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Preliminary Year Medicine

Our Preliminary Medicine Year Program is affiliated with our ACGME Accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program and offers an outstanding one year residency for residents interested in pursuing programs like, 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

Thomas 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.                                                                                                                                                                     

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
Resident Medical School
Mithun Bhowmik, MD Sylhet M.A.G. Osmani Medical College
Akhila Reddy Devi Reddy, MD All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Gegin George, MD Navodaya Medical College
Hanan Iftikhar, MD Foundation University Medical College
Chukwuezugo Oranu, MD Nnamdi Azikiwe University College of Health Sciences


Stipends & Benefits

SALARY: $60,890

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.

To Apply

Applications are accepted via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System). Deadline to apply is December 31. Completed application includes:

  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcript from your medical school
  • Dean’s letter
  • Three letters of recommendation – one from your current Program Director
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX scores

Application Criteria: 

  • We prefer applicants who have graduated from Medical School within the last five years, or who have not been away from clinical medicine for more than 5 years and /or who have had observerships in the U.S.

Test Scores - Preferred minimum:

  • USMLE Step 1 (220) and Step 2: (230); COMLEX Levels 1 and 2: 550
    *First time pass on all exams is preferred
  • Applicants need to have passed Steps 1 and 2 (both parts) prior to the Rank Order List deadline
  • Have applied for and received or are soon to receive ECFMG certification, if applicable     

Thomas Genese, MD

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