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Preliminary Medicine Year

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United Health Services

UHS Residency - Preliminary Year

Our Preliminary Medicine Year Program is affiliated with our ACGME Accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program.

It offers outstanding training for programs that require one year training in Internal Medicine, ie: Neurology, Anesthesiology, PM&R, or for those residents in which additional experience in Internal Medicine or Critical Care Medicine will enhance their career.

Residents 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 schedules.

Program Highlights

  • Procedural Training
  • Hospitalist Training
  • General Medicine Clinic
  • Reasonable call schedule

Program Director and Associate Directors

Thomas GeneseThomas Genese, MD

Title: Program Director; Clinic Director

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Residency: Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Dr. Genese completed his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology in 1993. Prior to attending medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, he worked in healthcare business strategy, process design, and technology research and development. After completion of medical school in 2002, he attended Internal Medicine residency and Chief Residency at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago, Illinois. He served as the Internal Medicine Associate Program Director at the Yale-affiliated Saint Mary's Hospital in Connecticut through 2012 and was on the Department of Medicine faculty at the University of Illinois in 2014. He then provided consultant services to establish a number of new graduate medical education departments and residency programs prior to joining United Health Services in 2017 as the Internal Medicine Program Director, Transitional Year Program Director, and Clinic Director for Internal Medicine. He is married to Dr. Josephine Genese who is on faculty in Family Medicine at United Health Services. They have three children and live in Vestal, New York. Dr. Genese's primary areas of interest are academic general Internal Medicine, preventative medicine, and Primary Care. His hobbies include information technology and physical activities such as hiking and weight training.

Amr Shady

Amr Shady, MD

Title: Associate Director, Clinic Director-UHS Primary Care Binghamton

Medical School: Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Residency: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY Specialty Areas: Primary Care                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       



Christine Fenlon, MD

Title: Program Director Emeritus; 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 5 blocks
ICU/CCU 3 blocks
Emergency Medicine 1 block
Elective 1 block
Continuity Clinic 1/2 day/week
Night Float 2 block
Women's Health 1 block
(1 block = 4 weeks)

Current Residents

Vamsi Aravally, MD Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences
Taimoor Haider, MD King Edward Medical University
Mumtaz Javed, MD Allama Iqbal Medical College
Kavitha Juvvala, MD Maharajah’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Vizianagaram
Hasan Khan, MD Allama Iqbal Medical College
Obaid Rehman, MD Medical University of the Americas (Nevis)

Stipends & Benefits

SALARY $58,000

Insurance Coverage

  • Health Insurance: UHSH is partnered with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to provide our employees with Blue Preferred (UHS PPO).  UHSH covers a major portion of the health insurance premiums. Premiums are deducted bi-weekly from your paycheck.
  • Pharmacy: Prescriptions may be filled through UHS, 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.
  • Vision Insurance:  Shared cost with the hospital
  • Wellness Rewards
  •  Flexible Spending Accounts
  •  Direct Deposit

Personal Time Off:  (vacations, holidays, board exams, interviews, unexpected absences including illnesses):  18 days (PGY-1), 25 days (PGY-2), 27 days (PGY-3)

Moving Allowance: A moving allowance of $300 is provided to each resident.

Professional Development Fund:  1st and 2nd year residents are allotted $750/year to be used towards conferences, books, and/or other items related to your professional development (i.e. PDA's, software, stethoscopes, etc.). Required programmatic dues will be paid for out of the fund. This allotment increases to $1,500 in your third year of residency which is designated for board application fees

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.