Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders in Medicine and Surgery

Catholic Health’s Good Samaritan University Hospital is a leader in undergraduate and graduate medical education. Through our medical residency programs, we will help you take the next step in your medical career: to become a skilled leader in medicine and surgery. 

As a resident, you will receive training from our board-certified physicians and faculty members who are experts in their fields. Your well-rounded experiences give you exposure to the most advanced technologies and a diverse patient population.

Our Medical Education Program

Good Samaritan University Hospital is a major clinical campus for the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM). As one of six hospitals in the Catholic Health system, we are able to support core and elective medical student rotations at all of these hospitals located across Long Island. 

Located in West Islip, New York, Good Samaritan University Hospital opened its doors in 1959. Throughout the years, modernization and renovations have made what was once a small community hospital into the hospital that it is today. The hospital is part of Catholic Health, a highly awarded health care system on Long Island. In addition to the training you receive at Good Samaritan University Hospital, there’s a good chance you will have exposure to the expertise offered at other Catholic Health facilities.

Learn about Good Samaritan University Hospital

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Good Samaritan University Hospital serves a thriving community on Long Island. As a Long Islander, you will enjoy our 118-mile stretch of beautiful beaches, diverse cultures, and unique arts and entertainment. You will be just a quick drive or train ride away from New York City.

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Good Samaritan University Hospital offers our residents a competitive salary and benefits package. Some residency programs offer additional perks to help you as you learn.


  • PGY 1 $69,275
  • PGY 2 $72,365
  • PGY 3 $75,455
  • PGY 3 Chief $77,955
  • PGY 4 $78,545
  • PGY 4 Chief $81,045
  • PGY 5 $80,605
  • PGY 6 $82,665


  • Health and dental insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Medical malpractice insurance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • $900 CME conference stipend annually; increases to $1,900 CME conference stipend in final year of primary residency training
  • $2,400 meal stipend*
  • $3,000 housing stipend*
  • $1,000 travel stipend*
  • Free parking
  • Lab coats

*Included in salary

  • Surgery Residency Program at St. Catherine of Siena Hospital
  • Psychiatry Residency Program at St. Catherine of Siena Hospital
  • Emergency Medicine Residency Program at St. Joseph Hospital
  • Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Joseph Hospital
  • Transitional Rotating Internship (TRI) at St. Joseph Hospital

Explore Our Residency and Fellowship Programs

Emergency Medicine Residency

Family Medicine Residency

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship

OB/GYN Residency

Pediatric Residency

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency

Podiatric Residency

Hear From Our Residents

"I love Long Island."—Danielle Tisser, OB/GYN resident

Watch as Danielle and other Good Samaritan University Hospital residents share what they enjoy best about learning and living on Long Island.

Meet Our Leaders


Catherine G. Caronia, MD

Chairman, Department of Medical Education
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Critical Care
Associate Dean, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics/Cohen Children’s Medical Center (formerly known as Schneider Children’s Hospital) - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Pediatric Critical Care/Cohen Children’s Medical Center (formerly known as Schneider Children’s Hospital) - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
  • Pediatric Critical Care

Former and first female President of the Medical Board, Chairman of Good Samaritan Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education Department, Chairman of Pediatrics, Associate Dean, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of Pediatric Critical Care Services, Catherine G. Caronia, MD, FAAP, FCCP, joined Good Samaritan Hospital in 1997.

Dr. Caronia is responsible for the development of the hospital's highly advanced pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). The PICU at Good Samaritan Hospital is the only dedicated ICU for children on Suffolk’s south shore. In addition, she has managed to coordinate the development of Pediatric Specialty services at Good Samaritan Hospital to encompass a wide degree of services. These specialty care services are available to care for the pediatric patient requiring in-patient care as well as out-patient care which is provided at the Center for Pediatric Specialty Care.

Samantha Sferrazza, Graduate Medical Education Manager

Undergraduate: B.S. in Business Management, St. John's University, Queens, NY

Graduate: Master of Healthcare Administration with a minor in Informatics, St. Joseph’s University,

Philadelphia, PA

Phone:  631-376-4163

FAX:  631-376-3420

Felicia Rebele, CHSLI Student Rotations Supervisor

Undergraduate: B.A in Criminal Justice, Briarcliffe College, Patchogue, NY 

Graduate: Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Health Care, Long Island University Post, Brooksville, NY

Phone:  631-376-4163

FAX:  631-376-3420

Kisha Belez, GME Coordinator for St. Joseph and St. Catherine’s Hospital

Undergraduate: B.S. in Biology, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Office Line: 516-520-2538

Fax: 516-520-2728

Wendy Parwana, Program Coordinator, PM&R Residency at Mercy Hospital

Undergraduate: B.S. in Professional Studies (Computer Programming), DeVry University

Graduate: MBA in Healthcare & Management, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY

T: 516-705-3954

F: 516-705-3968