I am the Academic Chief Resident for the current academic year and an active member of the Council on Education at the New Jersey Psychiatric Association (NJPA), representing our residency program. I graduated with Distinctive Honors from Dow Medical College, Pakistan. Subsequently, I finished my training in acute medicine and graduated as a member of the Royal College of Physicians, London. My passion for psychiatry grew during my preceding clinical years while working as an internist and primary care physician.
Choosing the New Bridge Medical Center residency was certainly one of the best professional decisions I have made. This program nurtured my clinical and professional skills and enabled me to develop leadership qualities. During my residency, I have been involved in various hospital-resident committees, taken an active part in administrative meetings related to patient care, and acted as a liaison between our program and NJPA. This enabled me to refine my professional skills both as a physician and as an advocate for residents. Leading morning reports, noon conferences, and arranging visiting faculty lectures by professors from various prestigious institutions have all been very valuable responsibilities as a chief resident.
Clinical diversity, collaborative teamwork, and opportunities to engage in leadership positions are some of the distinguishing aspects of this great residency program. Being at the heart of the tri-state area, this program provides great opportunities to enjoy leisure time with family, with easy access to NYC and other metropolitan areas. There are also many excellent neighborhoods in which to live in the vicinity.
After completing this program, I feel confident in my skills as I go on to my fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Northwell Health – Northshore LIJ. I look forward to contributing to combating the opioid crisis we face at a national level.