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Family Medicine Residency


To counter the shortage of physicians, the Doctors Across NY Program offers loan forgiveness and grants to those practicing in rural and urban low-income areas.

Physician Loan Repayment program covers up to $150,000 in medical school loans for new physicians who make a five-year commitment to practice in medically underserved communities.

Physician Practice Support grants provide up to $100,000 over two years to encourage primary care and specialty physicians to establish or join practices in medically underserved communities.

St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency seeks to blend the primary care orientation of a community hospital with the academic and educational resources of a major medical university. Our goal is to produce strong clinicians who are capable of delivering high-quality primary care in any setting—from rural to suburban to inner city practice locations.

Unopposed Family Medicine Residency

  • Family Medicine residents are the residents at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Excellent collegial relationship with SUNY Upstate Medical University

  • Core pediatric rotations done at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
  • Available elective rotations
  • Access to SUNY library and facility resources

Positive work environment with commitment to residency education and strict observation of New York state Regulation 405 limiting resident work hours

  • Maximum 80 hours/week
  • Home post call by 10 a.m.
  • 24 hours off each week

Well-respected program established in 1968 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, a non-profit, 431-bed hospital/health care system serving patients from 16 Central New York counties

  • Accredited as a Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Chest Pain Centers
  • Five-star rated (best) for coronary interventional procedures nine years in a row (2003-2011), five-star rated for treatment of heart attack three years in a row (2010-2012) and five-star rated for valve surgery (2012) by HealthGrades
  • Recipient of HealthGrades’ Vascular Surgery Excellence Award for two years in a row (2011-2012) and ranked no. 1 in New York state and among the top 5 percent in the nation for vascular surgery (2012)
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for two years in a row (2011-2012) and ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for joint replacement (2011-2012)
  • Intensive Care Units received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Flexibility of a large program

  • Resident input in scheduling, sequencing rotations and vacations
  • Four weeks of vacation permitted each year with weekends free on both sides of vacation week
  • Experience in couples match
  • Established maternity and paternity policies
  • Away electives permitted and available per ABFP guidelines
  • Responsiveness to residents' personal needs

Extensive procedural training

  • Joint injections, arthrocentesis, casting and splinting
  • Colposcopy, endometrial biopsy and other gynecologic procedures
  • Minor skin surgery

Strong obstetrics and women’s health curriculum

  • Several faculty members with specific interest and training in women’s health issues
  • Obstetrics track available for those with interest
  • Over 100 deliveries possible during the three years
  • GYN procedure clinics—both during required rotations and as electives

Abundant sports medicine opportunities

  • Syracuse University athletics
  • Syracuse Chiefs—Triple-A minor league baseball team, affiliate of the Washington Nationals
  • Empire State Games
  • Local school sports programs

Excellent balance of ambulatory and inpatient medicine, didactic and clinical experiences, and medical and biopsychosocial patient care

Elective time

  • Established electives or resident-created electives are available for individual interests

Biopsychosocial orientation of curriculum

  • Full-time family therapist and social worker on faculty
  • Workshops and rotations provide psychosocial training and awarenessBalint groups help residents examine their interactions with patients, attendings, nursing staff and each other

Community involvement

  • Involvement in nursing homes, justice center and homeless clinics
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