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Anika Vaidy, MD

Temple Internal Medicine, Class of 2019

Temple is a place like no other. As a medicine applicant, I was immediately drawn to the sense of pride and camaraderie that comes with a place that is truly run by the residents. Now that I am halfway through my residency I see how close this Temple family really is.  Every day I get to work alongside my best friends while treating very sick patients. At Temple you are often put in challenging situations but never without a co-resident by your side to help when needed. 

It is truly a humbling experience to treat such an underserved population and see diseases one would only expect to see in a developing country. Not only are you diagnosing people on the front line who have lived their entire life without seeing a doctor, but simultaneously you are providing them with the resources of a world renowned institution. The altruistic mission of temple permeates the culture of the residency and it is felt everywhere you go. After a year and a half of being here, I still come home most days thinking, "Wow, I can't believe I did that today," and I really can't imagine being anywhere else.

Robert Marron, MD

Temple Internal Medicine, Class of 2017

The internal medicine residents are truly the heart of the hospital here at Temple. This is a "resident-focused" hospital in the sense that the residents are given the primary responsibility for patients. Fellows have a role, but in the end the residents are expected to perform procedures, have say over plans, etc. 

The faculty at Temple are both accomplished and approachable. It is easy to become involved in research with some of the leading figures in different specialties, but at the same time nobody is unapproachable, and it is easy to find mentors. 

When any resident leaves Temple after three years of IM training they are, without a doubt, prepared for anything that comes their way in fellowship or in a career as an academic hospitalist, in private practice, or in primary care.

Kelley Rowe, MD

Temple Internal Medicine, Class of 2019

Temple is a special place. When I was choosing a residency program, three things were important me: the patients, the variety of pathology, and the residents. At Temple, we have the amazing opportunity to care for underserved patients and give back to a community in need.  We see incredibly diverse patients every day and treat rare diseases I thought only existed in textbooks. At the core of our program, and what makes it truly special, are the residents. When I was a student here, I was in awe of the residents who were not only able to manage difficult patients on their own, but still took the time to teach and review cases with me every day. Now, as I transition from being a student to an intern, I am once again struck by the people that choose Temple. We share a passion for working with the North Philadelphia community and a commitment to creating a rich academic environment. And most importantly, there is always someone ready to lend a hand, make you laugh after a long night, and enjoy a day off with.  

Timothy Lindsay, MD

Temple Internal Medicine, Class of 2019

After completing four years of medical school doing my best to help my residents care for the uninsured, destitute, and often-marginalized patients in New Orleans, LA, I knew that this type of patient population was the most important thing I wanted to find in a residency. I wanted the chance to take ownership of and think through the incredibly complex medical and social problems that these patients had brought in with them through the front doors of the hospital. That is exactly what I hoped for — and what I have come to find — in this first year of training at Temple Hospital. The patients are challenging, complex, diverse — and overall some of the kindest, thankful, and most patient people you could hope to take care of in a busy medical center like Temple. This program has been everything I had hoped it would be when I submitted my rank list last February. I have learned more than I could have imagined, been challenged more than I thought possible, and never once been without the support I that I have needed as a brand new intern. I am excited to see what the next three years have to bring here at Temple…I can already tell it will go by quickly.

Darius Farzad, MD

Temple Internal Medicine, Class of 2018

I was drawn to this program for several reasons, and at the top of that list was the complexity and volume of patients. I am confident that serving this population has and will continue to prepare me optimally for my future career, an assessment that I have frequently heard about Temple IM residents. The other aspect of this program that has stood out is one I couldn't fully appreciate prior to starting, and that is the quality of the people here. Navigating the occasionally treacherous waters of residency is much easier when you are surrounded by co-workers who are always willing to assist, teach, and support you. I could not ask for a better balance between this sense of community that exists at Temple and learning in a challenging environment from expert attendings.

Matthew Sochat, MD

Temple Internal Medicine, Class of 2017

I came to Temple for internal medicine after switching specialties mid-residency. This was a daunting experience, but Temple supported me through every step of the transition and I quickly found myself in a community that happily welcomed me in. The clinical training here is excellent, and I have very quickly developed my skills in internal medicine thanks to the diverse pathologies and excellent education offered here. Seeking a fellowship with my unusual background has been easy to do, as supportive advisors are available who helped me to plan my application and seek out research opportunities. I could not be happier with my decision to be at Temple!