First-year Internal Medicine Residents
DIANA ESPINOZA, MD - UNIVERSIDAD DE CUENCA FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS MÉDICAS
Career Goals: I want to pursue a fellowship after my residency.
What I like about MacNeal: The kindness of every one who works here as well as the patients makes you feel grateful for being part of this family, we are a team and I am very humble to be part of it. MacNeal provides the perfect environment to learn from a diverse patient population while growing up as a human being and a physician.
Interests outside of Medicine: Books and cross-fit are my passion, and I love Mexican food! Nothing better than tacos!
FANNY GIRON, MD - UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE HONDURAS NUESTRA SEÑORA REINA DE LA PAZ FACULTAD EN CIENCIAS DE LA SALUD
Career Goals: I want to pursue a fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal provides great learning opportunities due to its multicultural community. The family atmosphere makes you feel at home. The faculty, residents and staff are very nice, supportive and welcoming.
Interests outside of Medicine: I love watching soccer games, movies and traveling.
BUDDHI HATHARALIYADDA, MD - ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Career Goals: I would like to do a fellowship after my residency training. I have taken interest in critical care and Infectious disease so far, but I like to explore more before finally deciding.
What I like about MacNeal: The most important thing that drew me to MacNeal was its people. From administration to co-residents, everyone I met during the interview-day seemed very approachable and collegial. Next, due to the diverse population we serve at MacNeal I knew I would see a range of pathology with varying presentations and learn a lot, which also made me excited about my training at MacNeal.
Interests outside of Medicine: I love traveling! I think exploring various cuisines and cultures is one of the best ways to spend my free time. I also enjoy spending time outdoors a lot; it could be anything from hiking in a nice trail to relaxing in a beach. I also love poetry, both writing and reading. Meditation, yoga and staying active are also part of my life!
ZAIN JAVED, MD - SHIFA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Career Goals: To be a competent physician and ensure the best healthcare for my patients.
What I like about MacNeal: I like the myriad of pathologies patients present with at MacNeal. This in combination with such helpful and supportive faculty, seniors and staff ensures an ideal learning environment.
Interests outside of Medicine: I really enjoy playing sports like basketball, cricket and table tennis. My personal favorite, however, is soccer, which I also follow passionately. Along with sports, I also enjoy playing guitar and ukulele. My other hobbies include reading about history of the world, playing chess and making latte art.
DIANA KREPPEL, MD - TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN, FAKULTÄT FÜR MEDIZIN
Career Goals: I just started intern year and currently my goal is to stay open-minded and try to benefit from every rotation as much as possible.
What I like about MacNeal: The best part of the residency program so far is the camaraderie among residents. Despite having different cultural backgrounds there is so much more that we have in common. I think that all of us consider medicine and residency in particular as a team effort and working with people you laugh with and like to hang out outside of the hospital has such a great impact on the work environment. In addition, the faculty is approachable and invested in teaching. I moved to the U.S. for residency and wanted to be in a city with a high quality of life. I love living in Chicago and being within walking distance of the lake, parks and downtown with all its museums, bars and restaurants.
Interests outside of Medicine: Skiing; strolling, running or cycling along the shore of Lake Michigan; trying out new cuisines; watching my stocks rise; listening to classical and film music and currently growing basil and zucchini.
MANUEL MANRIQUE, MD- UNIVERSIDAD PERUANA DE CIENCIAS APLICADAS (UPC) ESCUELA DE MEDICINA
Career Goals: I plan to pursue a fellowship in cardiology and in the future fly back to Peru to create a medical NGO.
What I like about MacNeal: It is a pleasure to find a place like MacNeal that focus on medicine, teaching how to give the best of our skills as physician to treat our patients. I also love the friendly environment with co-interns, seniors and attendings. I am convinced that MacNeal is the best place to improve my medical skills.
Interests outside of Medicine: I love to spend as much time as I can with my family. I love soccer and I am the biggest fan of Cienciano, my city’s soccer team. I also enjoy cooking and as a big foodie, I can try new food from all over the world here in Chicago!
GABINO MAZA, MD - UNIVERSIDAD DE SAN CARLOS FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS MÉDICAS
Career Goals: To pursue a fellowship in gastroenterology.
