Family Medicine


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At Stony Brook Southampton Family Medicine Residency Program we know that you want to be an excellent Family Medicine physician Image: Family Medicineequipped to practice in today’s dynamic medical landscape.  You need a robust family medicine training program that will fit your needs and open doors for you.  Many residency programs will only focus on requirements needed for ACGME, whereas we believe that a small community hospital, with university hospital resources, and a focus on social medicine with integrative medicine, Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and palliative medicine education, is the optimal environment to produce an ideal family medicine physician.

Here is how we do it:

  • Outpatient experience—we have 2 continuity clinic sites that are vastly different in patient population.
  • Rotation experience- in addition to the required curriculum, we offer training and rotations in Integrative Medicine, ONMM, Palliative Medicine and Social Medicine.
  • Community experience—we emphasize collaboration with our healthcare team and the surrounding community.


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Program Application Information:

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


Application Criteria:

  • Only apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s letter (Medical Student Performance Evaluation)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX transcript with Step I scores (required in order to review application)
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX transcript with Step II scores (both scores required by February 1st in order to be ranked)


Minimum Program Requirements:

  • USMLE and/or COMLEX transcript must show passing exam on all USMLE/COMLEX exams by the 2nd attempt
  • Graduation from one of the following within past 3 years:
    • A medical school in the United States or Canada accredited by Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
    • A college of osteopathic medical school in the United States, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
    • A medical school outside of the United States or Canada AND meets the following criteria:
      • Meets the New York State 12-week rule:  The individual must not have completed more than 12 weeks of clinical clerkship outside the home country of the school. 

        For schools that are exempt from this rule by New York State, refer to IMG Eligibility for Residency.
      • Additionally, these individuals must meet one of the following criteria:
        • Holds a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment]
        • Holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a United States licensing jurisdiction in his/her current ACGME specialty/subspecialty program
        • 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 one of the following:
  • a US citizen
  • a permanent resident
  • have employment authorization identification (EAD)
  • have a J-1 visa sponsored by ECFMG

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital does not sponsor H1B visas or any other visas for Graduate Medical Education training.


Resident Selection for Interviews

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Family Medicine program has a selection committee that consists of the Program Director, Associate Program Director(s), Program Coordinator, Faculty and select residents.  This committee reviews all applicants and is responsible for selecting applicants for interview, participating in the interview process and the final choice of applicants to be ranked in the NRMP match.

Applicants will be selected to interview, through ERAS, on the basis of residency program-related criteria such as preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communications skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Academic credentials include medical school grades and performance as reflected in documentation received directly from the school, COMLEX or USMLE scores. Letters of recommendation from supervisors, educators and peers, when appropriate, serve to provide additional information on personal characteristics are required and evaluated as well.

All candidates who are interviewed shall be given a sample copy of the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital agreement of appointment and a copy of the Eligibility and Selection Process policy.  An attestation will be required for candidates to sign stating the candidate has received a copy of the agreement of appointment and Eligibility and Selection policy prior to interview.



Note From The Leadership Team

We welcome you to the Stony Brook Family Medicine Residency Program at Southampton and are glad that you are interested in learning more about us.  The mission of our program is to create medical leaders with a commitment to life-long learning, and the ideals of Social Medicine. We employ the principles of evidence-based medicine and  translate this into providing excellent medical care to our patients. To that end, we offer training in Integrative Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, Biopsychosocial Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Addiction Medicine.  We emphasize the role of the physician as leader and put a premium on taking a comprehensive approach to the care of our patients in the office and hospital.

The program is located on the eastern end of Long Island, close to top rated beaches and natural beauty with easy access to airports and the New York metropolitan area. Southampton is a paradise for those who love the outdoors and watersports. The east end of Long Island is perfect for boating, swimming, windsurfing, waterskiing, fishing, hiking, cycling, golfing, etc.

We offer the best of both worlds with a world renowned medical school and academic affiliation combined with real world practical experience in a suburban setting.

All of our trainees experience a rotation in Social Medicine. The field of social medicine seeks to: understand how social and economic conditions impact health, disease and the practice of medicine, and foster conditions in which this understanding can lead to a healthier society. This rotation exposes trainees to ideas which will challenge their beliefs and compel self-reflection.  It will also help trainees broaden their understanding of entelechial processes as they relate to health and disease.


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Program Director
Daniel Van Arsdale, DO

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Associate Program Director
Francis Yoo, DO

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Program Coordinator
Tara Lavery
(631) 726-0409

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