Khushbu Gandhi, DO
Psychiatry Resident Follows Her Instincts at LVHN
Career goal: To become an inpatient child and adolescent psychiatrist
“Trust your instincts. Go with the training program that fits you, your goals and personality best.”
The people! From attending physicians to house staff, LVHN colleagues are some of the most welcoming and wonderful members in the community. Everyone is dedicated to providing the best education and learning experience possible for their residents, fellows and medical students.
I am very grateful to have the opportunity to be part of the second class of the Psychiatry Residency program and one of the first females in the program at LVHN. It is incredible to be contributing and to be shaping this new program to ensure that myself, my co-residents and future residents will become highly-skilled and compassionate psychiatrists.
One memory that will stick with me throughout my career is my first patient encounter on the first day of residency. I walked into my patient’s room and introduced myself as Dr. Gandhi. Though it seems small, this one introduction seemed so powerful and significant. This title encompasses years of education, hard work, and love and support from my family, and I was proud to introduce myself as ‘doctor’ for the first time.
Trust your instincts. Go with the training program that fits you, your goals and personality best.
Being a resident means I can be part of an immaculate team of doctors, nurses and other health professionals who provide the best care to the Lehigh Valley. I’m excited to start my journey as a psychiatrist with the LVHN family!
Hi! My name is Khushbu Gandhi and I am a currently a PGY-1 resident, in the second class of LVHN’s Psychiatry residency program. As part of our first year, we spend two months rotating through Neurology. I have completed my first month at our Muhlenberg campus and I am currently half way through my second month at the Cedar Crest location.
My month at Muhlenberg followed this rough daily schedule:
My first month at Muhlenberg was a great first exposure to general inpatient neurology and allowed me to get my feet wet. The one-on-one interactions with the attendings allowed me to tailor my presentations and exam, and helped me understand the role of a Neurology resident.
My month at Cedar Crest follows this rough daily schedule:
It has been a wonderful opportunity to work and collaborate with the neurology residents, who are eager to teach and provide guidance. As the service is larger than Muhlenberg, I have also had the opportunity to see a wide range of neurologic complaints/diseases.
Overall, my experiences at both Muhlenberg and Cedar Crest have been terrific! I have gained a wealth of knowledge in the field of Neurology, which will be essential as a Psychiatrist, as the two fields are so intertwined.