What I like about MacNeal: There is a friendly environment among the staff. The patient population is diverse and you get to learn a lot from each patient. There are a lot of educational opportunities, the faculty are dedicated to the resident education and everyone is approachable.
Interests outside of Medicine: Outdoor activities, reading novels, play soccer and tennis.
DEYGER NAVARRETE, MD - UNIVERSIDAD DEL ZULIA FACULTAD DE MEDICINA
Career Goals: To pursue a fellowship in endocrinology.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal Hospital has a family-like atmosphere that provides the ideal environment for learning. Faculty members, other residents and hospital staff are very encouraging and approachable. MacNeal also provides quality medical education and plenty of opportunities to interact with diverse patient populations and to cooperate with many specialists, not only to deliver the best care to patients but also to assure the necessary exposure to all medical fields for an excellent training experience.
Interests outside of Medicine: I am an avid videogame player, proud holder of some regional and national awards in my country. I am always ready to spend time with friends and family. I enjoy exploring new places and food, and get to know different cultures and people. I like to cook and the experimentation in the kitchen. Although I am not a big fan of sports, I have a small business dedicated to sportswear retailing with my own brand, which nowadays I enjoy to manage during my free time because I am also interested in marketing and entrepreneurship.
SWATHI RAO, MD - KEMPEGOWDA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Career Goals: To pursue a career in cardiology.
What I like about MacNeal: "We are MacNeal." MacNeal is home to a lot of diversity. People from different backgrounds and cultures come together to find common ground with one goal: patient care. There is abundant team spirit and enthusiasm to reach above and beyond. There is clinical and academic learning and increasing focus on research with a faculty that is very supportive and approachable. We here are a close-knit family with connections built to last a lifetime.
Interests outside of Medicine: Avid reader, enjoy books of all genres. Dog owner and lover. Movie-buff, Netflix-binger. Amateur cook, experienced foodie. Singer, writer, actor, traveler. Realist.
HARISH RAVIPATI, MD - GUNTUR MEDICAL COLLEGE
Career Goals: I am interested in cardiology fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal has a family like environment and good cultural diversity. The program leadership takes care of resident well-being, training and has an organized plan for education. I am quite confident that MacNeal will shape me into a well-rounded physician.
Interests outside of Medicine: I like swimming and listening to music. I love traveling and learning about different cultures and their history.
DANIELE RESTIFO, MD - UNIVERSIDAD DEL ZULIA FACULTAD DE MEDICINA
Career Goals: I would like to improve my skills in the practice of medicine, in order to provide quality healthcare to each one of my patients. I also plan to pursue a cardiology fellowship after residency.
What I like about MacNeal: What I like the most about this institution is the great work atmosphere, the way the staff take care of patients with passion and humanity; and the numerous opportunities that MacNeal gives us to learn new medical skills every single day.
Interests outside of Medicine: I like hanging out with my family and friends, traveling and trying new food. I also enjoy listening to music and going to concerts.
RAUL RODRIGUEZ, MD - UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA ESCUELA DE MEDICINA LUIS RAZETTI
Career Goals: To improve my clinical skills and to enter an ID fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal fosters an atmosphere in which working every day is enjoyable. There is a good interaction between residents themselves and with the staff, as well as a lot of learning opportunities. With a diverse patient population to learn from, I feel MacNeal gives me an opportunity to improve my skills as a clinician.
Interests outside of Medicine: Traveling, exploring Chicago and its surroundings, trying out new food in the city, learning from new cultures, reading, binge watching series.
MARIA JOSE ZABALA, MD - UNIVERSIDAD PRIVADA DEL VALLE FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS DE LA SALUD
Career Goals: I am interested in pursuing a fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: I really like the working environment at MacNeal, everyone is welcoming, friendly and always willing to help. We have approachable faculty that is invested in our growth as physicians. Our patient population is diverse, which provides infinite learning opportunities.
Interests outside of Medicine: I really enjoy outdoor activities. Love traveling, exploring new places and different cuisines. I like to hang out with friends, go to concerts, and movies.
ROMMEL ZERPA, MD - UNIVERSIDAD DEL ZULIA FACULTAD DE MEDICINA
Career Goals: I want to become an outstanding clinician, pursue a Gastroenterology fellowship, and find the right balance between life and work.
