Post Residency

Resident Outcomes:

Over the past five years, all third-year residents finishing the program have been deemed board qualified at the time of completion of their three years of training. Information about the board exam pass rates for all internal medicine programs is available online at the ABIM website: This site also supplies important information about the interpretation of board exam pass rates.

The program provides several activities to facilitate preparation for the exam including: 

  • Interactive board review sessions held throughout the academic year, based on material from the American College of Physicians Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program (MKSAP)
  • Annual In-Training Service Exam
  • Each resident receives most current MKSAP
  • Monthly subspecialty quizzes
  • Facilitating attendance of all residents in the PG3 year at a nationally conducted board review session by providing duty coverage and financial support
  • Conducting annually a two hour clinical exam skills exercise
  • Conducting Mini-CEX's at patient's bedside, and
  • Regularly scheduled meetings with the faculty advisor to discuss educational goal setting and career planning.

Fellowship Training:

Every year, members of the graduating class have pursued subspecialty training in fellowships such as Critical Care/Pulmonary Medicine, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Hematology/Oncology, Geriatrics and Sports Medicine.

Three out of four of our graduates who apply for Fellowship training have been accepted into highly competitive programs. Over the past five years, graduating residents continued on to 26 Fellowship programs. Our other graduates chose careers in academic medicine, hospitalist positions or primary care.

The Program supports the goal of residents for subspecialty training by encouraging residents with excellent medical knowledge to arrange away electives in their chosen subspecialty in their Senior years. Residents are also integrated into the many Hospital Committees and Patient Quality and Safety initiatives reflecting their subspecialty interest. Code Blue Analysis, Diabetes Task Force and Antibiotic Stewardship are just a few of the projects.

Fellowship Matches

Class of 2017

Dr. Ali Hakim Shoushtari, Infectious Disease: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Dr. Nabil Mesiha, Pulmonary/Critical Care: Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York
Dr. Majlinda Xhikola, Endocrinology: Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida

Class of 2016

Dr. Mohammed Al-Jumayli, 2017-18 Hematology/Oncology: University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas & 2016-17 Geriatrics: Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas
Dr. Djamshed Samiev, Pulmonary/Critical Care: Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey
Dr. Lindita Shehu, Pulmonary/Critical Care: Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts
Dr. Andrei Yankovich, Pulmonary/Critical Care: University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee

Class of 2015

Dr. Nazish Ahmad, Endocrinology: Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dr. Salman Azim, 2017-18 Endocrinology: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial in Rochester, New York
Dr. Ronnie Mantilla, Pulmonary/Critical Care: Carilion Clinic – Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, Virginia
Dr. Mher Onanyan, 2016-17 Pulmonary/Critical Care: University of South Alabama Hospitals in Mobile, Alabama
Dr. Waqar Siddiqui, Pulmonary/Critical Care: University of South Alabama Hospitals in Mobile, Alabama

Class of 2014

Dr. Foroozan Famoori, Geriatrics: University of California in San Diego, California
Dr. Kirmanj Faraj, 2015-16 Cardiovascular Disease: Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dr. Jina Makadia, Infectious Diseases: Allegheny Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Dr. Akshay Manohar, Infectious Diseases: State University of New York in Buffalo, New York
Dr. George Saborio, Sports Medicine: Allegheny Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Dr. Sreekar Vennelaganti, Gastroenterology: University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas  

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