About Samaritan Health

Since 1998, Samaritan Medical Center’s physicians and staff have opened their doors to Osteopathic Medical Students in order to provide a quality education for these aspiring physicians.

From the time the first student walked through our doors, the Medical Education opportunities at Samaritan have increased dramatically. The addition of an Osteopathic Internship Training Program and the creation of Osteopathic Residency Programs in both Family Medicine and Internal Medicine have solidified Samaritan’s commitment to becoming a nationally recognized Osteopathic teaching hospital.

In July of 2015, we attained Institutional Accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our Family Medicine and Internal Medicine programs received Initial Accreditation.

The Samaritan Internal Medicine Residency provides Residents with comprehensive structured cognitive and procedural clinical education in both inpatient and outpatient settings that will enable them to become competent, proficient and professional Osteopathic Internists.

For third and fourth-year Osteopathic Medical Students, Interns and Residents, the Samaritan experience is one in which one-on-one contact with attending physicians is commonplace and opportunities for hands-on learning occur daily and weekly in the forms of Grand Rounds, Primary Care Conferences, specialty conferences and informal case reviews.

The purpose of the Samaritan Internal Medicine Residency training is to provide Residents with comprehensive structured cognitive and procedural clinical education in both inpatient and outpatient settings that will enable them to become competent, proficient and professional Osteopathic Internists.

Learn More

Discover what the northern New York region has to offer; meet our faculty, current residents and most recent GME alumni; and find out more about our AOA Accreditation.

Residency Tracts

Explore the opportunities available to immerse yourself through placements in Internal Medicine, Osteopathic Internship, Family Medicine and Medical Student positions.


Tools

We’ve invested in tech tools to streamline requirements and applications, including the New Innovations Residency Management Suite & Electronic Residency Application Service.

Medical Student

Left to right: Kaitlyn Fromknecht, OMS-3; Joseph Arellano, OMS-3; Janessa Haasbeek, OMS-3; Ashley Brisbin, PA-S; Mackenzie Meyer, PA-S; Benjamin Kitko, OMS-4; & David Rechlin, DO, DME/DIO

Graduating Class of 2019

Left to right: front row: John Burnett, DO, FM; Gurpreet Kaur, DO, FM; & Paul Tran, DO, FM; Jane Oosthuizen, DO, IM & Ciara Kazakis, DO, IM back row: Paula Gregg, MD, FM Asst PD; Benjamin Rudd, MD, FM PD; LaVerne VanDeWall, DO, IM PD & David Rechlin, DO, DME/DIO

GME Media Interviews

Heat Exhaustion – Dr. Eunice Jacob

Internal medicine resident Dr. Eunice Jacob talks about heat exhaustion during Samaritan Medical Center’s Morning Checkup segment on 7 News This Morning. Some of the symptoms include nausea, light-headedness, dizziness, palpitations and profuse sweating. If you experience symptoms, try to cool off and drink plenty of water. If you don’t feel better, seek medical attention. You can avoid heat exhaustion by also drinking a lot of water and avoid going outside during the hottest part of the day. Watch Dr. Jacob’s interview here.

Emotional Issues Leading to Addiction – Jason Lulejian, DO

When treating addictions, it’s often helpful to deal with the emotional issues that lead to them. That’s from Jason Lulejian, DO, who’s with SUNY Upstate Psychiatry and a resident psychiatrist at Samaritan Medical Center. See the full interview here: http://bit.ly/2pTQvUN

Graduate Medical Education Residents Conducting Research – Dr. Benjamine Rudd & Dr Shervin Shahriari

Graduate Medical Education Residents are conducting research in conjunction with their Faculty Supervisors here at Samaritan Medical Center. Dr Benjamine Rudd, Family Medicine Director, and Dr Shervin Shahriari, Internal Medicine Resident, provided information regarding that research at a Morning Checkup interview with 7NEWS WWNYTV in Watertown. See the interview at http://bit.ly/2y7GvdR

Graduate Medical Education Residents host Community Health Fair – Dr. LaVerne VanDeWall

Graduate Medical Education Residents host Community Health Fair, June 18th. Spearheaded by 2nd year Internal Medicine resident Dr. Viliane Vilcant, the event is a partnership between the residents, medical students, physicians, employees, community organizations and local businesses in the SMC Rotunda. The goal is to enable area residents to take an active part in maintaining and improving their health. Click on the following link to watch the Morning Checkup interview with Dr LaVerne VanDeWall, Internal Medicine Program Director and Dr Viliane Vilcant at 7NEWS WWNYTV in Watertown: See the interview for all of the details at http://bit.ly/2yRjVKz

Heat Exhaustion – Dr. Benjamin Rudd & Dr. J. Ryan McLain

Heat exhaustion can be a problem during hot weather. That’s the message Dr. Benjamin Rudd and Dr. J. Ryan McLain had when they were interviewed for Samaritan Medical Center’s Morning Checkup segment on 7 News This Morning. Watch the video for their interview http://bit.ly/2izlEhC

To learn more about what Samaritan Health System and New York’s North Country have to offer

Please contact us toll free: 1-888-365-6411 or 315-779-5244 or email the GME Administrative Director, Dawn Bastien.