The Med/Peds program at Albany Med has a proud tradition of excellence in resident education, backed by two strong categorical programs in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Albany Med serves a large and diverse population in Northeastern New York, and our residents have the privilege to serve and learn from this population with varied and complex medical needs.
Our continuity clinic is an exclusive Med/Peds clinic, located in the Albany suburb of Latham. Residents have their own panel of patients, and often take care of multiple members of a family. Our faculty serve as wonderful preceptors, offering expert one-on-one mentorship. Our clinic is in transition to becoming a patient-centered medical home, one that is unique in that our residents will play an important role in management and delivery of care for our patients.
Residents trained at Albany Med become well-rounded physicians, excelling in both inpatient and outpatient management. Much of our education occurs outside of the hospital or clinic setting. Several residents are involved in local community advocacy projects, with goals of improving immunization rates and decreasing the number of homeless teens in Albany. Residents have also traveled internationally with faculty to places such as the Dominican Republic and Uganda, learning about the delivery of health care in resource-limited settings.
When you are a Med/Peds resident at Albany Med, you are not only a co-worker, but also a part of our Med/Peds family. In the last year alone, we have celebrated a baby shower, a wedding and an engagement party. Other favorite pastimes include playing bar trivia, taking in a Broadway show, playing tennis, or hanging out at our favorite microbrews and Hibachi restaurants. The Capital Region has much to offer locally during any season, including many outdoor activities in the Catskills and Adirondacks, as well as museums, performing arts and sporting events. Furthermore, Boston, NYC and Montreal are easy day trips via car, bus or train.
On behalf of the AMC Med/Peds residents, thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to meeting you during the interview season!
Danielle Wales, MD, MPH
Boston College, BS Biology, 2005
Chief Resident 2013 - 2014