

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Baystate Medical Center is a 3-year program of two week clinical rotations and daily educational conferences. Four fellows are chosen each year through the National Residency Match Program.

Our Program is Growing

Our Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship receives approximately 400 applications for its four openings during each application season.

Program Strengths

Our program offers:

  • a large patient population
  • collegial faculty
  • active interventional cardiology and electrophysiology programs

Fellows receive training in cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, electrophysiology, nuclear cardiology, cardiac intensive care, heart failure and general cardiology.

Post-Fellowship Opportunities

After successful completion of the 3 year program, you qualify for COCATS level 2 certification in Adult Echocardiography, Exercise Testing, ECG and Ambulatory ECG  Monitoring, Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization and Nuclear Cardiology.

You may further your education by applying to Baystate's:

Come to Stay!

Many who come to Baystate for fellowship training choose to remain in the area after graduation. The Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts offers cultural and recreational activities in a beautiful setting.  The area is home to the Five Colleges and numerous musical, theatrical and museum events.  Outlets for skiing, hiking, boating, and other outdoor activities abound close to the Connecticut River and in the nearby Berkshires.


Thank you for your interest in our ACGME accredited 3-year Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate. We currently offer 4 positions per year for a total of 12 fellows. The program provides an academically and clinically rigorous training program in general cardiology as well as advanced training in clinical cardiology subspecialties and cardiovascular research. The curriculum is designed to provide a broad clinical exposure in acute and chronic cardiovascular care occurring in the inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as extensive experience in non-invasive and invasive cardiac procedures.

All fellow trainees selected for the Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Training Program are required to have completed an accredited three year residency program in internal medicine. Fellowship trainees are selected through the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program).

Fellowship Director: Quinn R. Pack, MD, MSc

Program Administrator:

By the numbers

Program & department metrics

  • Length of fellowship: 3 years
  • Number of fellows per year: 4
  • Number of faculty: 20

Baystate metrics

  • Number of hospital beds: 716
  • Number of residency programs: 10
  • Number of fellowship programs: 16 ACGME-accredited fellowships plus several sponsored fellowships
Felllow 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
  • Comprehensive electronic medical record
  • Well-supplied, on-campus hospital library with 8 librarians and robust e-medicine resources (Up-to-Date, Ovid, etc)
Curriculum information

The 36 months of training include 6 months in echocardiography, 5 months in the consultation service, 5 months in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, 5 months in the CICU, 5 months in research, 2 months in the electrophysiology/pacemaker service and 2 months in nuclear cardiology. During the remaining 6 months of training, the fellow may elect to take advanced training in diagnostic catheterization, noninvasive cardiology, pacemakers, or research.


  • Weekly educational conferences: ECG, Echo, Cath, EP
  • Monthly educational conferences: Research, M&M, Journal Club, Cardiac Surgery, Nuclear
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