On March 18, 2016, at 1:00 pm ET, 80 medical school graduates received letters notifying them they "matched" to one of Baystate's ten residency programs where they will train for the next three to five years.
The "Match" is the system, provided by the National Resident Matching Program, by which medical school graduates are placed into accredited training programs in the U.S.
Baystate's New Residents At-A-Glance
- 41 men and 39 women
- Attended medical schools in 22 states and 10 countries
- 58 from U.S. medical schools: 36 from allopathic schools and 22 from osteopathic schools
- 22 from international medical schools
The NRMP also conducts a Specialties Matching Service for applicants to fellowships. 19 fellows will also be joining 15 fellowships at Baystate. In all, 99 new residents and fellows will start training in July 2016.
An Obligation to Train the Next Generation
“High quality teaching and research are intimately related to high quality patient care," says Kevin Hinchey, MD, Chief Education Officer. "We owe it to our community to develop the next generation of providers.”
As a leading academic medical center, Baystate educates and trains future health professionals, preparing much of the Pioneer Valley’s future health care workforce to meet the community’s needs—approximately one-third of the physicians practicing in the 3-county area trained at Baystate.
Baystate’s 700+ faculty physicians and researchers represent all major medical and surgical specialties, and supervise more than 350 residents and fellows. Training programs in other health fields are also offered.
In 2015, more than 2,274 medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, pharmacists, midwives and other allied health professionals received training at a Baystate Health facility.
> List of residents and fellows placed at Baystate in the 2016 Match
> Learn about all of Baystate's education programs