Bayhealth Family Medicine Residency Core Faculty

Molding Future Physicians Starts with Bayhealth's Finest

Thursday, December 24, 2020 |

With July 2021 rapidly approaching, Bayhealth’s Family Medicine Residency Program Director Brintha Vasagar, MD, and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Joseph Deutsch, MD, are busy working behind the scenes interviewing more than 2,900 applicants for their residency programs.

Bayhealth Internal Medicine Residency Program Core Faculty

The Internal Medicine Residency Program has 13 residency spots to fill for its first group of postgraduate year-one residents (PGY-1), while the Family Medicine Residency Program is busy interviewing to fill their eight residency spots. Both programs will begin their inaugural year with their first classes of residents on July 1, 2021.

Once interviews are complete for both programs, Drs. Vasagar and Deutsch will select their top candidates to fill the residency spots. The applicants will also choose their top residency programs. Once the matching is complete through a computer algorithm used nationwide, the Bayhealth Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residents will be officially announced on Match Day, March 19, 2021.

“Match Day is always an exciting event for residency programs, but this year is momentous as we select the very first residents to train in Kent and Sussex counties,” said Dr. Vasagar.

In addition to conducting interviews, Drs. Vasagar and Deutsch are developing the curricula for their residency programs. The programs have a strong emphasis on well-being for both the residents and their patients.

“The Internal Medicine Residency Program curriculum will focus on training physicians to deliver healthcare that is effective, efficient, timely, and patient-centered. We went into medicine to take care of people, and the value of the patient-physician relationship will be consistently prioritized within our residency curriculum,” said Dr. Deutsch.

Behind a quality program is a strong faculty of physicians training the residents. Both the Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency programs are supported by an exceptional group of physicians to lead, train and support the residents who will care for the community.

A vital part of both residency programs are outpatient practices.

The Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency practices will serve many purposes, including resident education, with a priority of providing care to the community. At full capacity, the Family Medicine practice will add more than 30,000 patient care visits per year and the Internal Medicine practice will add more than 20,000.

Developing the next generation of physicians to serve our communities is a priority for Bayhealth. These new graduate medical education programs will provide the perfect opportunity to train physicians who will provide accessible, quality healthcare for the members of this community.

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Photo 1, Family Medicine Program team (from left to right): Program Director Brintha Vasagar, MD, MPH, FAAFP; Core Faculty Suzanne Chafin, NCC, LPCMH; Core Faculty Kandis Samuels-Leutzinger, MD, MPH; Program Coordinator Stephanie Green, MBA; and Associate Program Director Roshan Prabhu, MD

Photo 2, Internal Medicine Residency Program team (from left to right): Core Faculty, Board Review Lead Bhavin Dave, MD; Assistant Program Director, Coaching and Resident Well-being Lead Marisa Conti, DO; Program Director Joseph Deutsch, MD; Core Faculty, Evidence-Based Medicine Lead Vinoo Ramsaran, MD; Core Faculty, Inpatient Lead, Sussex Campus Muhammad Tahir, MD; and Core Faculty, Inpatient Lead, Kent Campus Samer Alhindi, MD

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