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Residency Programs

Family Medicine Program

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Diversity Statement

The Department of Family Medicine is committed to an inclusive and respectful environment as demonstrated by its commitment to recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students. We pride ourselves on the delivery of quality patient care for diverse populations and the implementation of research to reduce health disparities.

The Highest of Standards

Niagara Falls Memorial proudly offers a three-year Family Medicine Residency Program. Our department strives to achieve high standards of education, research, and patient care with the goal of bringing family medicine to our local community. This is supported by our faculty, who are very enthusiastic about teaching both residents and medical students.

As we are an unopposed residency program our residents do not have to compete for personal teaching time or procedural exposure. This type of environment allows for one-on-one personal training and unlimited learning opportunities.

Our Family Medicine Residency is committed to helping the community, which has an underserved population. Our residents go into the community and give educational talks on any disease state our region deals with. We also go to migrant farmworker camps from July to November to perform physicals and medical assessment on workers who rarely have the time or the means to see a physician regularly.

Our program’s academic affiliation with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) extends beyond the residency program. We also are a clinical education teaching site for medical students completing clinical rotations.

We treat our residents as family. We are here to support both residents and students to become the best physicians they can be.

We are looking for team-oriented residents to join our program. If you are looking for a well-rounded educational experience in a supportive, team-oriented environment the Niagara Falls Family Residency is the place for you.

Our Community

The program is located in Niagara Falls, NY, USA, a border city that attracts millions of visitors eager to experience the world-famous cataracts each year. We are just 20 minutes from downtown Buffalo, about an hour from Toronto, Ontario, and less than 90 minutes from Rochester.

Western New York offers four beautiful seasons, a host of cultural and recreational opportunities, and tremendous housing values. It’s home to numerous private and public universities, museums, parks, ski resorts, art galleries, and professional sports teams (Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits, Buffalo Beauts, and Buffalo Bisons) as well as the world-renowned Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

To learn more, please call us at (716) 278-4618. 

Residency Program

Education and Training

How to apply 

We accept applications for our Family Medicine Residency Program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Our Curriculum 


Our conferences and seminars encompass the full spectrum of Family Medicine topics so you can build a foundation for your practice, advance your skills, and stay current on important trends.

Teaching Duties

Throughout your rotations, as a resident physician, you will have the opportunity to teach medical students during pre-rounds and throughout the day. You will supervise them as they conduct patient exams and write progress notes. 

Curriculum by Year 

Niagara Falls Memorial’s location in the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Corridor gives our Family Medicine residents convenient access to learning opportunities in specialty programs such as transplant medicine, trauma care, cardiac surgery, and cancer care at such institutions as the Buffalo General Medical Center, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Gates Vascular Institute and South Buffalo Mercy Hospital.

Throughout the year residents will be receiving inpatient and outpatient experience as well as having the opportunity to treat students and staff at the Niagara University Health Clinic while utilizing Memorial’s mobile clinic to provide care to migrant workers at nearby farms.