Message from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Faxton–St. Luke’s Transitional Year Residency Program.  We are pleased to announce that we have received ACGME approval for 12 residency positions!  Our program will be participating in the NRMP with our first class starting in July 2023. 

The sponsoring program for Transitional Year is our General Surgery residency program with resident experiences also in Emergency Medicine, Inpatient Medicine, Ambulatory Clinics, ICU, and Elective opportunities across a variety of specialties. 

Our sponsoring institution, Faxton-St. Luke’s, is part of the Mohawk Valley Health System network, which is one of the largest healthcare systems in Central New York.  Having resettled almost 17,000 refugees, Utica offers residents the opportunity to care for patients from all over the world with a wide array of ethnic and cultural backgrounds and medical conditions. 

Our Transitional Year residents will become integral members of our residency teams within MVHS, and as such, enjoy the same privileges and responsibilities as all categorical residents.  MVHS has established residencies in Family Medicine, General Surgery, Psychiatry, Podiatry, Dental, and Pharmacy. 

We look forward to discussing our program with you in more detail.



Afsar Khan, M.D.

Program Director, Transitional Year Residency Program
Director of Emergency Department