Message from the Chief Resident
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.
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
Siva Prasad Maruboyina M.D.