Message from the Chief Resident

Message from the Chief Resident

"My memories of Saint Michael’s stems all the way back to my third year as a medical student when I did my internal medicine rotation. I was apprehensive about working in an inner city hospital in Newark as my first clinical rotation because I didn’t know what to expect. However, what I found changed the course of my career. I came to a place that was dripping with passion and steeped in knowledge. I was privileged to work with some of the most brilliant and compassionate physicians who dedicated their lives to taking care of a poor and impoverished community. However, I also found a residency that felt less like a residency and more like a family. Many of the residents who work or have worked at Saint Michael’s are foreign graduates. They left their home and family to come to a country where they didn’t know anyone and were immediately placed in a high stress environment. Since they had to spend so much time in the hospital they learned to find friendship and family in their own colleagues and this familial bond is what has made the residency experience special. No matter where I go I cannot replace the energy and atmosphere of Saint Michael’s and it is a hospital I am proud to call my own and a badge of honor I will carry with me for the rest of my life."