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Why UHS?


On-site Housing and the Greater Binghamton Area

Welcome to UHS Wilson Medical Center, a community-based, university affiliated teaching hospital located in the Southern Tier of New York State. UHS Wilson Medical Center is the backbone of UHS, the largest and most comprehensive health care organization in the Greater Binghamton area who's patient care coverage area encompasses all of Broome County and much of Central New York and Northcentral Pennsylvania. Our motto: "Amazing Technology, Extraordinary Care."

We believe UHS Wilson Medical Center is your best choice for completing your residency:

  • Regional Trauma Center where you will see a wide range of clinical pathology and a diverse patient population.
  • Fully integrated Electronic Medical Record, PDA downloadable patient records and remotely accessible charts, labs and vital patient care information.
  • NO SCUT WORK! A full staff of laboratory techs, phlebotomists and exceptional nurses are on-hand to insure that you can focus on the clinical skills required.
  • Extensive didactic schedule includes daily conferences and weekly grand rounds as well as 10-12 teaching days each year.
  • Faculty and attending physicians treat you as an individual and embrace medical education.
  • Low cost of living combined with a high salary and outstanding benefits.
  • Affordable on-site housing for residents and visiting students.
  • A vibrant Upstate New York community with a research university and a wide range of things to do from music, theater and arts to professional sports to many outdoor activities.

Hospital Highlights

  • Level II Trauma Center with Life Flight capability
  • 500 plus beds
  • Regional NICU
  • On-site MRI and imaging
  • Specialized medical services include:
    • Nuclear Medicine, Center for Reconstructive Surgery, Best Center for Cardiac Services, Center for Neurosciences, Diabetes Education and Management Center, CyberKnife Center of Central New York, Designated Stroke Center

Cutting-edge Technology

Train in an environment on the cutting edge of clinical and informatic technology:

  • iCare enable physicians at UHS to access patient records from anywhere. View current vitals, up-to-date lab results, or patient medications in seconds. Advanced features allow physicians to customize how they view their patients, securely message each other, and leave detailed patient sign-out notes. iCare is currently available on all iOS devices including iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
  • Electronic Medical Records System
  • On-Line Access To Medical Records From Home
  • PDA Downloadable Patient Records
  • PACS Digital Imaging System
  • CyberKnife Radiosurgery
  • Portable Ultrasound
  • Procedures Laboratory
  • PET/CT

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A Statistical Overview of UHS

Total Beds: 500
Annual Occupancy Rate: 53%
Total Inpatient and Outpatient Visits/Year: over 250,000
Annual Budget: $458 million
Annual Emergency Department Visits*: 49,400
Annual Admissions: 18,900
Annual In-Patient Surgeries: 4,575
Annual Births: 1,585
Annual Out-Patient Visits**: over 500,000
Annual Out-Patient Surgeries: 10,628
Number of MD's on Medical Staff: 335
Number of DO's on Medical Staff: 35
Total Medical Staff Physicians: 370
* Level II Trauma Center serves as the Regional Trauma Center for South Central New York State and Northern Pennsylvania
** Out-Patient Visits include all out-patient offices operated by UHS and UHS Medical Group, a division of UHS.

UHS is an umbrella organization that oversees

  • Four hospitals including UHS Wilson Medical Center, UHS Binghamton General Hospital, UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital and UHS Delaware Valley Hospital.
  • Walk-in Medicenter.
  • UHS Home Care at Ideal.
  • UHS Medical Group, a 140-member physician network.
  • UHS Home Care.
  • Multiple medicine and family practice based care centers.

View our welcome letter

Welcome Letter

Dear Future Resident:

Choosing a residency program is one of the most important career decisions you will make. By now, you realize the complexity of the process and the stress it creates. This website will help you learn more about our program academics and the ways we strive to meet the personal and professional needs of our residents.

The residency programs and fellowships at Wilson Medical Center, UHS Hospitals continue our 50-year commitment to teaching tomorrow's physicians. While primary care is the emphasis in our three-year categorical programs, we are widely recognized for our Transitional and Preliminary Year internships, Podiatry Residency, Sports Medicine and Geriatric Fellowships.

All residencies are fully funded and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Osteopathic Association, and Council on Podiatric Medical Education. Since the mid-1990s, our program has been designated substantially compliant with New York State and ACGME work hour requirements. We are a major affiliate and regional campus for Upstate Medical University in Syracuse NY, and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA with nearly 100 third and fourth year medical students on site.

Because our residency programs are unopposed and of medium size, our 70 residents learn to practice by working closely with full time teaching faculty and more than 300 attendings. Good clinical judgment and confidence are developed with a high degree of direct patient contact and participation in medical decision making under close supervision of experienced physicians.

