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Preliminary Medicine Year

Our Preliminary Medicine Year offers outstanding training for programs that require one year training in Internal Medicine, i.e. Neurology or for those residents in which additional experience in Internal Medicine or critical care will enhance their career. Interns in this program will practice in a supportive environment which maximizes professional and personal growth through a solid base of practical skill development and an extensive conference schedule. A full complement of elective time is built into the schedule and tailored to meet the programmatic requirements of your follow-on residency.

Program Highlights include: Procedural training, Hospitalist training, General Medicine Clinic, reasonable call schedule.

Program Director

Daniel Young, MDChristine Fenlon, MD

Title: Infectious Disease Specialist

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY

Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY

Fellowship: SUNY College of Medicine, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY

Specialty Areas: Infectious Disease


General Medicine 6 1/2 blocks*
ICU/CCU 2 1/2 blocks
Emergency Medicine 1 block
Electives 3 blocks
Continuity Clinic 1/2 day/week
*General Medicine call schedule includes 3 weeks of night float


Preliminary Medicine Year Medical School
Maliha Ahmed, MD Army Medical College
Mohammad Salehi Sadaghiani, MD Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Stipends & Benefits

United Health Services Transitional Year and Preliminary Medicine Year Benefits

SALARY $56,650 (Year)

Sample Residency Agreement

  • Insurance Coverage
    • Health Insurance: United Health Services is partnered with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to provide our employees with United Health Services Preferred Provider Organization (UHS PPO). United Health Services covers a major portion of the health insurance premiums. Premiums are deducted bi-weekly from your paycheck.
    • Pharmacy: Prescriptions may be filled through United Health Services, an Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield network pharmacy, or through mail order.
    • Life Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital, equal to your annual salary.
    • Malpractice Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital.
    • Dental Insurance: Standard and high option dental plans available at shared cost with the hospital.
  • Personal Time Off (vacations, holidays, board exams, interviews, unexpected absences including illnesses)
    • PGY 1: 18 days
  • Moving Allowance
    • A moving allowance of $300 is provided to each resident.
  • Professional Development Fund
    • Each resident is allotted $750/year to be used for educational expenses and professional fees and/or activities (i.e. books, PDA's, software, stethoscopes, etc.).
  • Academic Appointments
    • All residents receive an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Instructor at Upstate Medical University (SUNY), Syracuse, New York.
  • Athletic/Gym Privileges
    • Residents have access to the non-fee based athletic facilities at Binghamton University: gymnasium, weight room, indoor and outdoor tracks, pools, racquetball and tennis courts.
  • Meals
    • Meal allowance provided for residents on call as well as stocked refrigerator in lounges.