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Michelle Aliprantis, MBA
Regional Director of Marketing and Communications
Suburban Community Hospital’s Residency Graduation
Fifteen graduates to begin careers after completing three-year medical residency
East Norriton, PA (06/20/2022) – On June 18, the Suburban Community Hospital’s Residency Program celebrated its 2022 resident physicians’ graduates with a ceremony and reception at the Presidential, in Norristown, PA.
When they stepped onto the Suburban Community Hospital campus in the summer of 2019, the physician residents had no idea what would transpire within just a few months, and how profoundly it would impact their medical education experiences.
But by the end of that year, the SARS-CoV-2 virus was already spreading. Suddenly, everyone, medical degree or not, was studying virology. The virus that causes COVID-19 altered learning experiences as virtual learning replaced in-person lectures. It effected patient populations, with fewer patients in some areas, and more in others. Masks created challenges for those interacting with patients and families.
Despite those challenges, a total of fifteen resident physicians graduated this year, following three years of training at Suburban Community Hospital and its physician practices.
“The Class of 2022 has shown immense resilience throughout the pandemic, and their capacity to adapt and excel in the most grueling circumstances will serve them well as they enter the next phase of their physician careers,” said Teresa D. Robinson, MSEd, administrative director and designated institutional official over Suburban Community Hospital and Lower Bucks Hospitals Residency Programs.
“Today is of course a celebration of your hard work and commitment to your patients and the community. But it’s also a great reminder of how by working together, we can truly change people’s lives.” Robinson added, “I am so proud of our graduates and know they will transform healthcare and always put patients at the center of their practice.’’
Members of the Class of 2022 include:
- Tin Bui, DO – Outpatient Practice at Grand View Hospital in Pennsylvania
- Caitlin Carlsson, DO – Outpatient Practice at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina
- Britney Niles-Schoeller, DO – Sports Medicine Fellowship at St. Luke’s Hospital in PA
- Mohamed Sabour, DO – Outpatient Practice at Montefiore in New York
- Cameron Williams, MD – Physician at Suburban Geriatrics medical practice in PA
- James Wright, MD – Hospitalist at Grandview Hospital in PA
- Nam Pham, DO – Infectious Disease Fellowship at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia
- Sanu Paul, MD – Hospitalist at Dallas VA Medical Center in Texas
- Imran Khokhar, MD – Hospitalist at Reading Hospital in PA
- Saisree Adla Jala, MD – Internal Medicine Residency at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in CA
- Chakradhar Chandrupatla, MD – Internal Medicine Residency at Suburban Community Hospital
- Janaki Devara, MD – Internal Medicine Residency at Suburban Community Hospital
- Raju Kakarlapudi, MD – Psychiatry Residency at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in New Jersey
- Gisha Mohan, MD – Internal Medicine Residency at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in CA
- Amishi Parekh, MD – Internal Medicine Residency at Suburban Community Hospital
Each graduate will now begin a residency, a stage of graduate medical training where residents hold a medical degree and practice medicine under the indirect supervision of an attending physician. Successful completion of a residency program is a requirement to obtaining a medical license.
The residency program offers a learning environment across several settings, including hospital, ambulatory, emergency, and various specialty rotations. The rotations include training with community physicians specializing in neonatology, pediatric allergy, pediatric cardiology, pediatric dermatology, pediatric gastroenterology, sports medicine, community medicine, and Health Systems Management.
Each year, residents seek a graduate medical education program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. After completing a qualifying residency program, physicians are eligible to take an exam to become board-certified in the program specialty.
During this time, hundreds of applications are reviewed by the Residency staff for the limited number of spots. After interviews are conducted, both the Residency and applicant submit their ranking of preference (Resident to Residency) to The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Program. The ACGME computerized mathematical algorithm matches applicants’ preferences with program directors for training positions available at teaching hospitals nationwide. The matches are announced on Match Day – the third Friday in March.
The Suburban Community Hospitals Residency program is comprised of osteopathic and allopathic physicians. Throughout the years, the hospital has trained residents from universities across the Philadelphia region. On the educational side, residents benefit from exposure to a large, diverse patient population with a wide spectrum of disease states and clinical-social scenarios in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
To learn more about Suburban Community Hospitals Residency Program visit https://suburbanhosp.org//our-services/residency-program/
About Suburban Community Hospital: Suburban Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care hospital, and a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. For over 65 years, Suburban Community Hospital has been delivering quality healthcare to Montgomery County and the surrounding region. Suburban Community Hospital, originally named Riverview Hospital, opened in 1944. Chartered at 740 Sandy Street in Norristown, PA, Riverview Osteopathic Hospital would provide medical and surgical services to the sick, afflicted, and injured, and would educate persons in the care and nursing. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Suburban Community Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.
About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit www.primehealthcare.com