Pediatrics residency at UMass Chan-Baystate

We train exceptional, compassionate pediatricians.

Group selfie of pediatrics residents
I chose Baystate because every person I met here seemed to be answering the question 'What is best for this patient?' through both their attitude and actions. Having finished my first year as a pediatrics resident, I'm proud to say that this still holds true.
Eddie Zitnik DO

The best of both worlds: tertiary care + strong primary care and community focus

We train great pediatricians

The Baystate Children's Hospital's balanced 3-year ACGME-accredited Pediatrics Residency program, offered at UMass Chan-Baystate, ensures that you experience all aspects of pediatric care on both ambulatory and inpatient services.

Our graduates are accomplished pediatricians who are:

  • Knowledgeable in medical problems and treatments
  • Skilled in procedures
  • Attuned to the needs of their patients
  • Able to navigate the complexities of the medical system

Plenty of exposure to common and rare diagnoses

We care for children from the urban areas of Holyoke and Springfield, the surrounding suburbs, and rural areas from northern Connecticut to southern Vermont, and eastern New York to Worcester, MA.

You will care for children of all ages—from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds—with illnesses from the commonplace to the rare and unusual.

We are committed to life-long learning

Faculty, residents, students, and staff—we all learn from each other.

  • Our residents are here to learn; our diverse pediatric faculty is dedicated to teaching. There are few fellows at Baystate—here the faculty works directly with you, including leading your didactics.
  • Hands-on clinical experience and structured educational times are integral to the residency experience.
  • Our residents solidify their knowledge while teaching medical students from Tufts, the University of Massachusetts, and other medical schools.

Pediatrics Residency Faculty

Meet our faculty

Meet our program director

We take care of our patients - and each other

We pride ourselves on our spirit of teamwork and helping each other get things done.

And, the Springfield area is a great place to live and work. See why so many residents stay!


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The Pediatrics residency at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate is ACGME-accredited.


The UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate Pediatric Residency Program is designed to develop our residents into the best pediatricians they can be and to prepare them for life-long learning. Our Children's Hospital, within the largest tertiary care hospital in western Massachusetts, is the primary source for pediatric care in the region. We have the best of all worlds, combining tertiary care with a strong primary care and community focus in a very supportive environment.

Our mission
Train and support compassionate, collaborative, and committed pediatricians in an environment that celebrates diversity and excellence to improve the health and well-being of children and families.
Meet our team
Molly Senn-McNally, MD
Residency Program Director

Kenneth Bujold III, DO, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Jacquie Fable, MD
Associate Program Director

Kimberly Marohn, MD
Associate Program Director

Erica Lunden, C-TAGME
Program Administrator
By the numbers

Program Metrics

  • 9 Categorical Peds residents per class
  • 1 Categorical Peds/Neurodevelopmental Disabilities resident shared with Boston Children's Hospital
  • 8 Med-Peds residents per class
  • Percent of Grads entering Fellowship training over past 5 years: 50%
  • Board Pass Rate (Over last three years): 92%
  • Number of Faculty: 60

Baystate Metrics

  • 716 beds; 10 residencies; 24 fellowships (1 in Peds)
  • Children's Hospital: 45 general pediatric beds; 8 bed PICU
  • 55 Bed Level III NICU; 4200 deliveries
  • 30,000 + Pediatric Emergency Room visits
  • Only Level 1 Trauma Center in western Massachusetts
  • Only Pediatric Trauma Center in western Massachusetts
Curriculum summary
  • PL1: 1 boot camp (inpatient and outpatient,) 3 Inpatient Rotations (including 1 Nights), 2 NICU, 1 mixed subspecialty, 1 Normal Newborn Nursery, 1 Pediatric ED, 1 Culture/Society/Health (CSH - community/advocacy), 1 Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, 1 Elective
  • PL2: 3 Inpatient Rotations (1 Gridmaster, 1 Manager, 1 Nights), 1 NICU, 1 PICU, 1 Adolescent Medicine, 1 On-Demand, 1 Pediatric ED, 1 CSH, 1 Behavioral Health, 2 Electives
  • PL3: 2 Inpatient Rotations (1 day leading team, 1 night supervisor), 1 PICU, 1 Normal Newborn Nursery, 1 Pediatric ED, 1/2 - 1 NICU, 1 Ambulatory Chief, 5 - 51/2 Electives
  • Thursday afternoon block conference (Faculty coverage for uninterrupted educational experience)
  • Morning Report 3 times a week
  • Radiology Rounds once a month
  • Robust continuity clinic experience
  • Resident Project - Clinical Research, Quality Improvement or Advocacy
  • No scheduled float from elective or ambulatory rotations to cover inpatient services.
Resident life

Benefits & Facilities

Something Special

  • "Second Site" Continuity sessions in subspecialty or private practice
  • Robust global health curriculum
  • Hot Topics aka Journal Club
  • Resident retreats include our Med-Peds colleagues
    • Fall: Whole residency overnight retreat
    • Spring: 1/2 day class retreats
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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