What I like about MacNeal: I have found that MacNeal offers an amazing environment to grow not only professionally, but also as a person and I saw a snapshot of this during my interview day. Being here, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that there is a great network of support from everyone in the healthcare team; it feels like a big family. Every day is a thrill with new learning opportunities, from attending physicians and the diverse community of patients. The new alliance with Loyola Medicine entices me with new academic opportunities. Berwyn offers calmness and a relaxing atmosphere, while the closeness of Chicago allows you to explore exciting activities.
Interests outside of Medicine: Karaoke, going to the gym, watching action movies, visiting new restaurants and eating tons of great food, as well as spending time with my family, girlfriend and friends! P.S: I have not played soccer in a very long time, and I played again here with my co-interns and residents, who now I can call my friends!
Second-year Internal Medicine Residents
DANIEL ALCANTAR - UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE GUADALAJARA FACULTAD DE MEDICINA
Career Goals: My goal is to match into a gastroenterology fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: At MacNeal, they aspire to create a family atmosphere among the residents and staff. I like the exposure given to us, allowing us to rotate in several different subspecialties and elective rotations.
Interests outside of Medicine: I like to travel, spend time with my family, eat, play and watch football and soccer.
RAISA GABRIELA ALVAREZ - UNIVERSIDAD DE GUAYAQUIL FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS MEDICAS
Career Goals: To be a competent physician and to pursue a fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal has a friendly environment and they are very supportive. There is a diverse patient population which will provide you with excellent clinical experience. The faculty is outstanding and approachable.
Interests outside of Medicine: I like to hang out with friends, explore the city and travel.
RICHARD SAVIO FERNANDES ALMEIDA - MAHATMA GANDHI MISSION'S MEDICAL COLLEGE, NAVI MUMBAI
Career Goals: To advance my knowledge, develop competencies and hone my skills in the practice of medicine in order to provide quality healthcare to my patients. To pursue a fellowship in the field of cardiology or gastroenterology.
What I like about MacNeal: The opportunity to work under the guidance and mentorship of highly-reputed faculty and to teach internal medicine to medical students. I found the commitment to each resident’s career development and the atmosphere, characterized by warmth and camaraderie, particularly appealing.
Interests outside of Medicine: I am an avid musician and a member of a rock band, “The Phalanx.” Composing music and learning to play multiple musical instruments is my passion. I love travelling, exploring new places and learning about and interacting with people from diverse cultures. I enjoy watching documentaries on archaeology, geography, meteorology, astrophysics and survival skills and keeping myself updated with the latest technology.
MUKARRAM AMINE, DO - LAKE ERIE COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
Career Goals: I am interested in pursuing a fellowship in gastroenterology.
What I like about MacNeal: The culture of the hospital, and the culture of the program, are oriented towards nurturing the residents as competent and caring physicians, and I can definitely feel that in the camaraderie and structure in the program.
Interests outside of Medicine: I enjoy everything outdoors: running, biking, hiking, skiing, surfing, swimming. I play as much basketball as I can. I also love to travel with my wife, and explore new foods and cuisines, then try to recreate them at home.
PRACHI JAIN - GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE NAGPUR
Career Goals: To pursue a fellowship in hematology/oncology.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal not only has great teaching and mentoring but also is home to some of the happiest residents. It has numerous didactic learning opportunities, as well as a diverse patient population, which helps develop independent clinical skills and judgment.
Interests outside of Medicine: I love traveling, painting and reading.
SRI MAHATHI PRIYANKA KALIPATNAPU - ANDHRA MEDICAL COLLEGE
Career Goals: My main goal is to become a physician with high clinical acumen. I have special interests in cardiology and nephrology and I would like to pursue a fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal is an excellent place to do residency because of the diverse patient population and focus on academics. MacNeal also has a family-like atmosphere with encouraging faculty, senior residents, welcoming staff and friendly colleagues.
Interests outside of Medicine: I enjoy playing Carnatic classical music on the violin and writing poetry and short stories. I like to do yoga and meditation and I am a nature lover. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends.
ADELINE MANOHAR - COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE OF THE PACIFIC - WESTERN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Career Goals: Primary care, but I am also open to pursuing a fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: The faculty, staff and residents at MacNeal provide a very supportive environment!
