Family Medicine

United Memorial Medical Center

Director’s Letter

Enhancing Lives. Promoting Health.

Welcome to the United Memorial Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency. We are a devoted group of individuals who share the common goal of excellent care for our patients. While UMMC has been serving patients for over one hundred years, our residency program was more recently founded in 2013. Like most 7-year-olds, we are full of energy, enjoy what our community has to offer, and are proud of our spirit of growth and program improvement.

Our residents spend the majority of their time and see their primary care patients in Batavia, a fun and family-friendly town in Western NY. In this rural location, they learn to develop broad skills in all areas of family medicine and work as the only residents in our community hospital.

Even with our rural program base, our residency is still part of Rochester Regional Health, a large medical group with access to cutting-edge medical practices. Our residents will complete a few of their rotations in our tertiary care hospital in Rochester, NY.

Each year, our faculty enjoy watching as our residents develop into caring and excellent physicians who are capable of providing comprehensive patient care. With a resident class size of four, we are able to individualize learning plans to best prepare residents for their future careers. We share a personal commitment to our residents to help them develop and thrive, even during the challenging but ultimately rewarding time of residency.

Elizabeth Loomis, MD
Program Director
Associate Director of Medical Education

Program Overview

United Memorial’s Family Medicine Residency Program offers a diverse experience in primary care medicine in a rural community setting. Residents are afforded experiences in community based practices, and a thriving community hospital while still having resources found in tertiary healthcare settings in Buffalo and Rochester. This approach will produce highly qualified clinicians who will be capable of working in a variety of primary care clinical settings.
Highlights
  • Unopposed Family Medicine Residency. Family Medicine Residents are the residents at United Memorial Medical Center.
  • 1:1 Faculty-to-resident ratio on the majority of rotations – Allows for a personalized approach to your experience.
  • Excellent collaboration with clinical experts in a variety of specialties.
  • Positive and energetic work environment committed to the success of the residents while maintaining compliance with New York State 405 code regulations regarding resident work hours.
  • A comprehensive community-based program at United Memorial’s 131-bed hospital facility, serving patients in the Genesee Community
  • Extensive procedure training opportunities
    • Skin biopsies and procedures
    • Laceration Repairs
    • Trigger Point Injections
  • The flexibility of a diverse program
  • Resident involvement in program quality and development
  • A variety of electives to facilitate special interest areas
  • A patient-centered focused, educational program
  • Four weeks’ vacation annually
Elective Availability
  • A wide variety of electives serving many resident-specific interests
  • Community involvement
  • Participation in community health events, and preventative medicine programs

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Curriculum

First Year Residents
The first year of residency emphasizes the inpatient experience. House call averages one in every four nights, with strict compliance with New York state work hour rules. Interns spend one to two half days per week, regardless of rotation, seeing their continuity patients in the Family Care Center. There is a wide variety of exposure, from obstetrics to pediatrics to surgery and anesthesia, during the first year.

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Inpatient
  • Geriatric
  • Night Float
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Elective
  • Inpatient Pediatrics
Second Year Residents
As a second-year resident, a significant emphasis is placed on taking more clinical responsibilities and enhancing decision-making skills. There are three months of inpatient medicine where residents are the primary physicians for their patients. Each resident will manage his/her own inpatient service with supervision by an attending physician. This is a strong component of the residency. In addition, second-year residents spend two to three half days per week in the Family Care Center.

  • Emergency Medicine
  • ENT
  • Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Night Float
  • OB/GYN
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Community Medicine
  • Elective
Third Year Residents
The third-year resident has a significant role in teaching and supervising junior residents. The PGY3 resident assumes direct responsibility for leading the Medicine Teaching Service and Family Medicine Inpatient Teaching Service. Office efficiency and management are also priorities, and all third-year residents attend weekly conferences to prepare for career placement and transition to life after residency. Office time increases to four half days per week; however, call is limited.

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Community Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Night Float
  • OB/GYN
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics + ER
  • Elective
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology

How to Apply

United Memorial Medical Center is fully accredited by the AOA with initial accreditation by the ACGME.

All first-year applicants for the United Memorial Medical Center Family Medicine Residency program are required to submit their application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Applicants should contact their medical schools, or see the ERAS Web site for more information on this service.

Due to the number of inquiries we receive, we are unable to review any applicant information that is not submitted through ERAS. Please do not contact our office to inquire about the status of your application. We do not communicate post-interview.

Criteria and Requirements

Applications selected for interview are based on the information provided at the time the application is received and reviewed.
Preference will be given to applicants from the area and those applicants having graduated from medical school with in the last two years.

