The faculty of Albany Medical College is well suited to the school's mission, which involves teaching, research, patient care and community service. Many members of the faculty have achieved national recognition through their research contributions, while participating enthusiastically and productively in education and training at the College. The wide ranging and overlapping interests of the faculty provide the basis for integrated, interdisciplinary teaching programs. The current enriched curriculum offers opportunities for student participation in research, as well as providing a sound education in the fundamental aspects of medical science. A large full-time faculty, supplemented by voluntary faculty members, both in the basic medical and clinical sciences, provides a diversity of learning opportunities based upon special knowledge and skill. Importantly, the resident staff and fellows at Albany Medical Center and its affiliated hospitals provide superior clinical teaching in association with directly supervised patient care activities.