The nurturing, supportive environment is complemented by our nurse teachers, pharmacists with special interest in teaching, and experienced medical education professional staff. In addition, our amazing program directors are inspirational mentors who have your best interest in mind and support the goals you set for yourself. Program directors and faculty work as tirelessly as you do to help you manage your workload and develop into a confident, capable physician.

We work directly with our residents to create an environment that allows you to balance work life with friends, family and the community.

We appreciate your interest in our residency programs. Best wishes for a successful match!

Rajesh Davé, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Judith Spencer, MBA
Director of Medical Education

On-Site Housing

Eckelberger Tower


UHS Eckelberger Tower Video


Residents are offered housing at Eckelberger Tower. This comfortable seven-story apartment building is owned and operated by UHS and is located directly across from UHS Wilson Medical Center. Maintained exclusively for residents and rotating medical students.


  • Spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments with fully applianced kitchens
  • Secure access to building, free parking
  • Heat, electric and water included in rent
  • Air conditioner units in each apartment
  • Standard cable television and wireless internet
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Pet-free and smoke-free building
  • Community room for parties, group activities
  • Fitness Center

Resident Rent: *Subject to change

  • One Bedroom: $550/month
  • Two Bedroom: $675/month
  • Three Bedroom: $900/month

If on-site housing isn't for you, there are many affordable and attractive housing options throughout the Greater Binghamton area. Some residents rent apartments in the vicinity of the hospital or purchase homes.

House Staff Association

The House Staff Association is where you will come together with your fellow residents to plan activities, hear speakers present about a variety of hospital and medical issues, and offer observations about your experience in our Residency Programs.

The House Staff meets every other month and is led by a board of officers, comprised of your peers, who serve as your representatives in planning activities and expressing the views of the group including curriculum, management and work schedules. They plan and implement activities focusing on social, service and professional development.


Furnished apartments for visiting students are available on a first-come, first served basis. Housing assignments are made based upon the number of students pursuing clinical rotations at UHSH at any given time. Students may be asked to share an apartment with another student. Students pursuing concurrent rotations are not guaranteed to stay in the same apartment. The maximum stay for visiting students is three months.


  • Same accommodations as resident housing, in addition, student apartments are fully furnished - kitchen, bedroom, living room and dining room.
  • Students are asked to bring their own: linens, pots and pans, utensils, dishes, glassware.

Rent /Security Deposit *Subject to change

  • Each student is required to pay a $100 security deposit which is returned at the completion of their rotation provided their apartment is left free of any damage and at an acceptable level of cleanliness.

Located at 156 Corliss Avenue, Johnson City, NY
Contact: Laurie Calenzo (607) 763-6498 laurie_calenzo@uhs.org

About the Area

residency area

Greater Binghamton is a safe, affordable and friendly community that has a sophisticated cultural life, lively spectator sports and accessible outdoor recreation. Many of our parks have working antique carousels, and opportunities for camping, hiking, skiing and boating abound. You'll also find minor league baseball and hockey, museums, art galleries, coffee-houses, a zoo, shopping malls, restaurants to suit every taste, several performing arts venues and a wide array of cultural festivals throughout the year.

Around the Town & Surrounding Areas

Binghamton, New York, is a city known for its lively art scene, historical architecture and beautiful parks.  The Greater Binghamton area has of a network of small cities and quaint villages, rolling hills, and a variety of wildlife.  It is situated within an hour from the Finger Lakes region of New York State, known for its breathtaking autumn foliage, world-class wineries, and beautiful lakes. For more information “Around the Binghamton and Surrounding Areas” go to: www.visitbinghamton.org.

Apple Hills U-Pick Farm, Binghamton, NY

Cider Mill Farmstand, Endicott, NY

Lone Maple Farm, Binghamton, NY

Art Galleries

Bus Tours
Oneonta Bus Lines

Shafer Tours

Short Line Buses

Tioga Downs, Nichols, NY

Turning Stone Casino and Resort, Verona, NY

Colleges and Universities
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY

Fitness Centers
American Women Fitness, Vestal, NY

American Family Fitness, Vestal, NY

Court Jester Athletic Club, Johnson City, NY

Planet Fitness, Vestal, NY

Movie Cinemas
AMC Lowes, Vestal, NY

Cinema Saver, Endicott, NY

Regal Cinemas, Binghamton, NY

The Art Mission Theater, Binghamton, NY

Museums and Zoos
Discovery Center, Binghamton, NY

Kopernik Observatory, Vestal, NY

Roberson Museum of Arts and Sciences, Binghamton, NY

Ross Park Zoo, Binghamton, NY

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Binghamton University’s Nature Preserve, Binghamton, NY