We do not post cut-off scores rather our Residents are selected on the basis of their ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities, in other words, we look at the candidate as a whole. The selection committee reviews the entire application including, but not limited to, board scores, letters of recommendation, Medical school transcripts, personal statements, and dean’s letter.

All applicants must have passed steps 1 & 2 of the COMLEX/USMLE exams including the clinical skills exam, prior to rank order submission.

Transfer Applicants

Transfer applications will be accepted based on the availability of open positions.
The following information will be required;

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Official COMLEX/USMLE
  • Personal Statement, include why you are transferring
  • Three current letters of recommendation (dated within the last 6 months)
  • Letter of good standing from current residency program
  • Clinical experience within last year

To determine the appropriate level of education for residents who are transferring from another residency program, the program director must receive written verification of previous educational experiences and a summary of previous performance evaluations of the transferring resident prior to their acceptance in to the program.  A program director is required to provide verification of residency performance for residents who may leave the program prior to completion of the residency.

We Require:

  1. Dean’s Letter / Medical School Performance Evaluation
  2. Medical School Transcript
  3. COMLEX/USMLE Scores
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Three current letters of recommendation (dated within the last 6 months)
  6. Curriculum Vitae
  7. ERAS common application
  8. Medical School Graduation within the last 2 years
  9. US Citizenship or Permanent Resident – we do not accept J-1 or H1-b visas

Information for Applicants Selected to Interview

Interviews

The health and safety of our employees and candidates are very important to us. Due to the current situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve adapted to utilizing technologies and other tools so that we can continue the recruitment process.

Our team will guide you throughout the interview process and will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

We look forward to meeting you!

Benefits & Compensation

The following is a list of benefits granted to all residents at no charge.

Educational Fund

All residents are provided an allowance of $3,000 for conference attendance and/or the purchase of educational materials, electronic resources, etc.

Meal Stipend

All residents are provided with $100 meal stipend each rotation, to be used in the employee cafeteria or kiosk.

Moving Stipend

First year residents are provided with a one-time moving stipend to help deter costs of relocation.

Vacation

Twenty (20) days of vacation time each year. Third-year residents will receive 5 CME days to attend a conference.

Board Fees

Program reimburses the fee for STEP/COMLEX 3 as well as provides board study guides. Cost of specialty board fee is paid by the program.

Health and Dental Insurance

Subsidized health and dental insurance for single and family plans, available first day of employment.

Term Life Insurance

$10,000 employer paid coverage with option to purchase added coverage up to 4 times annual salary.

Pension

Defined Contribution Pension Plan

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The hospital offers residents and their families the services of an Employee Assistance Program at no cost. The EAP is voluntary and strictly confidential.

Life Insurance and Disability

Residents can voluntarily purchase Supplemental life insurance, Supplemental Short and long-term disability insurance and/or Auto/Property Insurance.

Malpractice Insurance

Malpractice insurance for all activities related to the residency curriculum.

Bonus

Residents who are offered and accept a position with the hospital following the completion of their residency will receive a $20,000 signing bonus.

Other

Free Parking, Lab Coats (2) provided. Discounts for any inpatient and outpatient services provided by the Hospital for self and eligible dependents. Discounted food in the cafeteria. ACLS, PALS & NRP certification provided (required).

Salaries are paid on a bi-weekly basis. The salaries for the 2020-2021 academic year will be:

$61,500

PGY-1

$62,500

PGY-2

$65,000

PGY-3

Why Genesee County?

Genesee County is located less than an hour from the Canadian border and Niagara Falls to the west, and the Finger Lakes Region to the east. With over 1,000 hotel rooms, great dining selections and interesting things to see and do, Genesee County offers something for everyone!

Faculty

The family medicine faculty is diverse and well trained. Each member of the family medicine faculty has an area of expertise, which helps create a robust training environment for residents. There are also a number of adjunct faculty members from the community who lend their time and experience for precepting residents in the Family Care Center. All faculty members are board-certified in family medicine, and many serve on hospital committees and participate in state and national family medicine professional associations.

David Newman, MD

Associate Program Director

Matthew Pagano, DO

Core Faculty

Lindsey Dalka, DO

Core Faculty
Director of Osteopathy

Contact

Elizabeth Loomis, MD

Program Director
Associate Director of Medical Education
elizabeth.loomis@ummc.org

Anne Hardie

GME Coordinator
(585) 344-5412
ahardie@ummc.org