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."