Howe Caverns, Howe Caves, NY

Organic Foods
Down To Earth Whole Foods, Endicott, NY

Health Beat Natural Foods, Johnson City, NY

Performing Arts
Anderson Center for the Performing Arts, Binghamton, NY

Binghamton Philharmonic, Binghamton, NY

Broadway Theater League, Binghamton, NY

Cider Mill Playhouse, Endicott, NY

The Goodwill Theatre Performing Arts Center & School

Parks and Recreation
Binghamton Parks and Carousels

Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca, NY

Chenango Valley State Park, Chenango Forks, NY

Dorchester Park, Whitney Point, NY

Nathanial Cole Park, Harpursville, NY

Robert H. Treman Park, Ithaca, NY


Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, NY

Town Square Mall, Vestal, NY

Carousel Center, Syracuse, NY

The Crossings Premium Outlets, Tannersville, PA 

Skiing & Snowboarding
Greek Peak, Cortland, NY

Elk Mountain, Union Dale, PA

Sports, Car Racing

Binghamton Mets Baseball, Binghamton, NY

Binghamton Senators Ice Hockey, Binghamton, NY

Binghamton University Bearcats, Binghamton, NY

Watkins Glen International Car Racing, Watkins Glen, NY

Syracuse University Orangemen, Syracuse, NY

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Seneca Lake Wine Trail

NY Map

Greater Binghamton has many golf courses and hosts a Professional Golf tour event. There are professional opera, theater and symphony orchestra companies nearby. Major metropolitan areas such as: New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., are only a few hours away:

Philadelphia, PA 190 miles
New York, NY 200 miles 
Buffalo, NY 205 miles 
Washington, DC 294 miles 
Boston, MA 296 miles

Student Rotations

student rotations

At UHS Wilson Medical Center, we are as committed to undergraduate medical education as we are to our residency programs. Medical Students are given support and encouragement from attendings that recognize the importance of hands-on learning.

4th Year Elective Rotations
  • Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Endocrinology, Family Medicine Ambulatory, Family Medicine Rural/Underserved, Internal Medicine Ambulatory, OMM, Orthopedic Surgery, Pulmonology, Uro/GYN Surgery
  • Sub-Internships - Family Medicine, Internal Medicine

Please apply through VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service, www.aamc.org/vsas. You will find our institution listed as United Health Services Hosp. International Students please contact our Student Coordinator, Cindy Cleveland 607-763-6391.

Core Rotations for Osteopathic Students
  • Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, General Surgery
University Affiliations
  • Upstate Medical University Clinical Campus
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM)
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)
  • TOURO College of Osteopathic Medicine - Harlem, NY


Residency Apply

Applicants for residency at UHS Wilson Medical Center must complete an application through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System). Deadline to apply is December 31.


  • Common Application Form (CAF), (printable in CV format)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)/Dean’s letter
  • Letters of Recommendation (LoRs) (Minimum of 3)
  • USMLE Transcript (as applicable)
  • COMLEX Transcript (as applicable)
  • Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) status, (International Medical Graduates only).

Applicants for fellowship programs should refer to the fellowship section of our website for information on applying to these programs.

We participate in both the AOA Match and the NRMP Match.

Application Criteria
  • Preference is given to graduates of U.S. and renowned international medical schools.
  • Graduated medical school within the past 4 years.
  • Successful completion of Steps 1 and 2 of the USMLE or COMLEX exams including Clinical Skills or the Performance Evaluation. First time pass preferred. Applicants to Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residencies need to have passed Steps 1 and Step 2 (both parts) prior to the Rank Order List deadline.
  • International Medical Graduates need to submit evidence of ECFMG certification in order to be considered for ranking.
  • Preference will be given to U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents. We consider a few select candidates for visa sponsorship.

We do not offer observerships or externships.


UHS Wilson Medical Center Match Codes
NRMP Program Codes
Family Medicine 1452120C0
Geriatric Fellowship 1452125F0
Internal Medicine - Categorical 1452140M0
Internal Medicine - Preliminary Medicine Year 1452140P0
Sports Medicine Fellowship 1452127F0
Transitional Year 1452999P0

National Matching Service (AOA) Codes
CMB: FP/Family Practice 53146
CMB: IM/Internal Medicine 53150

Important Application and Match Links

ERAS: www.aamc.org/students/eras/start.htm
National Matching Service (AOA): www.natmatch.com/aoairp/
NRMP: www.nrmp.org


Residency and Fellowship Programs
Kristin Doris
Professional Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: 1-800-338-8471
Email: kristin_doris@uhs.org
To schedule a clinical core or elective rotation
Cynthia Cleveland
Student Coordinator, Osteopathic Medical Students
Phone: 607-763-6391
Email: cynthia_cleveland@uhs.org
Residency Verification
Family Medicine, Sports Medicine Fellowship, Geriatric Fellowship Fax: 607-763-5415
Internal Medicine, Podiatry Fax: 607-798-1629
One Year Programs Fax: 607-798-1629