Our Program

United Memorial's Family Medicine Residency Program offers a diverse experience in primary care medicine in a rural community setting. Residents are afforded experiences in community based practices, and a thriving community hospital while still having resources found in tertiary healthcare settings in Buffalo and Rochester. This approach will produce highly qualified clinicians who will be capable of working in a variety of primary care clinical settings.

Program Overview:

  • Unopposed Family Medicine Residency. Family Medicine Residents are the residents at United Memorial Medical Center.
  • Excellent collaboration with clinical experts in a variety of specialties.
  • Positive and energetic work environment committed to the success of the residents while maintaining compliance with New York State 405 code regulations regarding resident work hours.
  • A comprehensive community based program at United Memorial's 131 bed hospital facility, serving patients in the Genesee Community
    • Designated NICHE facility by the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing at NYU School of Nursing
    • High ratings for OB / GYN care and GYN Surgery (2010 – 2012)
    • Accredited by the Joint Commission
    • Joint Center of Excellence
    • Stroke Center
  • Flexibility of a diverse program
    • Resident involvement in program quality and development
    • A variety of electives to facilitate special interest areas
    • A patient centered focused, educational program
    • Four weeks' vacation annually
  • Comprehensive Ambulatory programs
    • Diverse continuity care clinics
    • Surgical Specialty clinic
    • Pain Center
    • Cardiology Clinic
    • Women's Health Clinics
    • Occupational Medicine Clinic
    • Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
  • Extensive procedure training opportunities
    • Skin biopsies and procedures
    • Laceration Repairs
    • Trigger Point Injections
  • State of the Art Physical Therapy and Orthopedics Medicine
    • Joint Care program
    • Lymphedema program
    • Aquatic Therapy program
  • Elective availability
    • A wide variety of electives serving many resident-specific interests
    • Community involvement
    • Participation in community health events, and preventative medicine programs

Curriculum:

The first year of residency emphasizes the inpatient experience. House call averages one in every four nights, with strict compliance with New York state work hour rules. Interns spend one to two half days per week, regardless of rotation, seeing their continuity patients in the Family Care Center. There is a wide variety of exposure, from obstetrics to pediatrics to surgery and anesthesia, during the first year.

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Inpatient
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Night Float
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Elective

As a second-year resident,a significant emphasis is placed on taking more clinical responsibilities and enhancing decision-making skills. There are four months of inpatient medicine where residents are the primary physicians for their patients. Each resident will manage his/her own inpatient service with supervision by an attending physician. This is a strong component of the residency. In addition, second-year residents spend two to three half days per week in the Family Care Center.

  • Emergency Medicine
  • ENT
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Night Float
  • OB/GYN
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Urology
  • Elective

The third-year resident has a significant role in teaching and supervising junior residents. The PGY3 resident assumes direct responsibility for leading the Medicine Teaching Service and Family Medicine Inpatient Teaching Service. Office efficiency and management are also priorities, and all third-year residents attend weekly conferences to prepare for career placement and transition to life after residency. Office time increases to four half days per week; however, call is limited.

  • Anesthesia
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Community Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Night Float
  • OB/GYN
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Elective