Family Medicine

About the Program

Image: Family MedicineThe Family Medicine residency is a comprehensive training program, which instructs physicians in the care of the entire family.

The program focuses on the complex bio-medical skills needed by physicians to provide total healthcare to their patients and not just disease management. Our educational philosophy is that disease is not a random occurrence, thus our primary focus is on evidence based preventive medicine.

However, the best evidence-based approach is fruitless unless the physician can influence their patients to implement the necessary changes needed to promote a health sustaining life style. To that end, our program teaches clinicians how to be medical leaders, who can inspire patients to make those changes and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Criteria for Applicants

  • Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) applications only
  • All applicants will be ranked and matched through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Your Dean's letter (Medical Student Performance Evaluation)
  • Your medical school transcript
  • Your personal statement
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript with Step I (required for application), and Step II CS and CK (required by February 1st in order to be ranked)
  • A photograph is highly recommended by the Ranking Committee
  • Each application is reviewed on the basis of its own merits

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) OR
  • Graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, accredited by the American OsteopathicAssociation (AOA), OR
  • Graduation from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada AND meeting the following additional qualifications:
  1. Graduates must comply with the New York State “12week rule”: the individual must not have completed more than 12 weeks of clinical clerkship outside the hom country of the school, unless graduated from one of the schools exempted by New York State
  2. Additionally, these individuals must meet one of the following criteria

a.  holds a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment, OR

b.   holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a United States licensing jurisdiction in his or her current ACGME specialty/subspecialty program, OR

c.   have graduated from a medical school outside the United States and has completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.

  • Candidates must be must be a US citizen, permanent resident, have employment authorization identification (EAD), or have a J-1 visa sponsored by ECFMG. Stony Brook University Hospital does not
    sponsor H1B visas or other visas for GME training.
  • Residency Appointment is contingent upon demonstrating successful completion of USMLE (Step 1, Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS on the 2nd attempt) or COMLEX (Level 1, Level 2 CE and Level 2 PE on the 2nd
    attempt) examinations.

How to Apply

Program Name Institution ACGME ID (in ERAS) NRMP Program Code
Family Medicine Stony Brook Southampton Hospital 1203521408 2919120C0

Daniel Van Arsdale, DO

Program Director
Daniel Van Arsdale, DO


Program Coordinator
Tara Lavery

(631) 726-0409

For additional information on the Department of Family, Population, and Preventative Medicine, click here.