Internal Medicine Residency at UMass Chan-Baystate

Taking exceptional care of our patients, our program, and each other

Internal Medicine Chief Residents

Educational innovation sets us above

Patient care and education are inextricably linked. Our internal medicine residency programs maximize the quality of both.

Our Learner-Manager-Teacher model balances supervision and autonomy at every stage of learning. As you gain competence, you progress through the roles of Learner, Manager and Teacher, gaining more independence at each stage.

A month-long orientation lays foundational skills you need to be successful. You’ll spend 2 weeks fully immersed in patient care on the wards, followed by experiences in the clinic and the critical care units. Our boot camp teaches you how to care for acutely ill patients using simulation scenarios.

In late June our “Fly Up” block gets you ready to take on the responsibilities of your new role as Manager or Teacher before the new interns arrive.

Internal Medicine Residency Faculty

Meet our faculty

Our culture sets us apart

We take exceptional care of our patients, our program, and each other.

It's an honor and privilege to care for our patients. Likewise, we consider it a privilege to train our residents.

We continuously evaluate our program for educational and clinical value. Our residents and faculty share this responsibility.

We embrace team-based care and value the strengths born of diversity.

We offer two training programs

Categorical Program: 3-years of training in general internal medicine, offering a broad exposure to inpatient and outpatient care.

Primary Care Program: 3-year program emphasizing ambulatory, outpatient and community medicine.

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

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Meet our newest interns

Program at a glance

Baystate Medical Center is a major teaching hospital and the regional campus of UMass Chan Medical School. Baystate is a national leader in healthcare quality and innovative medical education. The third-largest teaching hospital in Massachusetts, Baystate maintains an intimate atmosphere in a state-of-the-art tertiary care referral center.

The Internal Medicine (IM) Residency program at UMass Chan-Baystate, trains residents to be leaders in clinical innovation, transformative medical education, and patient-centered care. Our program is designed to foster individualized career goals by offering two programs, categorical and primary care tracks with a curriculum founded on the competency based Learner-Manager-Teacher Model.

Our residents are encouraged to think critically and apply evidence-based medicine in a supportive team-based model of care. Our variety of medical career tracks including Social Justice, Humanities, Research, and Medical Education tracks offer individualized training options. Additionally, the Community Health & Advocacy Pathway (CHAP) offers residents a unique training experience to address the socioeconomic factors and health disparities that affect our patients and community.

Graduates interested in subspecialty training receive competitive fellowships or pursue careers in academic medicine, hospital medicine and primary care. Our residents succeed in balancing clinical work, award-winning research, family, friends and outside interests.

We welcome you to visit us and see what makes our program so special!

Meet our team
portrait of the 2023 internal residency staff at UMass Chan-Baystate
Residency program director Associate program directors Assistant program director
Riffat Sabir, MD, Phone: 413-794-4143

Christine Bryson, DO

Kathryn Jobbins, DO

Nicola Sumorok, MD

Yesenia Greeff, MD

Spencer Hodgins, MD

Director of ambulatory medicine Program administrators
Education coordinators
Sudeep K. Aulakh, MD

Marie Housey, Phone: 413-794-4373

Stephanie Chapin

William Zing
Administrative coordinator    
Laura Slowick    
By the numbers

Program Metrics

  • Residents per class: 18 | Total number of residents: 57
  • Male/female ratio: Male 55% : Female 45%
  • Graduates entering Fellowship training over past 3 years: over 60%
  • One of only 21 national residency programs selected by the ACGME to participate in its Educational Innovations Project developed to encourage the redesign internal medicine residency education focusing on training the "Internist of the Future."

Department Metrics

  • Number of Faculty: 200
  • 11 Medicine Subspecialty Fellowship Programs: Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Gastroenterology, Geriatric Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Medicine

Baystate metrics

  • 746-bed Baystate Medical Center is western New England's only:
    • Tertiary care referral medical center
    • Level 1 Trauma Center
    • Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units
  • Medical staff exceeds 1,300 physicians
  • 72,000 square foot new E.D.
  • Large multidisciplinary simulation lab
  • Fully-integrated electronic medical record hospital wide
  • Ranked third among Massachusetts hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2016
  • Achieved magnet hospital designation for nursing excellence in 2016 for the third consecutive time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
    > Complete list of awards and honors
Resident benefits

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.

High quality of life-low cost of living

We attempt to maintain salaries in the 75th percentile nationally


Academic Year 2023-2024

 PGY 1 - $68,000
PGY 2 - $71,000
PGY 3 - $74,000

Financial Incentives

  • Paid time off, including four weeks paid vacation, 5 days for personal illness, days for bereavement
  • Six weeks of fully paid Maternity/ Paternity/ Leave of absence
  • Meal support
  • Free white coats and laundry service
  • Free parking and shuttle service
  • Baystate Health Retirement Plan
  • Professional liability insurance, including "tail coverage"

Health & Wellness

  • Health, prescription, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) for eligible health care expenditures
  • $200 fitness/weight management reimbursement
  • Term life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • Disability insurance

Professional Development

  • Fee for a Massachusetts limited medical license
  • Tuition assistance of up to $2,500/year
  • USMLE Step/ COMLEX 3 re-imbursement
  • Professional development days for interviews, conferences, or networking: 5
  • Fellowship/ job interview days: 10
  • Professional meeting leaves not deducted from vacation time
  • Conference coverage $1250/yr
  • PEA: $250-750/yr

Support Services

  • Employment Assistance Program for employees, spouses/partners
  • Work-life and wellness programs: Back-up childcare, Employee discounts, Farm shares, and more
  • Reimbursement for adoption services
  • Group legal service plan

Internal Medicine Residency Specifics

  • Resident workspaces:
  • Resident library: 15 computers, stand-up desks, adjacent kitchenette / breakroom, dining area, call room, storage
  • Einstein room: 7 computers
  • 24/7 access to beverages and snacks in the resident library and Med Ed office
  • Professional development: ACP membership, MKSAP, UWorld, board review course
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