Joseph Siragusa, MD, PGY4, Chief Psychiatry Resident IV
I have been the executive chief resident at New Bridge Medical Center (NBMC) for the 2017-2018 academic year. I completed my undergraduate degree at NYU where I created my own area of study – Philosophy of Science and Medicine – and subsequently completed my medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine. Since I started in 2014, I have seen the NBMC residency program go through tremendous growth and improvement. The atmosphere is one of collegiality, collaboration, and learning. The residents play such an integral role in patient care and the program strikes such a delicate balance between enabling autonomy and offering support clinically, educationally, and personally. The variety in patient exposure is truly diverse, as is the presence of all psychiatry’s subspecialties. As the executive chief resident, I have had the opportunity to serve on multiple hospital committees and participate in resident recruitment, development, and selection.
After graduation, I will be joining the medical staff at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (a St. Barnabas facility) as well as developing a private practice in Bergen County. I feel my training at NBMC has afforded me the experience and confidence to function well as an attending psychiatrist.