Family Medicine - Program Director Opportunity

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyAcademic : Program Director, Family Medicine : Program Director
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J1 or H1
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentYes
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedStarting, Relocation


St. Peter's Health Partners is seeking to recruit a Family Medicine Program Director for Ellis Medicine located in Schenectady, New York.

Ellis Family Medicine Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The training program is a single program site in a large community hospital setting and focuses on maintaining a highly supportive resident-centered atmosphere to promote excellent care for our high-needs patient population.

Our diverse faculty enable residents to spearhead comprehensive outpatient care which includes complicated disease management, addiction, HIV/viral hepatitis, women’s health, point-of-care ultrasound, osteopathic manipulation, and procedures. As a single Residency Program site, trainees develop ownership over a culturally-diverse inpatient population. Residents build personal relationships with specialists and perform numerous procedures as the only residents on intensive care (adult and neonatal), labor and delivery, inpatient medicine, and numerous subspecialties. Utilizing excellent mentor support, residents are empowered to hone unique interests and plan career goals. The program produces holistic physicians, many of whom immediately enter primary care or hospital medicine in the area.

Ellis Family Medicine Residency Program, established in 1977, is a full spectrum program including OB. There are 30 residents in the program and leadership staffing consists of the Program Director and two Associate Directors. The Program Director is responsible for both clinical and supervisory roles.

Interested candidates should have the following:

  • Board Certification in Family Medicine through the American Board of Family Medicine or through the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
  • NYS licensure and DEA required
  • Specialty expertise in Family Medicine and at least three years of documented educational and/or administrative experience

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Family Medicine physician to lead the Family Medicine Residency Program at Ellis Medicine. 


St. Peter’s Health Partners offers a comprehensive salary and compensation package that includes:

  • Starting Bonus
  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Excellent benefits; including health/vision/dental insurances
  • Paid malpractice, including post-SPHP employment tail coverage
  • CME time & expense allowance
  • Paid time away from the practice
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • 403b Retirement savings program with employer matching program


St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates, P.C., a physician-governed, multi-specialty group, is a member of St. Peter’s Health Partners in NY's Capital District. St. Peter's Health Partners Medical Associates provides a new model of physician practice that permits St. Peter’s Health Partners to evolve as a health system with strong physician participation while allowing physicians to retain those aspects that make private practice work well in the care of patients. It is one of the largest multi-specialty physician group practices in the region with more than 20 specialties and sub-specialties represented, over 350 providers in 2014, and more than 40 office locations in a six county region. 

St. Peter’s Health Partners, the region’s largest private-sector employer, with more than 12,500 employees, has more than 125 locations across seven counties. The system has an annual budget of nearly $1.1 billion. St. Peter’s Health Partners was created on October 1, 2011, by the merger of Northeast Health, St. Peter’s Health Care Services, and Seton Health. The merger created the region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high-quality and advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation, and senior services.

These state-of-the-art services and programs are provided through Albany Memorial and St. Peter’s Hospitals in Albany, NY; Samaritan and St. Mary’s Hospitals in Troy, NY; Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady, NY; and The Eddy system of continuing care and The Community Hospice.

Ellis Medicine, based in Schenectady, New York, is a comprehensive health care provider that offers high-quality, advanced medical care through its main campus, Ellis Hospital, as well as complete women’s care and labor & delivery services through its Bellevue Woman’s Center—the only inpatient facility of its kind in upstate New York.

The Ellis Medicine Umbrella includes a suburban emergent care center operated 365 days a year and staffed by emergency medicine physicians and nurses; a five-location primary care practice that serves an economically and racially diverse patient population with a mission of closing service gaps in the Schenectady community; an 82-bed skilled nursing facility and short term (sub-acute) rehabilitation center consistently rated as “Best in Area” (5 out of 5 stars) by U.S. News & World Report; a newly expanded outpatient mental health center serving a large Medicaid population and featuring an innovative crisis diversion walk-in clinic.

With just under 3,000 employees, including  an 800 members medical staff, and annual operating revenues of approximately $400 million, Ellis Medicine has a reputation for offering advanced treatment options and new technologies in a convenient, patient-centered community hospital setting. Moreover, as a teaching healthcare system, Ellis’ renowned Family Medicine Residency program and its Belanger School of Nursing feed new expertise and talent into the organization.


The city of Schenectady, New York, located on the banks of the Mohawk River, is a small-but-modern city (population 65,000) that is part of the broader Capital Region (population 1.1 million)—which is known as the seat of New York State government, and also as a growing tech/innovation hub. Schenectady is approximately 15 miles from Albany and 150 miles from New York City.

Now entering its third decade of a major revitalization, the City of Schenectady retains and respects its heritage, which is seen in the preserved historic Stockade District bordering the Mohawk River, and throughout the city. Schenectady’s history has been synonymous with innovation: Thomas Edison, for instance, established his Edison Machine Works, later to become the General Electric Co., here in 1886. Still home of GE’s global research headquarters and other operations, the Schenectady area remains a hub for GE, although the local economy has become increasingly diversified over the past two decades.

The city boasts abundant recreational and cultural venues—among them, beautiful Central Park, and its nationally recognized Rose Garden; the Mohawk Hudson Hike-Bike Trail; nearby nature preserves; Proctors, a restored vaudevillian theater that hosts Broadway’s biggest touring shows and has undergone a $40 million expansion. Most recently, the 60-acre, master-planned Mohawk Harbor community opened—integrating luxury living, retail, restaurants, an Ellis Medicine urgent and primary care location, and other offices along one mile of waterfront (the project also eased access to the Mohawk River with a new harbor).

The broader Capital Region, meanwhile, is the fourth largest metro area in New York State, behind New York City, Buffalo and Rochester. Comprised of the cities of Schenectady, Albany, Troy and Saratoga Springs, the Capital Region enjoy a stable economic setting, and is recognized as a dynamic region for economic growth.

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About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities – including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.

At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to submit your CV, please email or call Trinity Health Physician Recruitment at (734) 343-2300.

Facility & Address

  • St. Peter's Health Partners MA - Ellis Medicine
  • Schenectady NY 12308


Contact Information

Katrina Back, Recruitment


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