Internal Medicine

Unity Hospital

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Thank you for your interest in Unity Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. In 2017, Unity’s Residency Program marks its 75th year of training outstanding people who have gone on to careers in academic general internal medicine, subspecialty practice, and primary care, both here and abroad. Our facilities and services are growing right along with our reputation. In the past ten years, Unity has completed major renovations to our main teaching hospital, our flagship outpatient teaching site, our Resident conference center, our medical library, and the Department of Medicine. These state-of-the-art facilities are complemented by state-of-the art clinical information systems and electronic educational resources, all designed to ensure the ability of our residents to provide 21st century care.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Michael DiSalle, MD
Program Director


Typical Rotations

Unity Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program has a 4+1 block schedule. This means that residents have a 4 week rotation (e.g. floors, ICU, elective, etc.) followed by 1 week in the ambulatory clinic. This pattern repeats itself throughout the three years of residency, enhancing both the inpatient and outpatient experiences. During required inpatient or elective blocks, residents do not go to the ambulatory clinic, focusing instead on their current rotations. Conversely, when in the outpatient clinic, residents can focus on ambulatory medicine. This change to the 4+1 block schedule began in the 2012-13 academic year and has been positively received by both residents and faculty. Preliminary residents, who do not go to clinic, have increased elective time to prepare for their future careers.


Ambulatory Clinic 10
Intensive Care Unit 6-8
Inpatient General Medicine 18 – 25
Emergency Medicine 2
EKG 1-2
Night Float 3-4
Electives (categorical) 4
Electives (prelims) 12


Ambulatory Clinic 10
Geriatrics 3
Intensive Care Unit 4
Inpatient General Medicine 10
Hematology/Oncology 3
Nephrology 4
Palliative Care/Hospice 3
Night Float 4
Electives 7-8


Ambulatory Clinic 10
Intensive Care Unit 4
Inpatient General Medicine 9-11
Infectious Disease 4
Emergency Medicine 2
Cardiology 4
Night Float 4
Electives 9-12

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Rochester Regional Health/Unity Hospital (Rochester)’s Internal Medicine Residency Program (formerly known as Unity Health System Program). We participate in the Main Residency Match through NRMP.

Application deadline is December 31, 2019.
Interviews are held from October through January.

Categorical Applicants


Categorical Applicants


Categorical Positions

Preliminary Applicants


Preliminary Applicants


Preliminary Positions


ACGME Program ID

Criteria and Requirements

We accept applications only through ERAS. Complete applications must include the following:

Three (3) letters of recommendation, including one from your Chairperson in Medicine. If he/she is not available, you may use an alternate

Dean’s Letter

Medical school transcript

USMLE or COMLEX transcript

Current Curriculum Vitae

Personal Statement

*PLEASE NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

In reviewing applications, we consider medical school transcripts, Dean’s Letter/MSPE, letters of recommendation, USMLE test scores (and number of attempts), and clinical experience.

  • We accept International Medical Graduates, and we sponsor J1 and H1-B visas
  • To be considered for H1 visa sponsorship, you must have a passing USMLE Step 3 result by “Match Day”
  • We do not post cut-off scores; rather, we consider each person’s entire application
  • Graduation within the last five years is preferred
  • Clinical experience is preferred
  • We do not require ECFMG certification at the time of interview, but certification must be obtained before starting Residency

Contract Information

Contract includes the 3-year categorical Internal Medicine Residency Program. Residents receive an initial contract for one year and will receive a new contract for each subsequent year, provided that all performance expectations are met.

View a sample contract. This is a sample contract for our categorical residents; our preliminary residents receive a single year contract.

Benefits and Compensation

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









Educational Allowance

All residents are provided an annual allowance for conference attendance and/or the purchase of educational materials, electronic resources, etc. Educational allowances are:

  • PGY 1: $250
  • PGY 2: $300 (plus 70% reimbursement of an ACP membership and MKSAP)
  • PGY 3: $400

Meal Allowance

Lunch is provided weekdays during Noon Conference. Meal tickets are provided for evening and weekend on-call shifts.


Residents receive 4 weeks of vacation each year.

Short-Term Disability Insurance (including Maternity Leave)

Residents who are out on short-term disability, which includes maternity leave, will be paid per New York State guidelines.

Long-term Disability

The cost to cover 60% of the resident’s salary is paid by the Hospital. The resident can make an additional contribution to increase the coverage to 70% of salary.

Medical Insurance

Housestaff and their immediate families are provided with the opportunity to join one of two comprehensive medical insurance plans. The Hospital contributes a portion of the cost of the premiums.

Dental Insurance

Option to purchase one of two plans available. The Hospital contributes a portion of the cost of the premiums

Life Insurance

Employees are provided with free basic life insurance coverage in an amount equal to the employee’s annual salary.

Professional Liability Insurance

Professional liability insurance is provided by Rochester Regional Health insurance program for activities required by the residency program.

Retirement Plan

Option to enroll in tax deferred annuity plan.

On-Site Child Care

Child care programs are offered for children between the ages of eight weeks to pre-school, and a before and after-school program is available to serve employees and the community. Preferential consideration is given to Hospital employees based upon availability; these employees receive a discounted rate.

Wellness Center

Free membership to state of the art Rochester Regional Health fitness center, including classes offered at the center.


Many attractive and affordable housing opportunities are available in close proximity to Unity Hospital. See links below:

Contact Us

Program Coordinator

Natalie Placious
Program Coordinator
585.723.7775 Phone
585.723.7834 Fax

Jennifer Reis
Sr. Administrative Assistant
585.723.7769 Phone
585.723.7834 Fax

Unity Hospital

1555 Long Pond Road
Rochester, New York 14626

Program Leadership

Michael DiSalle, M.D.
Residency Program Director

Khalid Abdel Gadir, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Mazin Hameed, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Christina Goodermote, M.B.A., Ed.D.
Administrative Director


Current Residents