Interests outside of Medicine: I'm always ready to travel and see the world. As much as I like adventures, I’m also homebody - I like spending time with family, friends, and binge watching Netflix shows and movies.
JUAN PABLO PORTOCARRERO CACERES - UNIVERSIDAD CIENTIFICA DEL SUR FACULTAD DE MEDICINA HUMANA
Career Goal: Nephrology.
Why MacNeal? I decided on MacNeal because of the quality medical education, hands-on patient care, exposure to a wide clinical pathology, and because of the multicultural work environment.
Interests outside of Medicine: I like to watch sports, especially soccer. I also attempt to see as many live music events as possible.
NIRALI RAMANI - PRAMUKHSWAMI MEDICAL COLLEGE
Career Goals: I want to pursue a fellowship in gastroenterology.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal is a great program; it provides the ideal environment for growth. Everyone in the program is very supportive, encouraging and approachable. I feel lucky to work with great co-interns, seniors and awesome chief residents who make you feel like family.
Interests outside of Medicine: I enjoy traveling, watching movies, playing sports and cooking.
CLAUDIA GISSELL RODRIGUEZ - UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE HONDURAS FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS MEDICAS
Career Goals: I want to pursue a fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: I love the family environment, the great relationship with faculty members and the exposure to a diverse patient population.
Interests outside of Medicine: I love food! I like trying food from different places and cooking. I also enjoy watching movies and reading a good book.
JORGE ALEJANDRO DORIA MEDINA SANCHEZ - ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Career Goals: To pursue a fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal has a very friendly, family-like environment that helps us feel at ease as we continue to grow as physicians. The staff is incredibly helpful and always willing to help. The program is well-balanced, has a diverse patient population, and is a very dynamic place to work.
Interests outside of Medicine: I enjoy playing soccer, biking and the outdoors. I am also big on food - and Chicago delivers.
PAOLA ANDREA SANCHEZ - UNIVERSIDAD DEL ZULIA FACULTAD DE MEDICINA
Career Goals: To pursue a cardiology or endocrinology fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: I was impressed with the camaraderie that prevails throughout the program. I am happy to be a part of the MacNeal family for the next three years, plus the hospital has a great location in a nice neighborhood close to Chicago.
Interests outside of Medicine: I love photography but my real passions are traveling and cooking. Meeting new people and experiencing different cultures is exciting for me. I love experimenting in the kitchen.
JAMES ROBERT TOBIN - ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Career Goals: I plan to pursue a career in hospital medicine.
What I like about MacNeal: My first experience at MacNeal Hospital was completing my sub-internship. The staff and residents were very friendly and welcoming; I knew right away that MacNeal was a good fit for me. The learning environment, as well as the approachability of the attendings and senior residents, was something that really hit home. I felt as though I was part of the team from day one and I'm excited to continue at MacNeal in a larger role.
Interests outside of Medicine: My interests outside of medicine include outdoor activities, running, and playing guitar. I also enjoy listening to live music and I'm an avid Chicago sports fan.
JOSE LUIS ZABALA - UNIVERSIDAD DE GUAYAQUIL FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS MEDICAS
Career Goals: I am pursuing a fellowship in critical care.
What I like about MacNeal: With great satisfaction I must confess I am glad I found a place like MacNeal Hospital to start my Internal Medicine Residency training. The Internal Medicine Residency Program at MacNeal Hospital provides plenty of opportunity to both interact with a diverse patient population and cooperate with other specialties to always deliver the best possible care to our patients. Furthermore, the family-like environment at MacNeal Hospital - which is unique and priceless - facilitates a fluid communication with consultants. I firmly believe it will help me stay on top of the latest developments in multiple specialties and contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge.
Interests outside of Medicine: Unquestionably, being a proud father of a four-year-old child has given me a valuable insight to incorporate in my life a diversity of activities that my wife and I together enjoy. Watching movies is our favorite hobby, especially animated movies, my son loves them. Additionally, we love family trips. Traveling around the country gives us the chance to better appreciate the diverse aspects of American culture. In fact, traveling around the world is what my wife and I have planned for retirement.
