Message from the Program Director

We at the Albany Medical College welcome your interest in our residency program.  We believe that our program has unique features that distinguish it from other university or community family medicine residency programs. The combination of community, hospital, practice and educational resources we have offer the best possible preparation for a successful career in Family Medicine. Moreover, the scope and breadth of practice, education and research activities at this academic health services center, with which Family Medicine is fully integrated, permits broad options and flexibility in preparing for your future career. Rotations and electives best suited for your individual strengths and/or needs are identified and available both here and at other locations (i.e. rural medicine, sports medicine, international medicine etc.). Various opportunities exist to do community outreach in settings like homeless shelters, domestic violence clinics, community health fairs, and an inner-city faith-based health center. Skilled faculty advisors provide professional and personal guidance for each resident. We teach residents how to teach, and we provide opportunities to join the faculty in research. Our experienced Family Medicine faculty are skilled clinicians and teachers and practice side-by-side with residents in a mentoring relationship designed to promote role-modeling and collegiality. The special strengths of our program include:

  • Outstanding academic quality
  • Family physicians who work closely with other specialists clinically, educationally and politically
  • Flexibility and individualization of the program to meet each resident's educational goals
  • Diverse faculty with CAQs in Geriatric Medicine, Adolescent Health, and Electronic Fetal Monitoring
  • Supportive staff and colleagues
  • Family Medicine Center with EMR

I invite you to read more about our outstanding program, diverse faculty and talented residents. As you see, we have much to offer educationally and by being located in upstate New York, there are also many outdoor and family activities to enjoy.



Neil C. Mitnick, D.O., F.A.A.F.P.
 Professor and Alice E. Fruehan Chair
 Department of Family and Community Medicine 


Please browse these pages to learn more,
and please contact our program with any questions you may have.