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

153Since 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.

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 form of Grand Rounds, Primary Care Conferences, specialty conferences, and informal case reviews.

GME Media Interviews

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 Check-Up interview with 7NEWS WWNYTV in Watertown. See the interview at

116Graduate Medical Education Residents host Community Health Fair, June 18th. Spearheaded by 2nd yr 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 check-up 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

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

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