Incoming Interns, Residents Bring Diversity and Expertise to BILH

BILH is proud to welcome more than 350 newly minted physicians to BILH’s academic medical centers and teaching hospitals for the next phase of their training. The 2023-2024 class is made up of 148 new interns and 141 residents and fellows who will train at BIDMC; 39 residents who will train at LHMC; and 28 residents and one fellow who will train at Mount Auburn Hospital.

We are thrilled to welcome this outstanding group of new physicians to BILH,” said Gyongyi Szabo, BILH’s Chief Academic Officer. “They already bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our community, and we are committed to training them to become the curious investigators, dedicated educators and compassionate caregivers who will remake the healthcare system of tomorrow.

"We welcome our newest physicians to the team and are especially excited to have many from across the globe choose us for their training" said Anne Mosenthal, MD, Chief Academic officer at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. “We know they also share our commitment to providing our patients with extraordinary care and we’re confident that they will make a positive difference in the lives of our patients and our learning health system."

The class is a diverse group, both in terms of their backgrounds and their medical interests which span anesthesiology, cardiology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, radiology and surgery.

We've had one of our most competitive seasons, and this incoming class truly represents the best and the brightest,” said Sara E. Neves, MD, director of the anesthesiology residency program at BIDMC. “We’re known for our team spirit, so I advise our new class to take advantage of every learning opportunity and really integrate themselves into the community and environment here. Embracing that is going to really give them a really tremendous learning experience.

We have a group of residents that bring diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomics, country and states of origin and most importantly perspective,” said Jeremy Richards, MD, chair of the Department of Medical Education at Mount Auburn Hospital. “We are excited to get to train this next generation of physicians.”

The incoming residents are eager to start their training. Jeslyn Rodriguez, MD, PGY-1, of Miami, Fla., who completed her medical degree at Albany Medical College in New York State, is most excited about meeting her fellow interns and residents and exploring Boston when she begins the program in general surgery at BIDMC this summer.

Teaching is in my future; I really love education, as well as advocacy and research,” Rodriguez said. She saw firsthand that BIDMC’s program matched her own values when she participated in an away rotation in fall of 2022. “I loved the institution and the people. It wasn’t ambiguous about how the interns and residents interacted with each other. I loved how they approached teaching and feedback. They are very open to teaching and are focused on the betterment of the community. My experience there definitely influenced where I put it in my choice ranking.

The trainees officially begin on July 1. Second-year residents are eager to mentor their newest colleagues and assure them the challenges ahead will be surmountable with a little help from the mentors, colleagues and friends they will soon meet.

There is no other time in my life I have worked as hard but also no other time in my life that I've learned as much,” said Rich Chaudhary, MD, PGY-2 in internal medicine at BIDMC who is interested in pursuing cardiology. “We've really developed an amazing community–something I did not expect coming into residency. I thought I would make friends and acquaintances and colleagues, but the way these people became such a great support system exceeded my expectations.

A warm welcome to all our new colleagues!