The Women's Health Track is designed to enhance the knowledge and training of the standard curriculum in Women’s Health for the categorical internal medicine residents. In completing the track, residents will be well prepared for application to a Women’s Health Fellowship, an academic career in Women’s Health or a career in Women’s Health primary care.
- To prepare residents with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to practice Women’s Health as an internist.
- To expose residents to a wide variety of Women’s Health diseases, counseling, prevention and treatment options.
- To facilitate the development of evidence based medical practices that foster a broader understanding of the Women’s Health literature.
- To critically review and evaluate original data and identify sources of bias in research data and funding of Women’s Health research.
- To develop a clinical question and complete a research project in the area of Women’s Health with a mentor from the Women’s Health Track Faculty.
Highlights of the Track
Residents participate in a one-month Women’s Health Elective, which exposes them to outpatient gynecology, family planning, breast health, women’s geriatric medicine, home hospice and genetic counseling. The track requires a scholarly project in Women’s Health and sharing of scholarship locally or nationally.
- Breast Pathology weekly conference
- Gynecology weekly review
- Maternal Fetal Medicine weekly conference
- Medicine noon conference topics throughout the year including: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Approach to the Patient with an Abnormal Pap Smear, Approach to the Patient with Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea/Pelvic Pain, Menopause, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Contraception, Approach to the Patient with a Breast Mass and Domestic Violence.
Women Advancing and Achieving in Medicine (WAAM) is an organization of 900 Baystate Health women physicians and advanced practitioners gaining skills in the areas of leadership, mentorship, scholarship and networking. The WAAM leadership mentors the Women’s Health Track resident into key leadership roles in the organization.
Director of the Women's Health Track
Email Dr. Meade