To say I am forever grateful to the staff and faculty at New Bridge Medical Center is an understatement. During these four years of training at NBMC, I met numerous role models I strive to emulate to this day.
The excellent support from the Program Director and faculty challenged us to work diligently and I am thankful to them for converting our mistakes into lessons, pressure into productivity, and skills into strengths. They really knew how to bring out the best in us to provide compassionate care to all our patients and become well-rounded psychiatrists.
At NBMC, we rotated through multiple disciplines such as child, geriatric, addiction, consultation-liaison, ER, and outpatient; these were all on one campus, making it easy to make the best use of time. Each rotation provided opportunities to learn, excel, and get involved in research. I am confident and feel more than prepared for the demands of my fellowship training in Psychosomatics at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital.
NBMC was a perfect fit for me and some of the highlights were:
Working with fun, yet dedicated, excellent co-residents; the approachable and supportive program director; the experienced and motivated-to-teach attendings; the internationally renowned visiting faculty.
Other highlights were the exposure to a diverse patient population with routine, as well as very rare pathology; working independently as a junior attending on electives in my senior year; the extensive teaching in the daily morning reports; the educational conferences, and grand rounds. The hospital campus is also a clean and pleasant environment in which to practice and learn.