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Family Medicine Residency


The Family Medicine Residency Program at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a three-year academic program. The residency encompasses all aspects of training necessary to graduate family practitioners proficient in treating the diverse patient population of the region. Structured rotations in family medicine continuity clinics, internal medicine, OB/GYN, pediatrics, emergency medicine, surgery and various electives provide residents with a full complement of clinical experiences.

Integral to the training program is the Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Health Center.   Here, as well as on other rotations, resident physicians work closely with attendings to ensure exposure to the full breadth of the training experience.  Throughout their training, residents establish and follow a patient base of their own, ensuring true continuity of care.

DSC_0098copyJournal clubs, case presentations, guest lecturers and patient rounds, supplemented by additional formal and informal teaching, ensure the resident a full range of academic opportunities.

Senior residents have the additional role of providing instruction and guidance to interns and students.  This develops a stabilizing force, which is imperative to the productive and successful learning process of both resident and student.

By the completion of the family medicine residency, each resident must have completed a paper of publishable quality based upon his or her own research.

Family Medicine and Medical Center Statistics

Good Samaritan opened its doors to the community in 1959. Throughout the years, continual expansions and renovations have made what was once a small community hospital into the medical center it is today.

MLK Clinic Volume:   35,500
Adult Hospital Inpatient Admissions: 29,000
Special Care Beds: 25
Surgical Cases:   16,008
Pediatric Admissions:     3,133
ED Volume:  100,000
Hospital Beds:      437
Births:      2,998

Family Medicine Residency Curriculum

OGME I:    

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Internal Medicine
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Pediatrics, Including Neonatal ICU
Emergency Medicine
General Surgery


Family Medicine Continuity Clinic
Internal Medicine
Emergency Medicine


Family Medicine Continuity Clinic
Family Medicine (private office)
Psychiatry/Behavioral Medicine
Sports Medicine

Salaries and Benefits

OGME I $56,974*
OGME II   $59,650*
OGME III $63,079*
OGME III Chief $64,792*

*Includes $2,400 Yearly Housing Stipend

•  Specialty Board Exam Reimbursement
•  $800 CME Conference Stipend
•  Medical Malpractice Insurance
•  Health and Dental Insurance
•  Life and Disability Insurance
•  Advanced Cardiac Life Support
•  Pediatric Advanced Life Support
•  Neonatal Resuscitation Program
•  Basic Life Support
•  Free Parking  
•  Free Lab Coats  
•  Free Meals

Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Health Center

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The Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Health Center opened in 1968.  It represents the mutually cooperative endeavor of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center and the community to provide family health care to the poor and indigent population of Wyandanch and its environs.



Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Health Center services include:
Family Medicine   

Life on Long Island

GSHMCV2Good Samaritan is located about 40 miles from the heart of New York City, in West Islip on Long Island.  At 118 miles long and almost 20 miles at its widest point, the Island’s white sandy beaches, recreational facilities and rich culture and history offer wide variety of activities and places to captivate anyone’s interest.

Long Island’s climate generally extends from the low- to mid-20F range in the winter up through the 90s in the summer.  From professional sports, swimming, boating, golfing and camping to ice skating, cross-country skiing and sledding, whatever the season, the region has it all.

Meet the family medicine residents.

Contact information and application process.

Local hotel information.


1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY 11795

phone 631.376.4444

A Magnet® Designated Hospital