2022-23 Primary Care Residents
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY & Sydney, Australia
Interests (personal and/or career): I love to travel to new and unique places immersing myself in cultures different than my own. I find it gives me new perspectives that better equip me to help my patients.
Why you chose, or why you would recommend Downstate PCIM: Our program is based in a university hospital setting which allows us a plethora of resources to pursue both professional and personal interests. In addition to focusing on academic and patient care activities, we are privileged enough to have activities encompassing communication skills, QI projects, volunteer opportunities and more.
Hometown: Miami, FL & Brooklyn, NY
Interests: I am interested in music, art and cooking. My professional interests include internal medicine, cardiology, women's health and community health.
Reasons you chose Downstate PCIM: I chose Downstate PCIM because I really appreciated the program's holistic approach to health care, community involvement and the sense of genuine kindness/thoughtfulness that I felt from the faculty and program team. My goal is to be a healthcare provider who practices preventative medicine, engages in community health initiatives, treat acute illnesses, treat chronic illnesses, practice specialty medicine. This PCIM program affords me the opportunity do all of those things.
Hometown: Kolkata, India
Interests: Listening to and performing Indian classical/fusion music, watching Broadway shows, doing Karaoke with friends, painting
Why I chose PCIM downstate: The excellent leadership and mentor support was evident from the interviews and resident interactions. This program cares about you and your growth as a resident. I would recommend this program to anyone who is looking for a well-rounded university program in primary care, with plenty of learning opportunities in IM.
Hometown: Yorktown Heights, NY
Interests: Primary Care Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine.
Reasons I chose Downstate PCIM: I love this program because I feel valued as a person and just not another resident. The continuity clinic is one of the best parts, because it helps us build a strong rapport with the patients we serve. Being able to practice medicine in such a diverse community and being mentored by supportive leadership are just some of the things that make this program a great fit.
Nawshin Zara Jamil
Hometown: Ottawa, Canada & Queens, NY
Interests (personal and/or career): Women's health and sports medicine/rehabilitation. Also, cooking, film, and exploring nature (minus the bugs!)
Why you chose, or why you would recommend Downstate PCIM: The supportive leadership and privilege of serving my hometown. Also, learning how to connect patients from unique and underserved urban communities with the city's vast resources and what NYC Health and Hospitals can offer. Training here can prepare me to practice anywhere.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY & Philadelphia, PA
Hometown: Guangdong, China
Interests: Primary care medicine, critical care, cardiovascular disease
Why you chose or would recommend DOWNSTATE PCIM: In addition to the strong leadership and supportive culture, the program offers unique opportunities to develop a long-term relationship with patients. You will also be exposed to the art of communication, the beauty of teaching, as well as everything you might be interested in medicine.
Hometown: Bon Air West Arouca, Trinidad
Interests: Primary Care & Inpatient Medicine
Why you chose or would recommend Downstate PCIM: I chose this program because of the numerous opportunities to serve the underserved, as well as the unique educational opportunities such as "teaching to teach" and "motivational interviewing workshops", to name a few. On the other hand, I would recommend this program because the program's leadership truly wants the best for the residents and is extremely supportive.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Interests (personal and/or career): Primary Care & Gastroenterology.
2) Why I chose Downstate PCIM: I chose Downstate PCIM because it was an opportunity to serve and treat the underserved community, I grew up in. In addition, the program’s fantastic leadership and strong teaching curriculum are why I chose to join the Downstate PCIM family.
Charlie Spell, IV
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Hometown: Ozone Park, NY
Interests: Primary care medicine, allergy/immunology, rheumatology.
Why I chose Downstate PCIM: I chose this program because of its academic aspect with a primary care focused curriculum, emphasis on teaching and learning. We have the most caring leadership and faculty who always offer support in order to help us become the best physicians we can be. The patient population is also a great asset to this program.
Hometown: Mashhad, Iran & New York, NY
Interests: primary care, preventive medicine, hospital medicine, exploring medicine subspecialties
Reason I chose Downstate PCIM: This is an academic program with amazing environment, supportive faculty and strong curriculum.
Interests: Volunteering, traveling, diving, fishing, preventative care.
Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: This is a highly academic program with a focus on primary care.
Hometown: New Jersey
Interests: Primary Care
Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: You should pick this program if you value great leadership that cares about your personal and professional growth. The patient population we get to serve is why I made this program my top choice.
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Interests: Wide variety of interests from Primary Care, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, Rheumatology. Have had exposure to all and found them very interesting.
Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: The training and exposure to primary care is probably one of the best that you can get. You will learn the building blocks of both outpatient and inpatient medicine that will set you up well for whatever you want to do in medicine.
Hometown: Lexington, MA
Interests: Primary care & hospitalist medicine
Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: Focus on primary care in an underserved population
Hometown: Cambridge, England
Interests: Preventative medicine, wilderness medicine, sports medicine, primary care, acute medicine
Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: Amazing program leadership, great teaching, lots of opportunities to learn how to be a good teacher and to explore all your interests, vibrant patient community, lovely co-residents!
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Interests: Primary Care
Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: The diversity among patients, clinical conditions, and residents.
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Interests: Hospital medicine, Primary Care and Gastroenterology
Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: I chose this program because of how genuine and personable everyone was. I loved that my program strives to deliver special learning experiences, exceptional 4x+2y block schedule and a strong continuity ambulatory curriculum, just to name a few. The vision of this program aligned with my own.
Hometown: Canton, OH
Interests: Primary Care, Cardiology, Inpatient Medicine
Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: You will receive a tremendous amount of support here!
Gyuhee (Kate) Seong
Hometown: South Korea
Interests: Primary care, research, healthcare innovation
Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: This is an academic program with incredible support from the faculty, a forward-thinking curriculum, and a vast array of pathologies to learn from, not to mention living in the heart of Brooklyn!
Hometown: Chennai, India
Interests: Patient-centered care, Cardiovascular health in women and preventive medicine.
Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: This is a program with excellent outpatient medicine exposure along with strong inpatient training. We have amazing program leadership and faculty invested in residents careers and well being, diverse pathology and the opportunity to work with an underserved but vibrant community.
Hometown: Buffalo, New York
Interests: Primary care and optimizing medical health care to the unique medical needs of the developmentally disabled community. Currently exploring the multiple avenues of internal medicine.
Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: This program offers fantastic opportunities for continuity of care and education on how to best navigate medical systems in order to help the underserved. Furthermore, there is great diversity of patient pathology and presentation.
Hometown: Fresno, California
Interests: Health inequities
Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: The program leadership and support provided by the residents, PD, ADP, and staff.
PGY 3 (PC Track)
Richard Meier, II