Testimonials

“It is with great privilege and pleasure that I will be completing my training at the University of Maryland Midtown Campus. Working with a wonderful group of people, including residents, faculty, and hospital staff, on a daily basis in both the inpatient and outpatient settings has been rewarding.  Having the opportunity to serve a diverse patient population with a wide variety of pathological conditions has been the best part of my experience here.  We are exposed to rare disease states as well as unusual presentations of common conditions. 

The program has a comprehensive curriculum that deals with all aspects of internal medicine.  Furthermore, subspecialties are covered with a balance between outstanding clinical training and work life balance.  For me, the ICU rotation and the morning didactics have been the most valuable educational experiences. 

The program's administration is very supportive and the attending physicians are approachable, willing, and able to teach.  It is exciting to be a part of a team where everyone works together to learn and provide the best possible care for the greater good of our patients.  Without hesitation I can say that the University of Maryland Midtown Campus is one of the best community training programs in the area.”

Patrick Oguejiofor, MD 
Categorical Resident
Class of 2015


"The University of Maryland Medical Center – Midtown Campus allows for all the benefits of a large medical system yet provides the rewarding and personal setting of a community hospital. The clinical exposure of urban medicine has allowed ample opportunities for hands-on teaching in various specialties from Emergency Medicine to Critical Care and has been invaluable to my growth as a physician. 

The Faculty and staff are approachable, eager to teach and provide just the right balance of autonomy and oversight to encourage progression and confidence in young physicians."

Elizabeth Otto, MD 
Categorical Resident
Class of 2017


“UMMC Midtown Campus is a perfect place for an internship, as the training offers a balance between academic work, bedside teaching, and personal life. One clear advantage of a small community program is the amount of attention an individual resident gets throughout the training experience. 

Hospitalists and the sub-specialty attendings are easy to approach and very comfortable to work with. With a batch of 20 interns, you will make 19 friends as soon as your year starts. Our program director will make sure both our stomachs and brains are satisfied during Morning Reports and Noon Conferences, with a dash of hot sauce on the side. I feel confident that I will be well prepared to enter residency training in my chosen field of neurology.”

Aashrayata Aryal Pandit, MD 
Transitional Year resident
Class of 2015 


“Residency after medical school had always been a lifelong dream and achieving this at UMMC Midtown Campus is a dream comes true.  UMMC Midtown Campus Internal Medicine is a truly unique program with a diverse group of residents and attendings ever ready and willing to guide you to be the best that you can be.  Academics and patient interactions are top- notch.  I will say that being here is bringing the best in me and I am sure 2 years from now, I will have reached for the stars and brought them down to earth.

UMMC Midtown Campus is located in Baltimore City, a vibrant and colorful city.  Baltimore has a lot of old history including the famous Mt. Vernon, former residence of George Washington (first American President), plenty of really good restaurants.  It is also home to the best crab cakes in the United States. If you love classical music, look no further than the nearby Peabody Institute, where you can catch some free live performances.  These are just but a few things one can do in Baltimore outside residency at UMMC Midtown.”

Afua Ntem-Mensah, MD 
Categorical Resident
Class of 2017


"As I near the end of my intern year at University of Maryland Medical Center - Midtown Campus, I could not be happier with what I have experienced. To me, the optimal residency program must have a balance between the number of patients seen and time spent learning. This program is the best of both worlds, as we see a large, diverse patient population in a strong academic setting that thrives on teaching. The faculty are approachable, know every resident by name and make it their priority to shape and mold residents into extraordinary physicians. With every day that passes, I feel more confident in my ability to practice strong, evidence based medicine. Whether I decide to pursue fellowship in the future or not, I know that I will be well prepared for my career in medicine with lifelong friends I have met in the process."

Benjamin McKinney, DO 
Categorical Resident
Class of 2019


“I can remember the stress and anxiety of residency application, when you are supposed to put your best foot forward while somehow also trying to find out which program is best for you.  It was one of the most challenging times for me.  What jumped out at me when I visited Midtown was that the residents seemed happy.  Training here, I have come to appreciate that no one gets embarrassed to speak up with an answer that turns out incorrect. This program fosters an atmosphere conducive to learning at all levels of training.  I feel thankful that no matter how busy our patient care duties are, my senior residents always take the time to help me develop my own clinical judgment.  The process of residency application can be an overwhelming one; it is important to spend these years of training in a place that treats residents with respect and collegiality, and for me, I found that at UMMC Midtown.”

Aseem Sood, MD
Categorical Resident
Class of 2018


“Nothing calms the cloying stress of the intern year quite like knowing the other folks alongside you in the trenches, feeling as though they have your back, knowing that we can all get through it together.  Midtown gives comfort in the familiar, reminds you that you're part of a team: a group of men and women, staff-specialists, all, fighting the good fight against the assault of hurt and harm that the world inflicts.  Here, you know you're known, and you can breathe easier with that fact that there will be any number of your friends at your side, ready and willing.

Midtown Campus fosters what is best: Solidarity, community, and invokes some of the better kinds of curiosities; The rest is what you make of it.”

Jonathan Gray, MD
Categorical Resident
Class of 2019


“There are a few fundamental qualities one hopes to find in a residency program, and the most important element is self- growth and exploration. I was lucky enough to have found myself at Midtown, which facilitated the growth and exploration of myself as a physician. I have been infused with the high morals of conduct and the exposure to exemplary standards of health care provision from the faculty at Midtown Campus. The opportunity to have trained in such a system will undoubtedly reflect positively in my future practice.”

Faran Ghumman, MD
Categorical Resident
Class of 2018



“The stand- out character of the UMMC Midtown Hospital residency program is our community.  The program consists of a small class of 20 interns with 16 residents, who are all work together to make the program successful for everyone individually, and for the group as a whole.  There is a wide array of staff we are all able to come to know on a personal level and to work together as an interdisciplinary team taking care of patients.  All the attending hospitalists are approachable, skilled in teaching, and interested in getting to know the residents.  The intimate collegiality and team work environment we have here can only be found in small community hospital settings like Midtown.

At Midtown, residents are the heart of the hospital.  We are the rapid response team, and we run most of the codes.  In the ICU, we work with a fellow from Downtown and have plenty of opportunities to do procedures, as well as in the ED, and to scrub in on surgeries during our surgery rotation for Transitional Year interns.  Every program will end up being what we take from the program, and the program at Midtown has a lot to offer.”

Suehyb Alkhatib, MD
Transitional Year resident
Class of 2017


“The University of Maryland Medical Center – Midtown Campus has the perfect combination of the hands-on training of a community hospital with the access to the variety of resources and sub-specialty rotations available at a university campus.  The patient population in our urban setting challenges me to think critically and learn how to care for complex, difficult patients.  The infectious disease experience is especially robust and definitely provides me as a future physician with the right tools to “kill all germs.”

The faculty are very approachable and give the residents the right amount of autonomy, as we progress in our knowledge and confidence.  The small size of our program nurtures a close bonding experience during the first year with my diverse group of co-residents, including those in the Transitional Year.  Though many of them will be pursuing future training in radiology and  anesthesiology, our relationships will extend beyond our internship year and will last long after my residency has been completed.”  

Jennie Zhang, D.O.

Categorical Resident
Class of 2019