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Categorical Internal Medicine Residency Program

NRMP #1442140C0
Positions available: 12

The Bassett Internal Medicine Program offers traditional training in academic internal medicine. Our program's goals are to: 

  • Train specialists in Internal Medicine to provide team-based longitudinal care to patients with an array of co-morbidities within an integrated healthcare system.
  • Train physicians to excel in multidisciplinary team-based care through superior interpersonal and communication skills across the healthcare continuum.
  • Train physicians to have the knowledge and skills to provide high-quality, evidence-based care to adult patients in a cost-effective and patient-centered manner.
  • Train physicians to recognize opportunities for improvement within the healthcare system and community it serves and to utilize quality improvement and research tools to enact change.
  • Provide an environment that supports residents in maintaining their own well-being while promoting high-quality care.

Residents gain a significant amount of experience caring for patients on the medicine wards and subspecialty consult services and in the campus-based continuity clinic. Continuity clinics are scheduled in one week blocks that occur every six weeks. In addition to continuity clinics throughout the week, residents will attend didactic sessions to include EKG reading, Quality and Safety sessions, EBM sessions, and Simulation Lab. Additionally, there is opportunity for residents to gain further experience in rural outpatient medicine. During elective time, PGY-2 & PGY-3 level residents may engage in rotations of their specific interest. Research in the E. Donnall Thomas Resident Research Program is available to all PGY-level residents.

Satisfactory completion of the program confers eligibility for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Our board pass rate over the past 3 years is 96%.

Preliminary Internal Medicine Residency Program

NRMP #1442140P0
Positions available: 1

The Preliminary Internal Medicine Program year is identical to the PGY-1 year of the Categorical Internal Medicine Program, with the exclusion of continuity clinics. It is designed to provide grounding in the basic principles for those entering residency in another field after the one year. Occasionally, residents apply to one of the 3-year program tracks on completion of the preliminary year.

Medical Students:

Residents in the Internal Medicine Program frequently supervise third- and fourth-year students participating in required rotations under our medical school affiliation with Columbia University and Albany Medical College.


Residents are encouraged to participate in the E. Donnall Thomas Resident Research Program. This program is designed to facilitate projects both for the novice and the experienced clinical investigator. The facilities of the Bassett Research Institute are available for pursuit of a broad range of opportunities. Residents create their own projects or choose from a list of ongoing faculty projects, with topics that include epidemiology, clinical studies, basic science, outcomes research, public health and health policy.