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Osteopathic Family Practice Residency Program

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, the only teaching hospital in Niagara County, enjoys accreditation by the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Practice as an Osteopathic Family Practice Residency Program site. 

Our residency program's robust combination of didactic and practical training provides an outstanding learning experience for participating physicians. The program currently has 11 osteopathic family practice residents.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has 30 years of experience in training resident physicians in Family Medicine.  In fact, Family Medicine is the only residency program Memorial offers and our residents work closely with our attending physicians on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.  Our faculty members are interested in research and have published in the areas of patient safety, residency training and working with underserved populations. 

At Niagara Falls Memorial, residents have ample opportunities to deal with complex cases.  Our Summit Family Health Center is one of the busiest primary care offices in the area.  Residents also utilize our mobile clinic to provide care to migrant workers at nearby farms and see patients at the Niagara University Health Clinic.

Our resident physicians also assist in providing medical coverage for NCAA Division I athletes at Niagara University.

Program Direction

Director Jeffrey O. Burnett, D.O., a board certified primary care physician, is graduate of Canisius College and the University of New England School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Burnett is a clinical assistant professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has been in private practice since 2003 and has served on the staff at Lifetime Urgent Care since 2004. 

Dr. Burnett is an experienced preceptor – a practicing physician who instructs, trains, and supervises medical students and new physicians – and was honored as the 2011 University at Buffalo Family Medicine Preceptor of the Year.  He instructs osteopathic family practice resident physicians at the Summit Family Health Center,

For more information about our Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program or to apply to our program, please contact:

Jeffrey O. Burnett, D.O.
Hamilton B. Mizer Primary Care Center
501 10th St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Phone: (716) 278-4618
Fax (716) 285-8992


Mary Lynn Candella, R.N., B.S.N., P.H.R.
Director of Clinical and Physician Recruitment
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
621 10th Street
Niagara Falls, New York 14302
Phone: (716) 278-4642
Fax: (716) 278-4734

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