Naeema Hassan, MD, PGY3

After relocating to the United States, where I raised my beautiful children, I started working as a research assistant at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. I found myself increasingly drawn to topics on mental illness. I realized, in addition to having an exceptional arsenal of training and skills, a psychiatrist must exhibit kindness, compassion, understanding, and patience. As I thought more and more about sickness and death, it became clear the art of medicine is not complete without empathy. I frequently recalled of the aphorism, “To cure sometime, to relieve often, and to comfort always.”

As a resident physician at New Bridge Medical Center, I have had the opportunity to work with patients of different races, religions, and age groups. My experience at New Bridge Medical Center was challenging, enriching, rewarding, and educational, with abundant opportunities for research, teaching, and learning. I could not be happier with my choice to train at New Bridge Medical Center. The faculty here is so incredibly supportive and the training is exceptional. My colleagues are some of the kindest, most caring and passionate individuals I have ever met, and I am very fortunate to be able to call the program my home. My experiences at New Bridge allowed me to achieve my professional goal of obtaining a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Virginia



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