Clinical Internship Program


Zacharay Zayac '11, a double major in psychology and biochemistry, spent a summer working alongside doctors and nurses as an intern in the ER at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan, N.Y.

Like Zayac, second-, third- and fourth-year students who need experience with direct patient care and the delivery of health care in our ever-changing health system are encouraged to participate in the Clinical Internship Program, at a local hospital just one mile from campus, and throughout the local community.

In an effort to enhance student engagement during the internship, a clinical competency training workshop is mandated for all interns during the orientation process. An information meeting and interviews take place at the beginning of every semester. Interns are expected to complete 50 hours during the semester. Internships are non-credit bearing, and are completed in addition to a normal, four-class schedule.

Below is a list of clinical internship opportunities available to students interested in health professions.

Finger Lakes Health

  1. Geneva General Hospital:
    • Acute Care Nursing - Medical Surgical Units
    • Adult Day Health Center
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Care Management (Discharge Planning)
    • Cardiopulmonary Services
    • Community Services & Marketing
    • Diagnostic Imaging
    • Dialysis Unit - Outpatient & Inpatient
    • Emergency Department
    • Family Birth Center
    • Finance & Patient Accounts
    • Garnsey Rehabilitation Center (PT, OT & Speech Therapy)
    • Long Term Care
    • Pathology
    • In-house Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Purchasing
  2. Finger Lakes Surgery Center:
  3. State-of-the-art outpatient surgery center. Services include endoscopy, ophthalmology, podiatry, otolaryngology, orthopedics, urology and anesthesiology.

  4. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital - Penn Yan Campus
    • John D. Kelly Behavioral Health Center/Inpatient Mental Health
    • Inpatient Mental Health Unit
    • Emergency Medicine
  5. Finger Lakes Health Outpatient Clinics
    • Family Practice (MD, NP & PA)--Serve uninsured and underinsured population in the area. Locations in Waterloo, Dundee and Clyde
    • Geneva Dermatology (MD)
    • Occupational Medicine
  6. Health System Employed Practitioners
    • Hospitalists
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Anesthesia
    • Physician Assistants
    • Nurse Practitioners
  7. Geriatrics (At GGH & SSMH & Waterloo)
    • Living Center at Geneva North
    • Huntington Living Center
    • The Homestead

FF Thompson Hospital (Canandaigua)

  • Surgery
  • Birthing Floor
  • Nutritionist
  • Lactation Consultant

Canandaigua Medical Group (Canandaigua)

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • OB/GYN

Finger Lakes Medical P.C.

  • Family Medicine (MD & NP) - Penn Yan
  • Geriatrics
  • Internal Medicine (MD)
  • Nephrology (MD)
  • Orthopedics (MD)
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (MD)
  • Pulmonology (MD)
  • Urgent Care Services
  • Urology

Geneva Community Health Center
Serves uninsured and underinsured population in the area. Spanish-speaking practitioners.

  • Family Practice
  • Internal Medicine
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nursing

LifeCare Family Practice, Waterloo

  • Family Practice (MD, NP, PA)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Women's Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Lab and X-ray
  • Mammography & Bone Density

Rushville Health Center

  • Family Practice (MD & NP)
  • Dental Services

Finger Lakes Medical Associates

  • Internal Medicine (MD, PA & NP)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (MD)
  • Pediatrics (MD & NP)
  • Nephrology (MD)
  • Urology (MD)


  • Geneva General Surgical Associates
  • Tri-County Surgical - General Surgeon
  • Finger Lakes Bone & Joint Center
  • Interlakes Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Michael Brady, DDS - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Ralph DeFelice, DDS, PC - Cosmetic and General Dentistry
  • Rodney Littlejohn, DDS, PC - Orthodontics
  • Lisa Mulkin, DDS – General, Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry
  • Joseph Drexler, DDS, PC - Family and Cosmetic Dentistry (Seneca Falls)


  • Clark Eye Care
  • Empire Vision


  • Richard Stout, MD
  • Harold Ross, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT)

  • Michael DeCicco, MD
  • Gregory Carnevale, MD

Physical Therapy

  • Finger Lakes Physical Therapy and Sports Care
  • Huson Physical Therapy
  • Prescription Physical Therapy
  • Happiness House


  • Finger Lakes Podiatry
  • Countryside Podiatry

Behavioral Health Services

  • Family Counseling Services of the Finger Lakes
  • Rape-Abuse-Crisis Counseling of the Finger Lakes
  • Child and Family Resource Center

Pharmacy - Retail

  • Rite-Aid
  • Wal-Mart
  • Wegmans
  • Walgreens


  • Lakeshore Animal Hospital
  • Seneca Falls Animal Hospital
  • Geneva Veterinary Hospital
  • Phelps Veterinary Hospital
  • Eastview Veterinary Clinic


More Info

For more information about clinical internship opportunities, please contact:

Scott MacPhail
Health Professions Counselor
(315) 781-3514


The Health Professions Club is a student-run organization that may be of interest to students in the Health Professions Program.

For more information about this organization or to learn about starting your own medical-themed club, contact Cully Semans ( in the Office of Student Activities.




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