Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency

The Institute’s Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency Program was established in 1979 to address the shortage of primary care physicians in the Hudson Valley region of New York State.

Until recently, the program trained 18 residents each year (6 PGY1s, 6 PGY2s, and 6 PGY3s). In 2011, the Institute received inaugural federal funding to establish a Teaching Health Center at the Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency, the only organization in New York State to receive this designation. Beginning with the 2011-12 academic year, the program will expand to train 30 residents each year (10 PGY1s, 10 PGY2s, and 10 PGY3s by 2013).

The residency has been very successful in training culturally competent primary care providers who continue to practice in underserved communities after graduation. Data from the Robert Graham Center shows that 58% of recent program graduates continue to practice in rural areas, and 32% practice in designated Health Professional Shortage Areas. Seven of the last 30 program graduates are employed at Institute health centers.

The primary continuity training site is the Institute’s Kingston Family Health Center, a comprehensive primary care, behavioral health and dental care home for patients of all ages from throughout Ulster County. The center’s family practice provides approximately 24,000 visits annually.

To learn more or to apply, visit www.midhudsonresidency.org.

Mid-Hudson Family Practice residents outside the Ob/Gyn Specialty Care Center at Kingston.