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Surgery Residency Program At-A-Glance

Our program services a unique niche in graduate surgical education.  Baystate offers a high volume of cases as well as elective basic science and clinical research.  The patient simulation and minimally invasive surgical labs are at the forefront of surgical education research.  In existence for more than 55 years, the general surgery residency program is staffed by experienced teaching faculty who are nationally recognized and provide leadership on national accreditation, policy, and review boards.


Residency Director: Neal Seymour, MD  email: Neal.Seymour@baystatehealth.org


Residency Coordinator: Joy Isotti  email: Joy.Isotti@baystatehealth.org phone: 413-794-5165


Program Statistics

  • Number of residents per class: 6 Categorical Chiefs Graduated/6 Preliminary Positions in PGY1 & PGY2 combined| Total number of residents: 36
  • Male/female ratio:  21 : 36
  • Percent of Grads entering Fellowship training over past 5 years: 75%


Department Statistics

  • Number of Faculty: 60
  • Sub-Specialists: Pediatric Surgery (5); Thoracic Surgery (3); Vascular Surgery (5); Plastic Surgery (3); Transplantation (4); Trauma (7)
  • Patient simulation and minimally invasive surgery labs
  • Home to the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute - 5000 square feet of space dedicated for surgical research and teaching


Baystate Statistics

  • State-of-the-art daystay surgical facility performing 11,000+ case/year
  • 34 ORs running daily – 26,000 cases/year; 8,000 endoscopic cases/year
  • Hospital beds: 716 | ICU beds: 30
  • Residency Programs: 10 |  Fellowship Programs: 22


Resident Benefits & Facilities

  • Salary - PG1:  $55,800,  PG2:  $58,000,   PG3:  $60,100,  PG4: $62,700,  PG5: $67,400
  • 4 weeks vacation/year, meal subsidy, free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance
  • Individual call rooms for on-call residents, large library on campus, access to Tufts online library through internet.


Curriculum Information

  • Rotation Summary:
    PG1(months):  General Surgery (4); Vascular (2); Trauma (2); ICU (2); Pediatric Surgery (1); PG2 (months):  General Surgery (4); ICU (2); Transplant (1); Pediatric Surgery (2); Plastic Surgery (1); Thoracic Surgery (1)
    PG3 (months):  General Surgery (1); ACS (2); Breast Surgery (1); Thoracic (2); Vascular (2); Trauma (2); ICU (1)
    PG4 (months): General Surgery (7); Breast Surgery (1); Trauma (1); Vascular (1); Endoscopy (1)
    PG5 (months):  General Surgery (9); Vascular (3)
  • Weekly didactic schedule <Protected time Tuesdays 7-9am, Thursday 7-10 a.m.
  • Weekly Conferences: <M&M and Grand Rounds, Thursdays 7-9am >
  • Other: Each surgical service has service rounds weekly to discuss patients and current surgical issues. Multidisciplinary conferences are also part of rotation curricula.