Skip to Content

Transitional Year

Video from the Program Director

United Health Services

UHS Residency - Transitional Year

The Transitional Year Program is not accepting applications via ERAS, or participating in the Match for the 2018-19 Academic Year, and will be officially closed as of July 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Our Transitional Year Program is accredited by the ACGME and provides exceptional preparation for physicians who must complete an internship before beginning a residency in specialties such as radiology, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and others that require this additional training.

Placement in the Transitional Year Program is competitive. We provide outstanding clinical experiences and didactic learning opportunities, combined with an excellent quality of life. Our flexible curriculum allows plenty of time for electives, giving you the chance to further explore your area of interest.

Program Director

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.

Regina Frants, MD, FCCP

Title: Co-Program Director

Medical School: Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute, Moscow, USSR

Residency: Newton Wellesley Hospital, MA

Fellowship: Pulmonary/Critical Care at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Dr. Frants has had academic appointments with Baylor College of Medicine, and currently holds one at Upstate Medical University. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Frants has numerous publications in the field of pulmonary physiology (including chapter on "Circulation Effects in COPD" in Respiratory-Circulatory Interactions in Health and Disease, Lung Biology in Health and Disease, 2005). When not caring for patients and administering the residency program, Dr. Frants enjoys spending time with her daughter traveling the world and frequenting New York City.


General Medicine 5 blocks*
ICU/CCU 2 blocks
Emergency Medicine 1 block
Selective (GI or Gen Surg) 1 block
General Surgery 1 block
Electives 3 blocks
Continuity Clinic 1/2 day/week
*General Medicine call schedule includes 3 weeks of night float


Transitional Year Medical School
Hunter Ashby, DO Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk
Mumtaz Javed, MD Allama Iqbal Medical College
Ajla Kadribegic, MD Ross University
Emma Meyer, DO Rowan University
Ramit Relan, MD St. George’s University
Kendall Stevens, DO Pacific Northwestern University
M'Hamed Turki, MD Medical University of Tunis
Carissa Wieseler, MD Ross University

Stipends & Benefits

United Health Services Transitional 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 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.
  • Personal Time Off (vacations, holidays, 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.