New Assistant Residency Director - Stephanie Catanese, MD
Dr. Stephanie Catanese has been named Assistant Residency Director. We are pleased to have her join the residency leadership team!
Internal Medicine Residency Wellness Committee
The inaugural meeting of the IM Residency Wellness Committee was held this spring and welcomed new intern members this past July. The group is led by Chief Resident Page Widick and consists of residents from all tracks and PG years. Faculty members from all three participating institutions also serve in an advisory capacity. The group meets regularly with the dual goals of developing a database of useful mental and physical health resources for residents, as well as the creation of events and activities that will promote self-care and combat burnout among our residents.
Procedure Rotation & Simulation Grant
Under the leadership of Dr. Andrew Levinson from the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, a simulation-based procedure rotation enters its second year in AY 2016-2017. Residents use high fidelity simulation manikins based not only at the Rhode Island Hospital Simulation Center, but also "in situ" simulation utilizing a procedure room (proximally located to patient care areas) in order to be able to practice bedside procedures immediately prior to performing the procedure on actual patients under supervision.
Center for Primary Care (CPC) Continuity Clinic Curriculum
The resident primary care continuity clinic has initiated a new interactive ambulatory curriculum, under the direction of Faculty member Mindy Sobota, MD. The curriculum is posted on the new Brown IM Canvas website (see below) and available for review prior to the educational session, employing a “flipped classroom” format. Early experience has been very positive and modules are expanding, with substantial input from residents, in particular members of the Clinician-educator Track.
Residency is inevitably one of the most challenging times of your life. What I looked for during interviews was a program that acknowledged and emphasized the importance of life outside of work. At my interview I could sense that this was true of Brown. I am grateful, not only for all that I have learned from my co-residents and attendings, but also for the experiences we share outside of the hospital.
Yetunde Asiedu, MD - GIM/Primary Care
My experience at Brown has exceeded my expectations. I am very fortunate to be training in a supportive environment that is intellectually challenging. My experiences at Brown are providing me the skills and tools to reach my career goals. I hope you strongly consider Brown and all the program has to offer!
Alisha Goodrum, MD - GIM
The program clearly prioritizes teaching good medicine for the purpose of taking excellent care of patients. The patient population is exceptionally diverse, with opportunities to work with multiple immigrant and refugee populations, yet the community of Providence feels small and close-knit. The area attracts people who want to live in a city, yet still know their neighbors and balance life outside of the hospital.
Jaclyn Shameklis, MD - GIM
What has been confirmed every day since starting this program was my suspicion that I was coming to place deeply concerned with the well-being and growth of its residents. There is a community of support that surrounds each of us every day we come to the hospital. Whether it be the nurses, attendings, or my fellow residents I know I am surrounded by likeminded people whose passion is for caring for others and whose goals are aimed at fostering an environment that best supports that outcome.
Ari Pelcovitz, MD - Categorical
The residents at Brown are some of the most energetic, kind, and knowledgeable people I have ever met. I am constantly impressed by the second and third year residents, who know more than I ever thought imaginable at this point in their careers.
Pooja Pandit, MD - Categorical
In choosing a residency program, I also looked for a diversity of experience including opportunities to work abroad. The Moi Program at Brown is a well-established exchange program with a hospital in Kenya where Brown residents can rotate during their research months. Even at home in Providence, residents rotate through three very different hospitals, each with their own unique patient population.
Nicholas Nassikas, MD - Categorical
Upon arriving to Brown I was impressed by the surplus of role models among my attendings and resident peers. It is inspiring to learn from such an exemplary group of humanists, and a privilege to have so many opportunities to model excellent medicine. The culture of Brown is one of intellectual rigor supported by a strong foundation of collegiality, sense of family, and tireless drive to advocate for patients.
Breton Roussell, MD - Categorical
When I found out that I matched at Brown for Internal Medicine, I was thrilled and overjoyed. From the moment I interviewed, I could sense it was a special place full of very special people. I was impressed by the culture of collegiality, community, and collaboration. To date, I have not been disappointed with my experiences.
Chiazotam Ekekezie, MD - Categorical
Internal Medicine Residency Programs Rhode Island Hospital
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