Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at UMass Chan-Baystate

Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at UMass Chan-Baystate

Our two-year ACGME accredited Critical Care Fellowship Program at Baystate Medical Center, regional campus of the UMass Chan Medical School, offers two positions per year.

  • Exceptional clinical training by expert Board-Certified Critical Care Specialists whose primary disciplines are Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Anesthesia or Surgery.
  • A state-of-the-art adult medical, surgical, and trauma ICU. The 32-bed Medical ICU has an annual volume of approximately 1,900 patients.
  • A Simulation Center providing individual and multidisciplinary team training.


  • Nationally recognized for clinical research and ongoing participation in the NIH sponsored ARDS and other clinical trials.
  • Baystate Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit was awarded the Beacon Award for excellence in critical care by the AACN 9 times since 2004, which is the first year the award was initiated.
  • Baystate Medical Center's high quality nursing care earned the designation Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence in 2005, one of 170 in the nation and only five in Massachusetts, and was re-recognized in 2010.

Read about our other awards and national recognition.

Baystate Medical Center serves a population of approximately one million in a region extending beyond Western Massachusetts to include Southern Vermont and New Hampshire, Eastern New York and Northern Connecticut.


Thank you for your interest in our ACGME-accredited 2-year Critical Care Fellowship Program at UMass Medical School-Baystate. We offer 4 positions per year.

Our program emphasizes 20 months of exceptional clinical training and includes the option of 4 months of research in the second year.

We have committed resources to a state-of-the-art 32-bed adult intensive care unit that is run by board certified Critical Care Specialists whose primary disciplines are Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Infectious Diseases, Anesthesia, or Surgery.

Meet the team
Fellowship Director: Mark Tidswell, MD phone: 413-794-3887

Program Administrator: Nathan Whitehead
Phone: 413-794-4146
By the numbers

Program and department metrics

  • Length of fellowship: 2 years
  • Number of fellows per year: 4
  • Number of faculty: 21
  • ICU patient volume: ~1,900 medical, 600 trauma/surgical, 400 neurocritical care

Baystate metrics

  • Number of hospital beds: 716
  • Number of residency programs: 10 ACGME-accredited residencies
  • Number of fellowship programs: 16 ACGME-accredited fellowships plus several sponsored fellowships
Fellow benefits and facilities
  • We attempt 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
  • Fellows have their own office space to share, each fellow with an assigned workstation
  • Comprehensive electronic medical record
  • Well-supplied, on-campus hospital library with 8 librarians and robust e-medicine resources (Up-to-Date, Ovid, etc)
  • Access to digital library holdings at UMass Chan, in Worcester MA
Curriculum information

(Curriculum is modified to meet each Fellow's individual needs.)

  • PG4: MICU (5 months); SICU (1 month); Cardiac Surgery ICU (1 month); Anesthesia (1 month); Electives (4 months)
  • PG5: MICU (5 months); SICU (1 month); CICU (1 month); Electives/Research (5 months)
  • Weekly Conferences: core curriculum series, attending rounds
  • Monthly Conferences: simulation laboratory, fellows' case presentations, journal club, morbidity & mortality conference
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