Mentorship. Appreciation. Trust.

Even as one of the largest employers in Delaware, the leading health system in the Central and Southern region, and only one of seven Planetree Silver Certified organizations around the world, what makes us truly unique is our unwavering devotion to the professional and personal development of our residents.

Welcome to Bayhealth

Similar to your rigorous education and preparation for residency, our faculty undergo in-depth training of their own in order to best lead and guide your experience.


We understand education and personal development are ongoing journeys, which is why our faculty continuously undergo routine training in the practices of positive psychology techniques and positive coaching skills. As a resident, you will experience continuity in your ongoing mentorship.


Our staff is eager to collaborate with you in every effort to better our patients’ experience, as demonstrated by our Planetree Silver Certification and Magnet recognition. In addition, we value your work-life balance, understanding that when you are balanced, your care will be that much better.


Consistent and unified access to faculty offers you an opportunity to continue a safe dialogue with your mentors – keeping your best interests, your personal, and your professional development in mind. The result of this is a unique ability to set and reach individualized goals as you progress.

GME Leadership


Gary Siegelman

Chief Medical Officer and Designated Institutional Official

Dr. Siegelman earned a medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine. He then went on to complete his residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University of St. Louis. As the Designated Institutional Official, Dr. Siegelman has oversight of all medical education within Bayhealth, including the residency programs and the undergraduate medical education.
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Assar Rather

Colorectal and General Surgeon and Graduate Medical Education Chair

Dr. Rather earned a medical degree from Government Medical College. He then went on to complete his residency in General Surgery at Mercy Catholic Medical Center-Fitzgerald. This was followed by a fellowship in Colorectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Rather is board certified by both the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. As Chair of Bayhealth’s Graduate Medical Education (GME), Dr. Rather has oversight of all residency programs.
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Lydia Raughley

GME Institutional Coordinator


Lydia Raughley, institutional coordinator for graduate medical education, is responsible for the overall organization and coordination of administrative tasks related to the medical education programs at Bayheatlh. She holds a Bachelor of Science in health sciences from Wilmington University, as well as a certification in health information technology. Lydia has worked in healthcare for more than 12 years and finds helping others to be the most rewarding part of her job. A native Delawarean, Lydia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring the trails of Delaware state parks and photography. She resides in Dover with her boyfriend, son, two dogs and cat. She looks forward to working with future residents and faculty.

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Lydia Raughley
Institutional Coordinator

About Our Training Facilities

We are committed to providing hands-on education in a nurturing environment.
Bayhealth is comprised of two hospitals: Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus and Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus.

American Heart Association 2019 Stroke Gold Plus Award
Baby-Friendly USA
Human Rights Campaign
Magnet Recognized American Nurses Credentialing Center
Planetree Silver Merit Patient-Centered Care

Bayhealth Hospital
Kent Campus

Bayhealth’s Kent Campus offers a comprehensive array of services to the residents of Central Delaware, including:

  • cardiac surgery and diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations;
  • endovascular surgery;
  • da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System;
  • neurosurgery;
  • family-centered birth services and neonatal care;
  • cancer care;
  • orthopaedic and rehabilitation services;
  • advanced digital imaging;
  • inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care;
  • intensive, intermediate and coronary care;
  • and a 24-hour emergency department.

Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus is a 317-bed facility which includes a level III trauma Emergency Department. The facility had 1,829 births and 72,895 ED visits in 2019.

Bayhealth Hospital
Sussex Campus

Bayhealth’s Sussex Campus offers a comprehensive array of services to the residents of Central and Southern Delaware, including:

  • an interventional room for radiologic and cardiac procedures;
  • da Vinci® Si ™ Surgical System;
  • inpatient rehabilitation;
  • family-centered birth services and women’s services, including an obstetrical emergency department;
  • general surgery;
  • cancer care;
  • gastroenterology;
  • orthopaedic and rehabilitation services;
  • advanced digital imaging;
  • inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care;
  • intensive and intermediate;
  • and a 24-hour emergency department.

Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus is a 128 private-patient-room facility which includes a level III trauma Emergency Department. The facility had 471 births and 32,465 ED visits in 2019.

Salaries & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, flexible health insurance benefits, and tuition reimbursement.


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Health Insurance
Dental & Vision Insurance
Malpractice Insurance
Basic Life Insurance (you + dependent)
Supplemental Life Insurance (you + dependent)
Basic AD & D Insurance
Supplemental AD & D Insurance


Salary & PTO

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Salary & PTO

PGY1: $60,000
           20 Days PTO
PGY2: $61,500
           20 Days PTO
PGY3: $63,000
           20 Days PTO

5 Days Professional Meeting Leave per year
1-3 Days Bereavement Leave

Finance & Miscellaneous

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Finance & Miscellaneous


Retirement Savings Contributions
Tuition Reimbursement
Flexible Spending Account
Generous Meal Stipend
Discounted YMCA Membership
Free Parking
Lab Coats
Research Funds

Family Medicine Residency Program

Internal Medicine Residency Program

General Surgery Residency Program

Coming July 2022