Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship

Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship, UMass Chan-Baystate

The Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship at UMass Chan-Baystate prepares you for a successful career as a leader in academic emergency medicine.

Develop the Skill Set To Thrive As An EM Educator

The specialty of Emergency Medicine has grown and evolved rapidly—fueling the need for well-trained emergency medicine educators.

Our mentored fellowship provides the necessary advanced training not provided by the typical EM residency—clinical and didactic education, research in the area of education, curricular innovation, and education administration.

You will graduate with an overflowing portfolio:

  • Extensive experience in education administration
  • Lectures in regional, national and international arenas
  • Publication of research projects

Built-In Flexibility Lets You Tailor Your Experience

Our curriculum focuses on preparing the next generation of emergency medicine faculty.

We offer:

  • 1 year fellowship with an optional second year to earn a Masters degree in Graduate Medical Education
  • Flexible concentrations in UME, GME, simulation, education innovation, and education research

After completing our core curriculum you will choose an area for your focus.

Perfect Setting To Learn And Teach - And Live

Baystate Medical Center is the only Level 1 trauma center in the region—and has the busiest ED in the Massachusetts.

You will be exposed to the diverse pathology of a multi-cultural, inner-city population, and the advanced procedures associated with the world's top medical centers.

All this, and you can live in an area known for beautiful scenery, outdoor recreation, performing arts, and higher education.

Program at a Glance

The purpose of the Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate, is to provide new clinicians with the necessary mentored experience and didactics to become successful, independent, future leaders in academic emergency medicine.

We offer a 1-year fellowship with an option for a second year to earn a Masters in Graduate Medical Education. Our curriculum focuses on preparing the next generation of EM faculty with flexible concentrations in UME, GME, Simulation, Education Innovation, and Education Research.

Meet the team

Fellowship Co-Director

Lucienne Lutfy-Clayton, MD

Fellowship Co-Director

Ryan Clark, DO

Program Administrator

Kathleen Diederich

By the numbers

Program Metrics

  • Length of the fellowship: 1 or 2 years
  • Number of fellows: up to 2

Department Metrics

  • Yearly census: 122,000+ visits
  • 25% pediatrics | 21% admissions | 5 Level 1 trauma cases per day
  • 50 full-time board-certified faculty with varied research, education, and administrative responsibilities
  • Fellowships in ED ultrasound, pediatric EM, research, administration, and wilderness medicine
  • 78,000 sq ft Emergency Department with 10 ambulance bays, rooftop helipad, 3 trauma bays, 94 private rooms, dedicated radiology suite, pediatric emergency department (open 24/7),
  • locked psychiatric unit, and plenty of work space with 180 computers

Baystate Metrics

  • Baystate Medical Center is a 716 bed, Level-1 Trauma Center and Children's Hospital within a hospital
  • Annual census >115,000 (75% adults, 25% admission rate, 7% ICU admissions)
  • 10 academic departments with 600+ faculty
Fellow benefits and 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.
  • Moonlighting opportunities
  • Office space
  • Generous benefits package
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health and Dental/Life insurance
  • Paid vacation and CME time
  • Professional education account and tuition allocation

The program comprises a core curriculum of five areas undertaken by all fellows—as well as a single area chosen for increased focus by each fellow.

Core Curriculum

  • Theories of learning
  • Didactic and clinical teaching
  • Education and program administration
  • Education research methods
  • Career and professional development

Focus Area

All fellows will have exposure to each of the following four areas, and then choose one area of greatest interest on which to concentrate.

  • Application
  • Discovery
  • Interpretation
  • Teaching
Formal portrait of Dr. Ashley Deutsch

First fellow chose dual focus

Ashley Deutsch MD graduated in June 2017 with foci in EKG and quality improvement.

She has joined our faculty, and is now directing resident education in quality improvement and patient safety.

Revolutionary fife and drum parade

A Wonderful Place To Be

Western Mass is a popular place to work, play and live - in every season!

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