Brian Sacks, DO
Transitional Year Resident
Career goal: Neurology with fellowship into neurophysiology
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.