Third-year Internal Medicine Residents
JORGE AUGUSTO AGUILAR ESPINAL - UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE HONDURAS FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS
Career goals: I am interested in pursuing a fellowship in cardiology.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal provides endless opportunities for expanding medical knowledge through the diversity of its patients. It is also a very supportive, family-like environment, with wonderful colleagues and coworkers - especially the program coordinators.
Interests outside Medicine: I enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, anywhere from reading a good book to hiking a challenging trail. I’m also interested in traveling and learning about different cultures.
SESHANK ARIMILLI - ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Career goals: I plan to pursue a fellowship in infectious disease after residency.
What I like about MacNeal: My internal medicine core and sub-internship was done here at MacNeal during medical school, so I was very familiar with this hospital coming into residency. Everyone at MacNeal is very welcoming and always willing to help. I had an amazing experience during medical school and I am glad to be back for residency.
Interests outside Medicine: I am a big foodie, so living in Chicago has given me the opportunity try great restaurants. I love just about every sport; during my free time I try to stay active outdoors. I love craft beers and exploring the different breweries in Illinois.
JYOTHSNA BANDARU - P.E.S. INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND RESEARCH
Career goals: I am interested in primary care.
What I like about MacNeal: I love MacNeal because of the lovely colleagues, collegial work atmosphere and didactics.
Interests outside Medicine: I love traveling, exploring new places, trying new experiments in cooking, singing classical Carnatic, free time alone, hanging out with family and friends.
BENJAMIN COLLIE - UNIVERSIDAD DE MONTEMORELOS ESCUELA DE MEDICINA
Career goals: I aim to be an excellent physician -work smart, study hard, learn as much as I can and eventually take on a fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal is a place where not only is the program structured for well-balanced learning, but also when combined with its friendly staff, faculty, and residents the whole experience is made all the more enjoyable.
Interests outside Medicine: Some of the many things I enjoy include: playing dominoes, trying new food, sports (swimming, basketball), and most things of the historical genre (books, movies etc.).
NIVEDITA DOSHI - SSR MEDICAL COLLEGE
Career goals: I aim to pursue higher standards in medicine, so that I can provide quality healthcare to my patients. I want to do a fellowship after residency.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal gives you an excellent exposure to a wide variety of patients and educational activities. We have approachable faculty and friendly colleagues. Its location is ideal in a peaceful suburb, yet also close to Chicago.
Interests outside Medicine: I love traveling and exploring new places. I am looking forward to exploring Chicago. In my free time I enjoy painting, dancing and playing tennis.
NARAYANA GANDHAM - RANGARAYA MEDICAL COLLEGE
Career goals: To pursue a career in Oncology.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal was my top choice for residency. The staff here is friendly and efficient. The faculty is keen on academics and resident training. The biggest strength of the program is undoubtedly its diverse patient population.
Interests outside Medicine: I love cycling along the forest trails and camping. I enjoy studying philosophy and history.
MALVIKA KAUL - ACHARYA SHRI CHANDER COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Career goals: I am interested in medical education and want to pursue a fellowship position in the future.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal has the most friendly and helpful staff. There is a great balance of autonomy and supervision here. With diverse patient pathology and wonderful colleagues and senior residents, there is something to learn here every day!
Interests outside Medicine: I love to sketch and paint. I love to hang out with my friends and try all kinds of cuisines.
ANUSHA KONDAPALLI - A.J. INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND RESEARCH CENTRE
Career goals: I want to pursue a cardiology fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal has been a great learning experience ever since I joined. What I like the most is the super friendly medical education staff. Everyone is very helpful and provides support professionally and personally. I really enjoy my time here both from a professional and personal front. MacNeal has helped me make great friends in a short time.
Interests outside Medicine: I like to unwind on my days off by catching up with friends and family and eating good food. Chicago is the best place to try new foods. I also love photography and scrapbooking in my free time.
SANJAY KUMAR - DOW MEDICAL COLLEGE
Career Goal: I intend to pursue a hematology or hematology/oncology fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: As an intern, I like the friendly environment and support from senior residents and faculty.
Interests outside Medicine: Cooking and binge TV watching.
