Get to know Brian Sacks, DO, transitional year resident.

Career goal: Neurology with fellowship into neurophysiology

What makes your LVHN training program different from others across the country?

The biggest thing that stands out to me is how kind and caring each member of the training program was. They are with you every step of the way, which greatly helped with the stressful transition from medical student to resident.

What has been the most unique part of your training experience so far?

The most unique part of training so far has been the training leading up to our first start day. LVHN gave us ample time to be prepared for our first start day, which included shadowing sessions of a typical hospital day, guided tours throughout the hospital and even social events to get to know the rest of the senior residents.

What is one memory you have from your training so far that will stick with you for your career?

A memory that will stick with me will likely be the hands-on training in the central line simulations with our chief resident. I never expected a chief to devote so much time and attention to the interns, and he was there every step of the way to guide us all through the process.

What is one piece of advice you would share with someone as they select a training program?

My best piece of advice is to choose a residency where you’ll be working with genuinely kind and caring people. You are going to be at your program for several years and often times will deal with stressful situations along the way. Being surrounded by people who want to see you thrive as well as care about your well-being is such an integral part of choosing a program.

What does it mean to be a resident at LVHN?

To me, it means to give my best effort every day I am here. Whether it’s going the extra mile for your patients or helping out a fellow resident or hospital colleague, I strive to do everything I can so that when I step outside, I know I accomplished my goals.

Transitional Year Residency

Learn more about LVHN’s Transitional Year Residency program.

Program overview