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

Khalid Abdel Gadir, MD

Unity Hospital

Unity Hospital is a 471-bed community hospital in the town of Greece. After a four-year total renovation in 2014, Unity is now the only Monroe County hospital to feature all private patient rooms and free parking. Unity offers a broad range of specialty centers, including the Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center, the Charles J. August Joint Replacement Center, and the August Family Birth Place. The hospital is also a New York State-designated Stroke Center.


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.


Inpatient General Medicine20
Ambulatory Clinic10
Intensive Care Unit/CCU9
Night Float3
Emergency Department2


Inpatient General Medicine10
Ambulatory Clinic10
Intensive Care Unit/CCU6
Night Float4
Emergency Department0


Inpatient General Medicine10
Ambulatory Clinic10
Intensive Care Unit/CCU4
Night Float4
Emergency Department2

About the Program

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 Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

All of our positions will be filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants will need to participate in the Match.

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, 2023

Categorical Applicants


NRMP Number – Categorical


Categorical Positions

Preliminary Applicants

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


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

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 the purchase of educational materials, electronic resources, etc. Educational allowances:

  • PGY 1: $250 and Purchase of Digital MKSAP & ACP Membership
  • PGY 2: $300.00
  • PGY 3: $400

In addition to the educational allowance, residents may receive reimbursement for conference attendance, presentations, and travel.

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 Regional Health’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 2023-2024 academic year will be: (salary + stipend)







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

Headshot of Mazin Hameed, MD

Mazin Hameed, MD

Associate Residency Program Director

Mohammad Jawish, MD

Associate Residency Program Director

Laurie Proia, MD

Medical Director, Unity Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Associate Program Director, Unity Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program

Hazel Lever​, MD

Associate Program Director, Unity Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program

Contact Us

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Unity Hospital
1555 Long Pond Road
Rochester, New York 14626

Natalie Placious
Program Administrator
Phone: (585)723-7775 
Fax: (585)723-7834

Tracy Scholze
Program Coordinator
Phone: (585)723-7769
Fax: (585)723-7834


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