On September 24, 2015, twenty eight residents joined PAGNY Physicians at the New York Academy of Medicine for our second annual Resident Job Fair. This great event provides PAGNY with the opportunity to meet and recruit highly qualified residents who are currently training in programs across the NYC metropolitan area. The residents are training in a wide range of specialties including “hard to recruit” areas, such as emergency medicine and psychiatry.
Following hors d’oeuvres and beverages, PAGNY CEO Dr. Luis Marcos kicked off the formal part of the event, describing PAGNY’s rich history, organizational structure, and important mission of caring for patients in underserved areas. He also emphasized PAGNY’s ongoing commitment to employee satisfaction and the comprehensive benefits package offered to PAGNY employees.
A panel of speakers representing PAGNY affiliated hospitals ensued. Reflecting on their personal experiences, each speaker detailed the many reasons why their hospitals are excellent places to begin a career in medicine. The speakers included:
- Dr. John Pellicone, Chief Medical Officer, Metropolitan Hospital
- Dr. Wehbeh Wehbeh, Associate Medical Director, NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island
- Dr. Haseen Sharma-Cooper, Associate Director, Behavioral Health, North Central Bronx
- Dr. Raphael Stimphil, Chief of Service, OBGYN, Morrisania Diagnostic Treatment Center
Residents then peppered the speakers with questions, and afterwards, over desert and coffee, speakers and residents chatted about potential employment opportunities at PAGNY.