PAGNY held a highly successful Third Annual Residents and Fellows Job Fair at the New York Academy of Medicine on Oct. 19 that attracted 25 Residents and Fellows currently in training programs in the New York City area and from as far away as Buffalo and Detroit.
The fair gave PAGNY’s senior leadership the opportunity to identify potential candidates to fill vacancies at PAGNY- affiliated hospitals and facilities. PAGNY’s physician leaders explained to the young doctors that PAGNY’s mission is to provide high-quality medical care for underserved communities. They told them that working at a PAGNY-affiliated facility is both challenging and rewarding and will help them become more rounded physicians and healthcare providers.
The PAGNY leaders also explained the many specialties and programs available at different facilities and gave the Residents and Fellows career advice on how to balance their medical practice, research and community service.
Attendees included residents from Interfaith Medical Center, South Beach State Hospital, NYU Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. They represented a wide range of sub-specialties, including Internal Medicine, OB/GYN and Family Medicine.
Dr. Luis Marcos, PAGNY’s Chief Executive Officer, welcomed the Residents and Fellows and said PAGNY’s mission is to provide outstanding patient-centered care, significantly improve health outcomes for all of our communities and create a culture of forward-thinking, enterprising medical professionals who share a commitment to clinical excellence. He told them PAGNY is committed to using its shared expertise to pursue innovation and collaborate across disciplines.
At the fair, PAGNY’s physician leaders were organized into two panels of speakers:
The first panel:
Dr. Nora Bergasa, Chief of Medicine, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
Dr. Peter Kim, Attending Physician, NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx
Dr. Luis Cintron, Assistant Chief of Service, Medical, Correctional Health Services (CHS)
Dr. Shane Konrad, Medical Director, Mental Health Service, CHS
Dr. Dennis Greenbaum, Director Department of Medicine, NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
The second panel:
Dr. John Morley, Chief Medical Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi/NCB
Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg, Chairperson, Psychiatry, NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island
Dr. Toni Stern, Chairperson, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island
Dr. Balavenkatesh Kanna, Associate Graduate Medical Education Director, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln
During and after the event, PAGNY physician recruiters took contact information and resumes from Residents and Fellows who expressed interest in current openings. Attendees were also asked to let their professional colleagues know about PAGNY openings, which are listed at the PAGNY website at: https://jobs.pagny.org/.