Emergency Medicine Residency

"Baystate has the stats to compete with any other ED program in the country, and yet somehow remains balanced and approachable."—Erica Ogle DO, EM resident

Candid photo of two emergency room residents in scrubs standing around a computer in the hospital

All the experience you need with 122,000+ ED visits a year

The best way to learn emergency medicine is by treating a lot of sick patients.

Because Baystate Medical Center is the region's tertiary referral center—and one of the highest volume emergency departments in the northeast—you will be exposed to diverse pathologies and advanced procedures.

Our sane schedule lets you balance work and life

We care that our residents have a life outside of the emergency department.

While you are here, you are going to work hard. But you will also have time to enjoy yourselves and pursue your interests. Our structured curriculum supports your wellness. It's why clinical assignments average less than 45 hours per week. Shifts usually do not exceed 9 hours, and night shifts are scheduled in short blocks of 4-5 shifts in a row at most.

Top-notch training, top-flight facilities

  • Our new ED and Level-1 trauma center has 10 ambulance bays and a rooftop helipad, 94 private rooms, dedicated radiology suite, and plenty of work stations.
  • We emphasize ultrasound in critical care. Our program focuses on helping you master bedside emergency medicine ultrasound and satisfy ACEP credentialing guidelines.
  • Our ACS-accredited simulation center helps you prepare for difficult cases using simulations of actual scenarios seen in our ED.
  • Train to deliver care in challenging conditions experienced in under-served parts of the world with our International Emergency Medicine Program.

Personal perspectives

Hear from our program leadership, chief residents and current residents.

The Emergency Medicine Residency at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate is ACGME-accredited.

Emergency Medicine Faculty

Meet our faculty


The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Baystate Medical Center, the regional campus of UMass Chan Medical School, was established in 1993. We deliver outstanding education with an emphasis on balance and resident wellness.

Our residents learn outstanding clinical emergency medicine, with all the unique trauma and acute illnesses associated with a multi-cultural, inner-city population, while being able to live in a region known for outdoor recreation, performing arts and multiple institutes of higher education. As the region's tertiary care referral center, Baystate offers exposure to diverse pathology and the procedures and techniques associated with the world's most advanced medical centers. We invite you to experience everything Baystate has to offer.

Meet our team

Adam Kellogg, MD
Residency Program Director

Ashley Deutsch, MD
Associate Program Director

Ryan Clark, DO
Associate Program Director

Liza Smith, MD
Associate Program Director

Kathleen Diederich
Residency Administrator
Department of Emergency Medicine, S5426

By the numbers

Program Metrics

  • Number of years: 3-year program (PG1-3)
  • Number of residents: currently PG1, 16 | PG2, 16 | PG3, 16
  • Department Metrics
  • Yearly census: 122,000+ visits
  • 25% pediatrics | 29% admissions | Five Level 1 trauma cases per day
  • 34 full-time board-certified faculty
  • ED ultrasound, pediatrics, research, administrative, international & wilderness medicine fellowships
  • Baystate Medical Center: 716-bed facility, Level 1 Trauma Center, and pediatric hospital

Curriculum Summary

  • Scheduled shifts: 45 hours per week in ED with graded responsibility
  • Conferences: five hours per week didactic, morning report, monthly journal club
  • PG1: EM (twelve weeks); pediatrics/pediatric ED (eight weeks); orientation, CCU, MICU, anesthesia, , trauma, ophthalmology/EMS, vacation (four weeks each); obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedics/ultrasound (2 weeks each)
  • PG2: EM/Pediatric EM (36 weeks), PICU, SICU, elective, vacation (four weeks each)
  • PG3: EM/Pediatric EM (40 weeks), elective, community ED, vacation (four weeks each)
Resident life

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.

  • Four weeks of vacation per year, meal subsidy, free parking
  • Disability/malpractice/health/dental/life insurance
  • ED residents’ lounge with department library and computers
  • Three-day yearly resident retreat
  • National/regional conferences
  • Membership: EMRA (Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association), ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians), AAEM (American Academy of Emergency Medicine)| Subscription:
  • Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • Baystate Medical Center library, health club, procedure simulation lab

Enjoy Life Outside of Work

We recognize that life exists outside the hospital and beyond the scrubs. Experience all that our area has to offer!

  • Outdoor recreation
  • Museums and cultural attractions
  • Performing arts
  • Multiple institutes of higher education

Emergency Medicine Residency facilities and resources

State-of-the-art emergency department

Our new Emergency Department boasts state-of-the-art equipment and plenty of work space.

Highlights include:

  • 10 ambulance bays and helipad
  • 3 trauma bays
  • 94 beds
  • 24/7 open pediatric emergency department
    • dedicated pediatric resuscitation room
    • 17 pedi rooms
  • locked psychiatric unit
  • 78,000 sq ft.
  • 180 computers
Emergency ultrasonography

Our ultrasound program focuses on helping you master bedside ultrasound for the purposes of improved patient care and research.

Our department has six ultrasound machines. Exams are stored on a central archive in the ED via a wireless network, which tracks them for patient care, teaching purposes, and resident credentialing.

You’ll begin your ultrasound training during your intern orientation month, and then participate in a radiology month during your first year. During this month, you’ll dedicate time to learning ultrasound and satisfying ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians) credentialing guidelines for emergency ultrasound.

Through lectures and hands-on scanning time, you’ll become proficient in emergency medicine applications including but not limited to: FAST, AAA, cardiac, gallbladder, early and late pregnancy, renal, DVT, vascular access, and procedural guidance. We place special emphasis on ultrasound in critical care.


Gavin Budhram, M.D.
Chief, Emergency Ultrasound Division

Michele Schroeder, M.D.
Ultrasound Division, Emergency Medicine Department

ACS-accredited simulation center

Simulation is a dynamic, hands-on teaching tool that allows you to learn the necessary procedural and cognitive skills in a critical real-life environment without risk to patients or staff.

The ACS-accredited Baystate Simulation Center is an onsite 1,200 square-foot facility with three state-of-the-art simulated patient rooms. Our curriculum is designed to help you gain experience with critical-case presentations in a controlled environment.

Simulation Center

You’ll be scheduled for a simulation scenario four to five times a year. We also can simulate actual scenarios that you’ve seen in the Emergency Department to allow you the opportunity to practice difficult cases.

Simulated Patient Rooms and Debriefing

Each simulated patient room is equipped with a realistic mannequin simulator and video-recording capabilities. Recording simulation sessions allows us to have an instant debriefing after each simulation.

Procedure Boot Camp

During intern orientation, you’ll participate in our Procedure Boot Camp and practice procedures on simulation task trainers to better prepare for residency.


Kathleen Kerrigan, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine Simulation Director

Resident lounge and other resources

We provide our residents with a residents’ lounge in the administrative area of the Emergency Department.

The lounge contains:

  • Six networked computers with access to a scanner and printer
  • Reference textbooks
  • Secure lockers
  • Department mailboxes
  • Comfortable furniture for relaxing

We also provide you with:

  • A private sleeping room for nights spent on-call or downtime between shifts
  • Reserved, secure physician parking lots for all house staff
  • A health club facility on Baystate grounds
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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