ROBERTO MITSUI AKAGI - UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE ASUNCIÓN FACULTAD DE MEDICINA
Career goals: I plan to pursue a gastroenterology fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: There are very supportive and approachable faculty members and senior residents guiding you to adapt in this new working environment. There are numerous educational opportunities with interactive lectures and assessment rounds that will strengthen your decision-making skills supported by evidence-based studies.
Interests outside Medicine: I like to hang out with my friends and play sports, especially volleyball and tennis.
JULIETA MUNOZ MEJIA - UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE HONDURAS FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS
Career goals: I want to pursue a fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal has a supportive, family environment. Faculty members are invested in our education and growth as doctors. Academics are one of the main focuses of the program.
Interests outside Medicine: Traveling, learning French, arts and crafts.
PRIYANKA SHARMA - KASTURBA MEDICAL COLLEGE MANIPAL
Career goals: I plan to pursue a hematology/oncology/critical care fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: A diverse patient population with great ancillary staff and supportive co-interns. The faculty is very approachable.
Interests outside Medicine: Watching Netflix, reading, Game of Thrones, hanging out with friends.
GLENDA SOSA - ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Career goals: I plan to pursue a fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: During my medical school rotations I came to MacNeal Hospital as a 3rd and 4th year medical student. I was happy to have found a place where I was motivated by my superiors to actively care for my patients. MacNeal Hospital and the people I met throughout my rotations shaped me into the professional I am today. The education I received as a student left me wanting more and that is one of the many reasons that I came back as a resident.
Interests outside Medicine: One of my many interests outside of medicine is to travel. I really enjoy visiting new places, learning about new cultures, new foods, and especially getting to know people of different cultures. So far, I have visited seven countries and my plans are to continue exploring new places in the future.
ANUSHA YANAMADALA - GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE ANANTAPUR
Career goals: I am interested in a hematology/oncology fellowship.
What I like about MacNeal: MacNeal has a friendly, approachable, and knowledgeable staff and is efficient in team-building. There is a diverse patient population with exposure to a variety of cases with an extraordinary opportunity to learn and practice medicine. I enjoy considering the economic and social conditions of my patients when practicing medicine. Striving for a positive outcome provides the utmost satisfaction.
Interests outside Medicine: I enjoy cooking, painting, traveling around the world with friends and family, and playing a musical instrument. I love watching fantasy movies (Hobbit, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings), dramas (like Pride & Prejudice), and epic stories. I am also interested in learning more about interior design and gardening. I love to spend a whole day on the weekend watching movies and spending time with friends and family. I like to keep up-to-date in recent advances in technology.
Internal Medicine Resident Wellness
Resident well-being is considered a fundamental and essential part of our program. Our program recognizes the unique challenges that residents face as they work to complete training. We appreciate that resiliency is a fundamental component of wellness. We offer opportunities for our residents to engage in developing personal insight. The importance of insight encompasses learning to be self-aware, to accept limits, to acknowledge uncertainty and to problem solve. We provide opportunities for the resident to obtain support both from individuals within and outside the Internal Medicine Department, placing an emphasis on self-care. Lastly, we emphasize the value of meaning and purpose in one’s work and personal life.
The following are regularly occurring events and offerings designed to help our residents develop and maintain resiliency during residency:
- Quarterly Schwartz Rounds – An interactive dialogue consisting of panelists from diverse disciplines speaking about topics that affect our ability as providers to provide compassionate and comprehensive care.
- Small group sessions offered by faculty
- Access to the Employee Assistance Program which is a professional counseling service offering free and confidential help for day-to-day concerns or difficult times offering free in-person professional consultations.
- Annual retreats are offered each year of residency – retreats feature team building exercises, a wellness session and time to relax outside of the hospital as a resident class.
- Each resident has a core faculty member designated to meet with and mentor the resident at regular intervals throughout their time at MacNeal.
- Use of validated tools like the Maslach Burnout Survey to annually help individuals confidentially identify and recognize the early signs of burnout.
Salary and Benefits
Internal Medicine Salary & Benefits
- PGY1: $56,170
- PGY2: $58,476
- PGY3: $59,859
- 4 weeks of vacation per year
- Paid education time off
- Yearly educational stipends
- Malpractice insurance
- Meals during overnight shifts
- Health, dental and vision Insurance
- Life and accident insurance
- Disability insurance
- Workers’ compensation
- 401(k) retirement plan