Message from the Chief Resident

Message from the Chief Resident

Dear Applicants,

Welcome to the Saint Michael’s Internal medicine residency program. Thank you for your interest in our program. I hope this website gives you a sense of what makes Saint Michael’s Medical Center (SMMC) a truly exceptional place to pursue your residency training.

The residency program is committed to outstanding resident training, while fostering a supportive and collaborative environment with emphasis on continuous improvement. Our Graduates go on to develop successful careers in primary care, hospital medicine and various subspecialties around the country.

Resident Life:
As residents of SMMC we pride ourselves in working well together both inside and outside the hospital. We find the time to enjoy each other’s company in the culturally rich environment in downtown Newark, NJ. Additionally, we are also close to downtown New York with the best commuter system in New Jersey, which allows us to enjoy all that New York and New Jersey has to offer.

Beyond traditional teaching for residents and medical students on wards and in noon lectures, this year we have formed mentorship groups within the residency to allow our trainees the opportunity to work with a small, core group of colleagues. These groups work together on distinct, resident-driven Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Projects throughout the year. The resident response to this opportunity has been overwhelmingly positive and could not be possible without the leadership of Dr. Joseph DePasquale, who serves as the clinic preceptor and Program Director. The teaching and academic faculty, through their commitment to teaching and collegial attitude towards residents, makes a perfect environment to enrich your skills. We hope that these “neighborhoods” will continue to strengthen the close-knit, collegial community that we have all enjoyed during our time at Saint Michael’s medical center.

Thank you again for considering Saint Michael’s Medical Center in your search for an Internal Medicine training program. Personally, I cannot be happier to have spent three years as a resident here and am honored and excited to be here for my Chief Year, pursuing my passion in a gastroenterology fellowship. I do hope you have an opportunity to visit the place we all so happily call home. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any additional questions.

Siva Prasad Maruboyina M.D.
Chief Resident