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“As intern year is coming to an end, I look back at my year at University of Maryland Medical Center – Midtown Campus as an enriching and fulfilling experience. I feel humbled and fortunate to have practiced medicine among my colleagues and seniors who have taught me so much. The most important aspect of this residency program in particular is the friendly work environment that is comparable to a close-knit family. Many of the current attending physicians have trained here for residency and stayed on as faculty, which speaks volumes about the program. The Program Director, Dr. Chow, is the glue that holds the program together; he truly cares about resident wellness and is supportive of our career goals. In addition, the residency training at this community program is truly challenging and diverse as we treat the complex patients of Baltimore city. I feel that I have grown as a physician over this past year, and I am glad that I matched here for my transitional year! ” 

 

Aleeza Abbasi, MD
Transitional Year resident
Class of 2018

 

“I wanted to come to the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus for my transitional year because of the well-rounded training that the diverse medical and surgical curriculum allows. In addition to the medical training on the medical floors and in the ICU, several months of rotations are in the emergency department, in the operating room, and also in an ambulatory setting that offers hands-on experience in surgical specialties such as otolaryngology, ophthalmology, and urology. The program also gave me the opportunity to dedicate some time to my research interests. The commitment to excellence and the passion for innovation exhibited by everyone I met during my year at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus embodies the type of physician I want to be.” 

 

Etienne Schönbach, MD
Transitional Year resident
Class of 2018

 

“The stand- out character of the UMMC Midtown Hospital residency program is our community.  The program consists of a small class of 20 interns with 16 residents, who are all work together to make the program successful for everyone individually, and for the group as a whole.  There is a wide array of staff we are all able to come to know on a personal level and to work together as an interdisciplinary team taking care of patients.  All the attending hospitalists are approachable, skilled in teaching, and interested in getting to know the residents.  The intimate collegiality and team work environment we have here can only be found in small community hospital settings like Midtown. At Midtown, residents are the heart of the hospital.  We are the rapid response team, and we run most of the codes.  In the ICU, we work with a fellow from Downtown and have plenty of opportunities to do procedures, as well as in the ED, and to scrub in on surgeries during our surgery rotation for Transitional Year interns. Every program will end up being what we take from the program, and the program at Midtown has a lot to offer.”

Suehyb Alkhatib, MD
Transitional Year resident
Class of 2017