Welcome to Albany Medical College
On behalf of our faculty and staff, I am excited to invite you to explore our Saratoga Hospital Family Medicine Residency program. In collaboration with Hudson Headwaters Health Network and Albany Medical Center, we have developed an innovative residency program providing excellent clinical training while emphasizing a broader public health and community-oriented approach.
Our three-year curriculum maximizes broad-spectrum clinical competence in both hospital and ambulatory medicine, with a special emphasis on behavioral health, addiction treatment, population health, rural health, and state-of-the-art technology, including point-of-care ultrasound and information technology.
By joining our program, you will have the unique opportunity to help shape this new and innovative program. Our faculty have many years of clinical and educational experience and are looking forward to working with you as you develop both your clinical and leadership skills as we develop the residency as a model for twenty-first century family medicine education.
Ephraim Back, MD, MPH, FAAFP
About the Albany Med Health System
Albany Medical Center, the anchor of the Albany Med Health System, is one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York State offering a wide range of outstanding clinical care – from routine preventative care to sophisticated cancer and surgical care to life-saving emergency medicine – while teaching the next generation of medical providers and advancing critical biomedical research.
Living in the Capital Region
Albany is a great place to live, learn and work. It is the center of a region known for its robust economy, arts and culture, colleges and universities and recreational opportunities.
As a resident or fellow of Albany Medical Center, there are many resources available to you to help manage the demands of being a physician. Our goal is to promote work-life balance and overall wellness by advocating for you and providing you with the tools to reduce burnout, depression, and other stressors you may encounter during your training.
Distinction in Quality and Leadership
This program promotes professional success for physicians through a deeper understanding of Health Systems Science.