Residency Program

Internal Medicine

Unity Hospital

Director’s Letter

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!

Khalid Abdel Gadir, MD
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
Unity Hospital


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 Clinic10
Intensive Care Unit6-8
Inpatient General Medicine18 – 25
Emergency Medicine2
Night Float3-4
Electives (categorical)4
Electives (prelims)12


Ambulatory Clinic10
Intensive Care Unit4
Inpatient General Medicine10
Palliative Care/Hospice3
Night Float4


Ambulatory Clinic10
Intensive Care Unit4
Inpatient General Medicine9-11
Infectious Disease4
Emergency Medicine2
Night Float4

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). Applicants to the Unity Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program are required to apply to the program using the Main Residency Match through NRMP.

Our preliminary year slots are linked to the Unity Hospital Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency program.

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

Deadline for Application: December 31, 2021

Due to the number of inquiries we receive, we are unable to review any applicant information that is not submitted through ERAS.

All first-year resident appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The chart above lists the number of positions and NRMP number for our program.

Categorical Applicants


NRMP Number – Categorical


Categorical Positions

Preliminary Applicants


NRMP Number – Preliminary


Preliminary Positions

Criteria and Requirements

We have established the following criteria for as requirements for the Unity Internal Medicine Residency Program. We only accept applications through ERAS.

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.

We Require:

  1. Three (3) letters of recommendation, including one from your Chairperson in Medicine. If he/she is not available, you may use an alternate
  2. Dean’s Letter
  3. Medical school transcript
  4. USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  5. Current Curriculum Vitae
  6. Personal Statement
*PLEASE NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed

Benefits & Compensation

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

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 and Purchase of Digital MKSAP & ACP Membership
  • PGY 2: $300.00 
  • PGY 3: $400

Meal Allowance

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


4 weeks of paid vacation per 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 Plan

Option to purchase one of two plans available

Term Life Insurance

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

Professional Liability Insurance

Professional liability insurance is provided by Rochester General Hospital’s insurance program for activities required by the residency program.

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:

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







Why Rochester?

The Greater Rochester area, in the Finger Lakes region of New York, is a truly unique place to live and work. Rochester’s urban arts, entertainment and dining venues are complemented by surrounding suburban, rural and lakefront communities. This results in a wealth of options for work and play.

Program Leadership

Khalid Abdel Gadir, MD

Program Director

Mazin Hameed, MD

Associate Residency Program Director

Shahab Dian, MD

Associate Residency Program Director

Christina Goodermote, MBA, EdD

Administrative Director

Contact Us

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Unity Hospital
1555 Long Pond Road
Rochester, New York 14626

Natalie Placious
Program Administrator
585.723.7775 Phone
585.723.7834 Fax

Jennifer Reis
Program Coordinator
(585) 723-7769 Phone
(585) 723-7834 Fax

Theresa Pudetti
Program Secretary
(585) 723-7711 Phone
(585) 723-7834 Fax


View the current Faculty and Staff for the Unity Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program

Current Residents

View our current residents in the Unity Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program


View the recent graduates of the Unity Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program